Street Style: Dressed For Summer

Bring out your sexy sandals and summer dresses because the hot weather is here! We hit the street to find out how real women spice up there wardrobe during the blazing summer months.
ESSENCE.COM May, 21, 2009

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Name: Christina
Age: 31
Area of Residence: Upper West Side, New York City
Fashion 411: “I like anything that has gold tones, especially long necklaces and bangles.”

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Name: Martine
Occupation: Finance
Location: Brooklyn
My Style: “I recently took a style quiz, and you know what? I’m a Chanel type of girl.”

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Name: Kim
Occupation: Executive Recruiter
Location: Queens, New York
My Style: “I like classic, but chic styles. I’m all about the skinny jean right now.”

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Name: Janelle
Occupation: Executive Receptionist
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Style: “I love floral prints and fitted pencil skirts for spring,” says Janelle, who sports a Michael Kors bag, Express wrap dress and Banana Republic leather jacket.

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Name: Vanessa
Occupation: Footwear designer
Location: White Plains, New York
My Style: “I’m kind of casual,” says Vanessa, who looks like she is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama with her purple cardigan and ballerina flats.

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Bring out your sexy sandals and summer dresses because the warm weather is here! We hit the streets to find out how real women spice up their wardrobe during the blazing summer months.

Tyese
Age: 40
Profession: Talent Booker
Location: New York City
My Summer Style: “I love dresses and heels every single day!”

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Tiffany
Age: 20
Profession: Stylist
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Summer Style: “I’m a big shorts person; I love my fedora hats and you’ll always find me wearing a pair of designer shades.”

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Shay
Age: 27
Profession: Real Estate Agent
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Summer Style: “It’s linen all day and every day for me. It’s soft, light and breezy, which is perfect for summer.”

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Morgan
Age: 24
Profession: Interior Designer
Location: New York City
My Summer Style: “My favorite thing is to wear a skirt as a dress and belt it.”

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Stacey
Age: 24
Profession: Nurse
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Summer Style: “Long dresses make me feel very feminine and girlie, yet look sophisticated.”

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Mereesa
Age: 26
Profession: Legal Biller
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Summer Style: “I love dresses and skirts. You won’t see me in shorts!”

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Lisa
Age: 27
Profession: Client Service Specialist
Location: Bronx, New York
My Summer Style: “You’ll catch me in shorts because you can dress them up or down.”

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Crystal
Age: 21
Profession Fashion Student
Location: New York City
My Summer Style: “I wear a lot of dresses because it feels free. I love the way a dress looks when it blows in the wind,” says Crystal, who is wearing Aldo gladiator sandals and Monsoon Accessorize dress.

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Tenique
Age: 24
Profession: Freelance Fashion Consultant
Location: Downtown, New York
My Summer Style: “I like to wear dresses because they are easy and breezy. Maxi dresses are my favorite,” says Tenique, who is wearing Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Rachel Roy pants and Forever 21 floral blouse.

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Krystal
Age: 18
Profession: Waitress
Location: Bronx, New York
My Summer Style: “I like dresses that are comfortable and stylish.”

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Amanda
Age: 42
Profession: Administrative Coordinator
Location: Burlington, New Jersey
My Summer Style: “I wear a lot of dresses because it just works for my figure. When you’re top heavy like me, dresses have an amazing way to slim you down.”

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Shoshanna
Age: 35
Profession: Special Education
Location: New York City
My Summer Style: “I go for things that are comfortable and cool. I’ve been wearing a lot of dresses in my pregnancy.”

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Regina & Jade
Age: Both 27
Profession: Regina works as a visual artist and Jade is a grad student.
Location: Regina resides in Houston, Texas, and Jade lives in Washington Heights, New York.
Their Summer Style: These two gal pals are big on dresses that have a lot of bright colors that they pair with sexy sandals.

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Joyce
Age: 18
Profession: Student
Location: Montreal, Canada
My Summer Style: “You can never go wrong in a dress and wedges.”

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Ife
Age: 25
Profession: Student
Location: Brooklyn, New York
My Summer Style: “Dresses make me feel so girlie.”

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