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Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

As the season starts to swelter, street fashion takes a more easy-going, laid-back approach. Yet for these individuals, that doesn't mean compromising on style.

Take a gander at this week's subjects, who are creating their own looks.

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Name: Keelyn Ross

Spotted at: 15th and Arapahoe.

Profession: Admissions counselor.

Favorite film: Anything by Jean-Luc Godard. I really enjoyed his last film, Socialisme, which I saw at the Denver Film Center.

iPod favorites: I'm really into these two bands: Holy Other and Made in Heights.

Style inspirations/icons: 1960s fashion and steam-punk as well.

Favorite color: Smokey gray and pale blue.

Favorite accessory: Necklaces and pendants.

Style mantra: Less is more; keep it simple. I believe in minimalism, so if I wear a simple outfit I really play up the accessories.

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Take a look inside Keelyn's bag on page 2!

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

"I carry the essentials, like my keys and make-up. But I also carry some random stuff like: parking tickets, a lighter and a couple of items that have sentimental value."

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

One of those random items is a ring bearing Ross's birthstone, a garnet for January. "I believe that crystals and stones can bring positive energy."

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Another emotional keepsake is a skeleton key that was given to Ross by a friend. "It goes everywhere with me."

Check out the D.I.Y. style of Roman DeMartin on page 3!

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Name: Roman DeMartin

Spotted at: 16th and Stout.

Profession: Striving fashion designer.

Favorite film: Funny Girl.

iPod favorites: "Motivation" by Kelly Rowland and "Sunshine Into My Life" by Funkysober.

Style inspirations/icons: Kat VonD, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha.

Favorite color: I don't have one. I love them all equally.

Favorite accessory: Sunglasses. They're both functional and fashionable. Plus, I can hide my eyes if i don't get enough sleep.

Style mantra: Fashion goes in waves of in and out, but good style and taste are forever; they're timeless. Before I leave the house I always ask myself if I look ridiculous.

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

Click over to check out what's in Roman's bag!

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

A bag within a bag. A taped-up and redesigned Urban Outfitters tote conceals a black leather Ben Sherman bag. This budding fashion designer specializes in high-end women's wear. He usually carries his sketch book, but we caught him on an off-day.

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

All of the necessities go everywhere with DeMartin: two bottles of H2O, wallet, phone and iPod chargers, portable speakers, keys, lighters and cigarettes.

Street Style: Crystals, positive energy and a less-is-more mentality

"I never leave the house without cologne. I'm addicted to the stuff. This scent is Paris Hilton for men."

Style analysis:

Even when things heat up, it's possible to remain fashionable -- but keep it simple Keelyn carries sacred objects with her, and plays up accessories: a canvas bag, aviator shades and a metal cuff. Roman creates his own look by cutting up T-shirts and having his friends paint his shoes.

Stay inspired and true to yourself, Denver, even in the most volcanic temperatures.

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