Street Style: Traffic-Stopping Trendsetters

This week’s traffic-stopping trendsetters bring the heat to the streets. Check out how these real women keep car horns blowing for more!
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2009

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This week’s traffic-stopping trendsetters bring the heat to the streets. Check out how these real women keep car horns blowing for more!

“I like to wear clothing that may seem outrageous to some. Mixing and matching styles is kind of punky. To sum it all up, I like to stand out. I hate to blend in,” says Apolonia, 21, who is a cashier from Mt. Vernon, New York.

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Apolonia is wearing Topman accessories and we are feelin’ her layered-necklace look that adds some character to her bold Antik blouse.

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“Comfortable, easy street wear pieces work for me,” shares Gloria, 23, who is a student.

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Bright neon anything is hot right now. Be bold and sport an eye-catching clutch like the one Gloria is carrying from H&M.

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“Less is more,” confirms Tolikana, 32, who is a student from Jamaica, New York.

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Peep-toe pumps look great at the office, just make sure you have your pretty pointers polished.

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“I’m very comfy and classy,” says Michelle, who works as an actress in New York City.

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Keep your look pulled together with a short-sleeved blazer this summer. Michelle gives her all-white ensemble a summery pop of color with this H&M slim blazer.

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“My style is ever-changing. I’m not limited because of my free spirit,” dishes Zewiditv, who is a student from Harlem, New York.

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Zewiditv keeps her look electric by pulling vintage finds from her mother and aunt’s closet and shopping at flea markets.