Fashion USA Style

Street Style - Men

 JEFF
Recreational Therapist
(At a sports bar)

While out enjoying the World Cup games, there was no mistaking who this guy was cheering on.  I’m going to say the clothing speaks for itself.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, take a risk and wrap your country all around you from head to toe while out watching the games—or just because that’s how you want to dress every day.  Should be fun times for you.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Your team can always feel the love when you show your support whether near or far.

Dapperly Dressed

Street Style - Men

CHRIS
Theatrical Technician
(At a fashion show)

I really like the styling of the belt here on this smartly dressed man.  The purple tie adds a bit of color and goes well with the whole ensemble.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, find new ways to dress up a pair of casual jeans and give your look somewhat of an edge.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Wearing a colored tie or a belt in a new and different way always adds a bit of life to an outfit.

Colored Hair & Pink Pastels

Street Style - Women

AVERY
Student
(At a fashion show)

Zachary’s sister stood out with the green color on the tips of her hair for a bit of fun.  The neutral and subtle colors of her outfit made the green pop out in her hair.  With a pretty sheer pastel dress and the addition of a fur around the neck, she’s ready to go.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, have some fun with hair coloring or accessorize with a great fur.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  To make a tiny bit of color stand out, keep the colors around it subdued and neutral somewhat.

A Jacket Of All Trades

Street Style - Men

ZACHARY
Student/Designer
(At a fashion show)

This guy was totally prepared to be a fashion show spectator.  The funkiness of the jacket is what caught my eye.  He actually made this jacket himself.  So it’s no surprise that he got accepted into Central Saint Martins in London this coming fall!  Some of the most famous designers hail from CSM.  Kudos to him!

So, if you have nothing else to do today, make your own clothes, wear a bow tie, or give some brightly colored pants a whirl around the block.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  People take notice when you jazz up your look a bit.

Lively Prints & Accessories

Street Style - Women

JULIE & KIM
Administrative Assistant & Designer
(At a fashion show)

These ladies stood out from afar.  The first thing I noticed was their twin hairdos.  You could tell they had fun with their wardrobes before leaving the house.  Between the bold prints, the accessories, and the hair—it was definitely a girls’ day out.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, play with prints and accessories until you find something that works for you.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Trying the twin hair thing with your friends every once in a while should be fun times.

For The Love Of Plaid

Street Style - Men

DOMINIC
Social Worker
(At a fashion show)

A color combination of blue and green a lot of people may not have tried, but it worked for this guy.  He totally had the look for it.  The plaid shirt stood out and the rugged brown shoes set it off.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, get creative with a plaid print in a fun color on the top or the bottom.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Unexpected color combinations can sometimes work well together when you least expect it.

Zigzag Style

Street Style - Women

BARBARA
School Counselor
(At a fashion show)

I saw these pants flutter past me and I just had to have a look-see.  I like that they’re not plain old black pants.  I love how she kept the top simple because it brings out the pants that much more.  Then she did just enough accessorizing with the jewelry to finish it off.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, think about ways you can introduce some zigzag or funky prints into your wardrobe.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  There’s nothing wrong with channeling your inner zigzag so folks will stop and have a look-see.