Street Style: Rock It Your Way

Fashion is by far the most common way for people to express their identity and individuality. Celebrate being you and your unique sense of style because if you got it, flaunt it!
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 20, 2009

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Fashion is by far the most common way for people to express their identity and individuality. Celebrate being you and your unique sense of style because if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

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We all know that shoes make the outfit, so don’t forget to rock a pair that further stylizes your overall look.

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We are lovin’ Tess’s purple spiked tresses. This New York singer shops at thrift shops when she’s looking for a deal.

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Estelle works as a creative director, and as you can see she also has very creative style. “I dress how I feel, to express my mood, which means a lot of colors and a mix of designer and vintage finds,” says the NYC fashionista.

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Not only are bright neon nail colors shades a major trend this summer, but they’re also a sure way to get your toes some attention.

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Lydia Raymond, better known in
the world of music as Tokyo Diiva, is
known for her catchy and fun lyrics on tracks such as “Paparazzi” and “Too Rich” and for her rock star style.

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This stylish sister mixes and matches some of the hottest summer trends, from the hair accessory to the boyfriend jeans, she is workin’ it.

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Sometime less is more, and on a hot summer day wearing dresses that are breezy in cotton or jersey fabrics is ideal.

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Prints are powerful this summer, from tribal to floral, be inspired to find a design that reflects your style. Whatever pattern you choose, make sure you rock it with confidence.

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Don’t let afternoon showers rain on your fashion parade. Karen looks ready for whatever weather comes her way in a Marc Jacobs ruffled blouse and distressed boyfriend jeans.

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Fantcha is an artist and singer that goes for trendy designs. Her Nicole Miller dress is extra feminine and contrasts nicely with her out-of-this-world hair.

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Anya knows how to merchandise an outfit. From the bangles to the gladiator sandals, we can’t get enough.

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Pile tons of bangles on this summer to up the ante of a simple ensemble. Play with size, shape and texture to create your own one-of-kind look.