Street Style: Beat the Heat Looking Chic

This week ESSENCE.com Street Style team wondered the streets of New York City asking fashionistas to define their summer chic style in one word. What's your style statement?
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 04, 2009

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Nafisah
Age: 30
Occupation: Hair stylist
From: NYC
Style Statement: Classy

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Ashley
Age: 23
Occupation: Actress
From: NYC
Style Statement: Bohemian

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BiBi
Age: 21
Occupation: Model
From: NYC
Style Statement: Bodacious

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Bridget
Age: 27
Occupation: Colorist
From: NYC
Style Statement: Spontaneous

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Zuri
Age: 23
Occupation: Fashion designer
From: NYC
Style Statement: Fierce

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Ruann
Age: 19
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Laid-back

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Dominique
Age: 22
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Edgy

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Amanda
Age: 20
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Unique

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Zakia
Age: 24
Occupation: Organizer
From: NYC
Style Statement: Fresh

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Estelle
Age: Ageless
Occupation: Grammy-winning singer
From: U.K./NYC
Style Statement: Rock Star

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Tiffany
Age: 28
Occupation: Event planner
From: NYC
Style Statement: Versatile

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Keisha
Age: 28
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Relaxed

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Kia
Age: 23
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Feline

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Alecia
Age: 17
Occupation: Student
From: NYC
Style Statement: Fierce

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Edina
Age: 22
Occupation: Model
From: NYC
Style Statement: Fabulous

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Nicole
Age: 25
Occupation: Musician
From: NYC
Style Statement: Comfortable

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Shanon
Age: 26
Occupation: Singer
From: NYC
Style Statement: Chic

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This week ESSENCE.com Street Style team wandered the streets of New York City asking fashionistas to define their summer chic style in one word. What’s your style statement?