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Caroline Rudolph, a student at Virginia Tech, says her style icons are Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively.
The Louis Vuitton bag adds some daytime-friendly glam to Caroline Rudolph's look.
Laura Pineda-Fischer, an art student at Hollins University, said her tie was this outfit's signature piece.
Christian Falyar says his kids think he dresses like Simon Baker in "The Mentalist."
Christian Falyar looked very sophisticated in this tweed vest, tie and navy slacks.
Ana Ellis, an account executive at Modea said she got her dress at Mad Dog.
Waqar Shah said his outfit's signature piece is the scarf, which he found at Goodwill.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It’s safe to say spring is here. I was ready to stomp the local streets after several fashion week-related trips to New York and Charleston earlier this month, then the flu happened and I spent two weeks in bed.
Once I was able to hit the streets again, I saw a good bit of warm weather clothing and bright colors. From a personal stand point, the shift in season is a welcome change.
What I noticed this month is the trend of natural fabrics dominating wardrobes — something I’ve been seeing in other cities for the past two years. Denim jackets, denim shirts, wools and cottons are outfit anchors where there are few signs of polyester and nylon.
Name: Caroline Rudolph
Who is your style icon? “Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Blake Lively.”
What’s this outfit’s signature piece? “Definitely my Trouve denim button-down , I love casual layering on dressier pieces.”
Where to get it: Nordstrom in Richmond
Occupation: Student at Virginia Tech
Location: West Main Street, Christiansburg
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: 4:12 p.m.
What caught my eye: I’m not sure how else to put it, but Caroline’s outfit is one very sexy outfit.
Casual, but sexy. Her waxed jeans, booties and Louis Vuitton bag add some daytime-friendly glam to her look. The loose-fitting denim top, tank and peeking black lace bustier anchor down this hot ensemble.
Name: Christian Falyar
How would you describe your style? “My kids say I dress like Simon Baker in ‘The Mentalist.’”
What’s this outfit’s signature piece? “My vest.”
Where to get it: Banana Republic
Occupation: Assistant director of doctoral edu-cation at VCU’s School of Allied Health Professions
Location: Campbell Avenue, Roanoke
Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 1:11 p.m.
What caught my eye: Most vest wearers I see around our area seem to be going for more of a contemporary look. Christian looked very sophisticated in this tweed vest, tie and navy slacks.
Name: Laura Pineda-Fischer
What influences your personal style? “I want to make clothing for an androgynous scene. There are some shops online that are doing it, but they are really expensive. So doing that but more affordable is an interest for me.”
What’s this outfit’s signature piece? “My tie.”
Where to get it: Erstwhile Wardrobe
Occupation: Art student at Hollins University
Location: Kirk Avenue, Roanoke
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 6:50 p.m.
What caught my eye: The idea of women wearing men’s fashion is far from new. Madonna is one celebrity who has rocked this look.
There is a level of ambiguity in this sort of look, the kind that, to me, takes a load of confidence.
Laura wasn’t short of confidence, and her outfit was on point. If she can pull this off, in my opinion she can pull off any look she wants.
Name: Ana Ellis
What’s something you would never be caught wearing? “Leggings as pants.”
What’s this outfit’s signature piece? “My dress.”
Where to get it: Mad Dog
Occupation: Account executive at Modea
Location: Campbell Avenue, Roanoke
Date: Tuesday April 9, 2013
Time: 6:37 p.m.
What caught my eye: The weather got warm quite fast, but it is spring after all, so layering is still a must.
The contrast in color of Ana’s turquoise cardigan really made her red dress pop. This is a great example of a no-frills, spring look.
Name: Waqar Shah
Who influences your personal style?
“My friends Nathan and Ian are big influences. Nathan really got me into thrifting and Ian has taught me to have a cleaner look.”
What’s this outfit’s signature piece? “My scarf. I found it at the Goodwill.”
Occupation: Forestry student at
Location: Kent Street, Blacksburg
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 12:47 p.m.
What caught my eye: Waqar’s outfit (his shoes are at left) looks very similar to something I wear quite often, casual but still chic and masculine. I like that a Style Street alum — Nathan Skylar Friedlander from 2011 — is one of his style influences. A plus for this outfit.
Check out all of David Verde's fashion sightings on his Style Street blog at blogs.roanoke.com/stylestreet.
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