If Ashley A.
(22) were on her way to an interview where style was part of the criteria she'd land that puppy in a heartbeat, but really this professional looking UArts student is on her way to pick up some grub at Whole Foods
(929 South St., 215-733-9788). She rifles through old snapshots of her "fly" mother
to find the inspiration that leads her to put together well-assembled, sharp looks. To complete the outfit she's toting around a Dooney & Bourke
purse like so many of our moms did in the '90s.
We thought this dynamic duo complemented one another well as they were strolling down South Street hand in hand. Looking a little like Santogold, Cherese B.
(20) looks to artists like Vashtie Kola for tomboy fashion ideas. She understands real sex appeal
comes in the way you carry yourself and not wearing frilly, boob-and-booty revealing pieces
. Her counterpart and regular Neighborhood Watch reader (hey Boo!), Francis B.
(19), is an aspiring stylist and sneaker designer. Here he shows off his old school kicks before telling us that he looks to Boy Billionaire Pharrell
to spark his wardrobe ideas.
You'd be hard pressed to find a cuter couple than Erin S.
(R) and Margaret S.
(L). We found them curled up on a bench in Rittenhouse Park reading Hemingway aloud
to each nother. Despite the fact that they look fab together, we love the individual style of these visiting Bostonites. Erin (27) evokes Twiggy
in her classic Brit-mod
look with her simple black blazer, detailed skirt and exaggerated fishnets. And Margaret (27) models her style after photos of "dandy men
" she finds on blogs like the Sartorialist
! In our style issue a few weeks back we predicted an onset of this clean cut Ralph Lauren, all-American look. We can't be happier to see it worn smashingly by a girl. She could gain admittance into any yacht club with that digital gold watch alone.
Another pair of visitors â this time down from NYC â were taking the time to tour some of our fabulous Old City sights when we stopped them for a chat. Cassie
(30) is another example of a girl who can pull off a traditionally masculine look
. When pulling on threads in the morning she usually opts for the relaxed feel. Gabrielle
(24) works in the Garment District in New York. She balances out the girly side of this twosome
in her black leggings, cut off daisy dukes and bitchin' pink high tops.