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Word on the Street

blog_beauty2Don’t you just love when you are walking down Pacific Avenue and see
some smartly dressed person, who just “works” their amazing outfit? Okay, so this may not always be a daily occurrence in Santa Cruz, but
it can be! How, you ask? Well, let me tell you about the amazing blogs
you can visit for your endless inspiration and viewing pleasure of people
rockin’ their look on the street. They may not resemble folks on our particular streets, as
these are images culled from fashionable trendsetters worldwide.

blog_beauty1Hopefully, you
 are already reading The Sartorialist ( aren’t you? If not, log on immediately to see gorgeous shots of people on the street, who just
happen to dress as though they are taking a break from an editorial
photo shoot. The Sartorialist’s fashionable girlfriend shoots similarly beautiful people on the
street, and you can see her glamorous images at Garance Dore
( Another place for inspiration is Jak and Jil
(, which is again, a fabulous dose of style and
inspiration. So go soak in the style, find your muse, then get out there and provide some real life outfit inspiration for 
the style-philes of Santa Cruz.

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