Ilona Fortune Spotted in Steve Madden and Ralph Lauren at 17th and Welton

When you're fashion-savvy, even the most mundane task is a reason to dress up and show off your style. Last week we spotted Chicago's Ilona Fortune, who was visiting Denver and looking great while walking her dog, Benjamin, near 17th and Welton streets downtown. "Denver has more of an outdoor style of clothes, for mountains or biking," she observes. "It's casual, and I like it. Chicago is more high-heel style and suits for guys in the downtown area, but closer to he suburbs it gets more hip and casual." We stopped to chat with this chic visitor about who designed her silver shoes and where she shops. 

Those silver shoes are by Steve Madden, and the corrugated soles make them perfect for walking on pavement. Her purse is by Lauren for Ralph Lauren. Fortune's daytime look is fortunate, indeed, pairing designer accessories, like her bag and shoes, with yellow shorts and short-sleeved button-up. 

Style inspirations and icons: "I don't look to anyone besides myself, really. When I go shopping, I get inspired. "

Favorite color: Blue.
Favorite accessory: "My watch."
Shops at:  "Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Exchange and Calvin Klein."

Fortune mixes brands to create her own look and show off her style while stepping out to walk Benjamin. Looking put together for any task, Fortune is making casual-wear chic.

Always look your best, Denver, even when walking the dog.

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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