Most stylish New Yorkers: Mia Moretti

The nightlife fixture has a penchant for tailored clothing and all things Moschino.

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    Though the polka-dot shorts and top are both by Moschino, there's a slight difference between the two pieces. "I like that the top is navy and the shorts are black," notes Moretti.

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    Moretti cozies up in a cross-stitch--patterned Topshop sweater.

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    "I could hike a mountain in these," Moretti enthuses of her Marc Jacobs lace-up boots. "They are very comfortable."

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    The DJ pairs a Moschino top with vintage pants she had tailored "so they would fit nicely. This outfit makes me want to go tap dancing, which sounds like something I would only be good at in a dream," she muses.

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    Moretti scored her "I would if I could but I can't" button from a vintage fair. The Moschino bow tie was a gift for having deejayed an event for the brand.

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    "I live in these Madewell shoes," she gushes of her wingtips. "Like that old lady you hear about in the nursery rhyme, but with less children."

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    Though Moretti normally keeps her look fresh-faced, she relies on makeup artist Jen Myles (jenmyles.com) for special events, like performances for Alice + Olivia videos. "She does an incredible job at keeping it very natural and pretty without piling on a lot of eyeliner and blush," Moretti explains.

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    The music maven dons an Ann Taylor blouse under a Topshop jumper and tops off her feminine-yet-unfrilly look with a Tommy Hilfiger blazer. "It was part of a suit I got from them, but I thought it looked fancy with this jumper, too," she says of the latter garment.

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    What appears to be a gold clip is actually an ornate necklace Moretti bought from a street vendor in India.

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    Moretti wears white, ladylike Gucci pumps from INA NYC with lacy tights that "were probably from CVS," she guesses. "I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on tights when I know I am either never going to wear them or ruin them in one night."

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Though the polka-dot shorts and top are both by Moschino, there's a slight difference between the two pieces. "I like that the top is navy and the shorts are black," notes Moretti.

Mia Moretti, 26, DJ (miamoretti.com), East Village

Her personal style: "Playful. Getting dressed should always be fun. I don't believe fashion was ever supposed to be anything more than something that makes you feel happy and damn good about yourself."

Her inspirations: "It changes all the time, depending on a film I've just seen or an old record that I've been listening to a lot. I just got back from New Orleans and since then, I've been going out to listen to a lot of jazz and blues; it's inspired me to wear a more fitted trouser, button up my shirt a little higher and clip on a bow tie. I always like to be in character."

Favorite stores: "Oak (locations throughout the city; visit oaknyc.com for info) for basics, Maryam Nassir Zadeh (123 Norfolk St between Delancey and Rivington Sts; 212-673-6405, maryamnassirzadeh.com) for something more unique and stylish, Bergdorf Goodman (754 Fifth Ave at 57th St; 212-753-7300, bergdorfgoodman.com) for a really special bag or shoe, What Goes Around Comes Around (351 West Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-343-1225, whatgoesaroundnyc.com) for a statement piece like a crazy printed dress or vintage Alaa, and Moschino (401 W 14th St at Ninth Ave; 212-243-8600, moschino.com) for everything else."

Favorite designers: "Prabal Gurung (prabalgurung.com)—his pieces make me feel like a lady. I think it's because I know Michelle Obama wears his stuff, but he's always right on and he gets me perfectly. Whenever he sends a dress for an event, it's just one dress in one size and one color, that's it. And it's always perfect. I think that says so much about a great designer."

How her style has evolved through the years: "I've gone from wearing less trendy, loose-fitting, flirty pieces to more of a tailored, fitted look. I've also toned down my color palette, but moving from L.A. to NYC will do that to the best of us."

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