Street style: Santa Monica

We headed to the Westside neighborhood to bring you the best of SaMo’s laid-back looks

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Santa Monica Street Style
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloHannah Go, 23, student designer
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloHannah Go, 23, student designer
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloHannah Go, 23, student designer
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“The fact that this shirt has stripes is as fashionable as it gets for me. Not that I have anything against fashion, I just don’t concern myself with it.” —Nicholas Nakazono, 23, musician
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“I love high fashion but I can’t afford it—who can? My style consists of whatever catches my eye. I shop at thrift stores, Urban Outfitters and H&M.” —Lane Davis, 23, NEXT model
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Photograph: Penelope EatonLane Davis, 23, NEXT model - Street Style Santa Monica
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Photograph: Penelope EatonLane Davis, 23, NEXT model - Street Style Santa Monica
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“There’s the outward appearance of beauty and inner beauty. Fashion and make-up helps, and it’s a fun thing to do, but the inner beauty and person in an individual will make them stand out even more.” —Brittany Semamara, 24, hostess/server and salsa dancer
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“Everyone here is so laid-back and casual but it’s not interesting to me. I’m interested in a new use of fabric with actual purpose: performance enhancing clothing.” —Justin Ryan Polisky, 31, artist
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Photograph: Penelope EatonJustin Ryan Polisky, 31, artist
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Photograph: Penelope EatonJustin Ryan Polisky, 31, artist
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“I think my style is urban street wear with a twist. I’ve been dressing like this since I was thirteen. I really like decorative socks, and think people would say my style is kind of LA. But I’ve been dressing like this before I even moved to LA a few years ago, and since I knew I wanted to be out here.” —Adam Wright, 24, manager at Fixed Vapors
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Photograph: Penelope EatonAdam Wright, 24, manager at Fixed Vapors
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“People in New York focus on brands, here people focus on what clothing looks like.” —Vanessa Vaz, 27, buyer at Buffalo Exchange
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Photograph: Penelope EatonVanessa Vaz, 27, buyer at Buffalo Exchange
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Photograph: Caroline Marques“My style is casual, funky, laid-back and beachy. LA style is jeans, tee-shirt and converse, which is as dressy as I get, with maybe a blazer.” —Chris Pegula, 42, owner of Diaper Dude
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesChris Pegula, 42, owner of Diaper Dude
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesChris Pegula, 42, owner of Diaper Dude
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Photograph: Caroline Marques“I like that LA fashion is so eclectic, you can wear whatever the fuck you want.” —Dana Axelsen, 25, office manager
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesDana Axelsen, 25, office manager
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Photograph: Caroline Marques“My style is boho-chic and I don’t wear heels—I can’t. If it’s not comfortable, I can’t wear it.” —Katherine Peterson, 32, general manager of Jill Roberts
 (Photograph: Caroline Marques)
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesKatherine Peterson, 32, general manager of Jill Roberts
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesKatherine Peterson, 32, general manager of Jill Roberts
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Photograph: Caroline Marques“LA fashion depends on where you are. Hollywood is different than Beverly Hills. I think my style fits this area, Santa Monica: jeans, tee-shirts and flannel.” —Noah Dubin, 23, consultant for IBM
 (Photograph: Caroline Marques)
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesNoah Dubin, 23, consultant for IBM
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesRachel Mcroskey, 28, attorney
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesRachel Mcroskey, 28, attorney
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesRachel Mcroskey, 28, attorney
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Photograph: Caroline Marques"I like heavy-metal style, which is why I’m wearing black and a band tee shirt. Most guys here fit in a beachy style, and I don’t even own a pair of shorts.” —Ryan Friedman, 24, software engineer
 (Photograph: Caroline Marques)
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Photograph: Caroline MarquesRyan Friedman, 24, software engineer
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Photograph: Penelope Eaton“What’s cool about LA style is that you don’t have to fit in. You can wear heels at 2pm or all black or funky make-up or a sweater with no shirt and cutoffs, and make it all your own.” —Shelby Rachleff, 22, student
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Photograph: Penelope EatonShelby Rachleff, 22, student
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Photograph: Penelope EatonShelby Rachleff, 22, student
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloMarko Antich, 26, art director
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloMarko Antich, 26, art director
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloMarko Antich, 26, art director
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloStephanie Figueroa, 18, Coachella Valley student
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloStephanie Figueroa, 18, Coachella Valley student
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloGiovanna Perez, 21, Coachella Velley student
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloGiovanna Perez, 21, Coachella Velley student
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloAnna Nikonova, 24, writer
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloAnna Nikonova, 24, writer
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Photograph: Mariah CarrilloThomas Druitt, 27

Santa Monica is a neighborhood known around the world. It may not be as tourist-packed as Hollywood, but the 'hood has some of the best beaches and sunshine, so it does get its fair share of out-of-towners cruising the Third Street Promenade and Ocean Ave. That's why we headed to Third Street Promenade, Main Street and Montana Avenue—to find the fashionable locals.

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