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.
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.
Take a look inside Keelyn's bag on page 2!
"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."
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."
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!
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.
Click over to check out what's in Roman's bag!
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.
All of the necessities go everywhere with DeMartin: two bottles of H2O, wallet, phone and iPod chargers, portable speakers, keys, lighters and cigarettes.
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"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.