To hell with the Rodeo Drive, Michigan Avenue and Madison Avenue -- if you're looking for cutting-edge fashion, look no further than the streets of Crown Town (you know, Charlotte?). We combed a bunch of neighborhoods in our fair city and spotted a handful of random well-dressed citizens eager to dish about their shirts, skirts and all that jazz.
WHO: Michelle Kee
ORIGINALLY FROM: Wilmington, N.C.
SPOTTED: On the streets of Dilworth
ROCKIN': "Simple green dress ... black leather cuff, black belt, vintage silver, black strap ups."
FAVORITE ITEM: Shoes -- "They were $10. I love them!"
STYLE PHILOSOPHY: "I wear what's cute."
WHO: Shawn Cass
OCCUPATION: Marketing/event planning
ORIGINALLY FROM: Boston
SPOTTED: At the Highland Mill Lofts (NoDa)
ROCKIN': White button up from the Gap, Kenneth Cole slacks and Steve Madden shoes.
FAVORITE ITEM: "Steve Madden shoes."
STYLE PHILOSOPHY: "Relaxed and comfortable, yet classic."
WHO: David Dos
OCCUPATION: Retail sales associate
ORIGINALLY FROM: Somewhere in "Cali"
SPOTTED: In South Park Mall
ROCKIN': Ed Hardy hat (purchased in Los Angeles); paint splattered V-neck; slim-cut light-washed jeans; and classic checkerboard Vans.
FAVORITE ITEM: "Beach-inspired jewelry."
STYLE PHILOSOPHY: "[Wear] whatever makes you look good and feel happy inside."
WHO: Jessica Brasfield
OCCUPATION: Fashion marketing student
ORIGINALLY FROM: Charlotte
SPOTTED: On Thomas Avenue (Plaza Midwood)
ROCKIN': Adrianne Ruffin dress, thrift store accessories and boots.
FAVORITE ITEM: "Thrift store rings."
STYLE PHILOSOPHY: "Follow your mood."
WHO: Verness Hunt
ORGINALLY FROM: Charlotte
SPOTTED: In Historic Cherry
ROCKIN': H&M T-shirt, Billionaire Boys Club boxers, skinny jeans by Natures Jeans, Modern Amusement hoodie and retro Air Force Dunks.
FAVORITE ITEM: "Boxers."
STYLE PHILOSOPHY: "I incorporate different styles and different cultures. Right now the skateboard thing is hot, so I'm doing that."