Workin' It

Photos by Arlene Ibarra
Style moderator: Mercedes Glendon

After fashion trends transition from catwalk to crosswalk, hardworking San Diegans add their casual flair before strutting their respective stuffs around town. Another reason to look both ways before crossing the street: spotting Finest City folks who put chic into the workweek.

To see what's new up and down the avenue, PacificSD hit the pavement during lunch break in East Village , the Gaslamp and Little Italy , asking city slickers - while the sun's still glaring - "Who are you wearing?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nara L. (32)
Born: Los Angeles
Resides: Downtown
Describe your personal style: "Casual and comfortable."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "All online: BaubleBar, Nordstrom , Target and Loft."
Who are you wearing? "Velvet Heart dress, Nordstrom necklace, Lucky Brand shoes, Fossil bag and Kate Spade sunglasses."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reggie R. (40)
Born: Los Angeles
Resides: Los Angeles
Describe your personal style: "Tailored and fashionable."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Drobe [in L.A.], Nordstrom and whatever's hot."
Who are you wearing? "Hugo Boss suit, Drobe custom shirt, Bruno Magli shoes, Coach briefcase and Dita sunglasses."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiley H. (29)
Born: Liberal, KS
Resides: Downtown
Describe your personal style: "Skinny jeans, flats and comfy."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Pretty Please Fashion and Charlotte Russe."
Who are you wearing? " Armani Exchange jeans, Forever 21 flats, H&M tank and blazer, and Courtyard sunglasses."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela M. (21)
Born: San Luis Obispo, CA
Resides: Pacific Beach
Describe your personal style: "Business casual, urban chic."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie."
Who are you wearing? "Urban Outfitters top, Lucky Brand jeans and shoes from a boutique in Spain."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaura W. (27)
Born: Phoenix, AZ
Resides: Park City, UT
Describe your personal style: "Comfortable, cute and classy."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Online shopper: Rue21 and Forever 21."
Who are you wearing? "Rue21 black dress, T.J. Maxx shoes, Steve Madden sunglasses, House of Harlow earrings."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shihomi B. (32)
Born: Tokyo, Japan
Resides: East Village
Describe your personal style: "Simple, classic, chic."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Online or out of town - L.A. and Santa Monica."
Who are you wearing? "BCBG dress, Kate Spade bag and Taryn Rose shoes."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa B. (30)
Born: San Diego
Resides: Eastlake
Describe your personal style: "California chic, classic sophistication."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Paris & Me Boutique, Nordstrom and Mimi & Red."
Who are you wearing? "Lush top, [Sweet Child of] Mine harem pants, Aldo wedges, Coach sunglasses, Francesca's purse and Nordstrom necklaces."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason H. (36)
Born: Newberg, OR
Resides: Downtown
Describe your personal style: "Beach meets city."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Dolcetti, Blends and Fortune 421."
Who are you wearing? "Fortune 421 T-shirt, Zanerobe shorts, Jordan Eclipse sneakers and hat, TOMS Sunglasses and Nixon watch."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendall C. (28)
Born: Encinitas
Resides: East Village
Describe your personal style: "Boho chic."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Ma Cherie Boutique, Mimi & Red and Francesca's."
Who are you wearing? "Floral kimono, coral loose tank, lace shorts, Sam Edelman flats, Ma Cherie jewelry."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sara B. (32)
Born: Tuscon, AZ
Resides: East Village
Describe your personal style: "Boho chic with an edge of sophistication."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Dolcetti, Vocabulary and Van de Vort."
Who are you wearing? "Topshop dress, DVF sunglasses, MVMT watch, vintage rings, Tubac earrings and Tiffany & Co. necklace."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes G. (23)
PacificSD street fashion patrol moderator, currently workin' it in more ways than one.
Born: San Diego
Resides: Carmel Mountain
Describe your personal style: "Bohemian chic."
What are your favorite local clothing stores? "Free People, Urban Outfitters and Topshop."
What are you wearing? "Nordstrom blazer and booties, Brandy Melville dress, Free People necklace, Marc Jacobs watch, and Urban Outfitters sunglasses."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett H. (46)
Born: Seattle, WA
Resides: East Village
Describe your personal style: "Just like my dad: classic and all tailored."
What are your favorite local clothing
stores? "Nordstrom Rack and Suitsupply."
Who are you wearing? "Gucci glasses, Goorin Bros. hat, all custom [shirt and slacks], and Magnanni shoes."

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