Street Style: Laidback Louisville


When it comes to braving sweltering summer days, Kentuckians stay cool in basics with eclectic touches (and aren't afraid to show a little skin).

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Name: Hannah

Age: 18

Snapchat handle: @hgizzle

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Occupation: Hostess

Where she's headed: Work

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "I love the Highlands neighborhood because of how weird it is. Everyone is different."

Style inspiration: "Hip-hop influences how I dress. I have a sticker on my car that says, 'I Am Hip-Hop.'"

Name: Sydney

Age: 19

Hometown: Richmond, KY

Occupation: Photographer, busser

Where she's headed: Work

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "Every time I walk outside, I meet someone new."

Style inspiration: "I like the '90s band Lush. They're kick-ass."

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Name: Fadilah

Age: 21

Snapchat handle: @faadiilaah

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Occupation: Biochemistry student, researcher

Where she's headed: To the movies

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "There are a lot of really nice restaurants."

Style inspiration: "I just go with the flow."

Names: Ellise and Matt

Ages: 23 and 29

Hometown: Gainesville, FL (Ellise); Fairmount, IN (Matt)

Occupation: She is a yoga instructor; he works for the parts department at Harley Davidson

Where they're headed: Bar-hopping

Best thing about their neighborhood or city: "It reminds me of home, actually," says Ellise. Matt: "The people are pretty friendly."

Style inspiration: Ellise: "Honestly? I like clothes I can wear to yoga and then wear to get drunk." Matt: "skateboarding and motorcycles."

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Name: Hayley

Age: 20

Snapchat handle: @hvyfvwn

Hometown: Greenville, IN

Occupation: Works at a smoke shop

Where she's headed: Home

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "I love the people so much. Everybody's so artistic."

Style inspiration: "I'm into indie-goth. I wear a lot of fishnet, a lot of black, but I love flowers, too."

Name: Kylene

Age: 36

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Occupation: IT worker

Where she's headed: Home to watch Game of Thrones

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "The diversity—of people, of food."

Style inspiration: "I have an unhealthy obsession with K-Pop."

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Name: Stephen

Age: 23

Hometown: Jeffersontown, KY

Occupation: Laborer

Where he's headed: "Right here."

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: "Louisville keeps pulling me back, like a black hole."

Style inspiration: "My dad."

Name: Shane

Age: 23

Snapchat handle: @dancesisrewind1 and @dancesrewind93

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Occupation: Dancer

Where he's headed: A dance party

Best thing about his neighborhood or city: "The diversity."

Style inspiration: "Anything that inspires my dancing. If I'm up, then it's all about, like, Mickey Mouse."

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Name: Walter (left) and Lamar

Age: "Older" (Walter); 28 (Lamar)

Snapchat handle: Lamar: @anticsthedancer

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (Walter); Louisville, KY (Lamar)

Occupation: actor (Walter; he's an original Power Ranger); dancer (Lamar)

Where they're headed: "I'm going to Louisville Comi-Con" Walter; "and I'm showing him around" (Lamar)

Best thing about their neighborhood or city: "The vibe."

Name: Hannah

Age: 28

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Occupation: Resident dramaturg at the Actor's Theater

Where she's headed: "Highland Coffee to get a vegan protein smoothie."

Best thing about her neighborhood or city: "There are a lot of really good food options, and there's just an overall eclectic vibe."

Style inspiration: "I like an updated '60s, '70s hippie aesthetic."

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