iOS app Android app More

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors
Justin Barbin

GET UPDATES FROM Justin Barbin
 

Windy City Street Style: Taste of Chicago

Posted: 07/23/2012 11:14 am

I only had one free day to visit The Taste of Chicago (the nation's premier food festival) and instead of spending time tasting the diverse food Chicago has to offer, I went around and around Grant Park looking for people who had good taste in their fashion choices.

It was a soggy weekend for summer festivals in Chicago, but that definitely didn't stop the crowds from enjoying them (I'm looking at you, Pitchfork-goers who rocked out despite Mother Nature's surprises!)

For more photos on Chicago culture and events, check out Chicago Hooked.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Heather takes a flirty azure sun dress and mixes it with a hard-edged pair of bright red leather boots. The polka dots and daisies of her dress are feminine and fresh, which balance out nicely with the shock of the red from her shoes. Mixing primary colors give way for a cheerful look, which was brought out in time to enjoy the sunny weather by the end of the weekend.

  • Heather takes a flirty azure sun dress and mixes it with a hard-edged pair of bright red leather boots. The polka dots and daisies of her dress are feminine and fresh, which balance out nicely with the shock of the red from her shoes. Mixing primary colors give way for a cheerful look, which was brought out in time to enjoy the sunny weather by the end of the weekend.

  • Heather takes a flirty azure sun dress and mixes it with a hard-edged pair of bright red leather boots. The polka dots and daisies of her dress are feminine and fresh, which balance out nicely with the shock of the red from her shoes. Mixing primary colors give way for a cheerful look, which was brought out in time to enjoy the sunny weather by the end of the weekend.

  • D.C. Paul is a poetry major at Columbia College who exudes refinement with an urban flair. D.C. keeps things casual with a tie-dyed tank top but matches it with cuffed khakis and leather sneakers for a polished look in a palette of earth tones. He accessorizes with a mahogany beaded necklace and a canvas backpack from Ragstock, featuring a mash-up of colors that complements his whole ensemble.

  • D.C. Paul is a poetry major at Columbia College who exudes refinement with an urban flair. D.C. keeps things casual with a tie-dyed tank top but matches it with cuffed khakis and leather sneakers for a polished look in a palette of earth tones. He accessorizes with a mahogany beaded necklace and a canvas backpack from Ragstock, featuring a mash-up of colors that complements his whole ensemble.

  • D.C. Paul is a poetry major at Columbia College who exudes refinement with an urban flair. D.C. keeps things casual with a tie-dyed tank top but matches it with cuffed khakis and leather sneakers for a polished look in a palette of earth tones. He accessorizes with a mahogany beaded necklace and a canvas backpack from Ragstock, featuring a mash-up of colors that complements his whole ensemble.

  • D.C. Paul is a poetry major at Columbia College who exudes refinement with an urban flair. D.C. keeps things casual with a tie-dyed tank top but matches it with cuffed khakis and leather sneakers for a polished look in a palette of earth tones. He accessorizes with a mahogany beaded necklace and a canvas backpack from Ragstock featuring a mash-up of colors that complements his whole ensemble.

  • D.C. Paul is a poetry major at Columbia College who exudes refinement with an urban flair. D.C. keeps things casual with a tie-dyed tank top but matches it with cuffed khakis and leather sneakers for a polished look in a palette of earth tones. He accessorizes with a mahogany beaded necklace and a canvas backpack from Ragstock, featuring a mash-up of colors that complements his whole ensemble.

  • Daniela and Mia are rocking coordinating outfits in leopard and lace as they hunt for the best dessert in Chicago. Daniela in a black blouse (with lace details)and black skirt trimmed with leopard print came prepared for inclement weather by donning a pair of pink rain boots decorated with hearts while Mia is sweet and demure in a white lace dress paired with a pair of leopard print flats.

  • Daniela and Mia are rocking coordinating outfits in leopard and lace as they hunt for the best dessert in Chicago. Daniela in a black blouse (with lace details)and black skirt trimmed with leopard print came prepared for inclement weather by donning a pair of pink rain boots decorated with hearts while Mia is sweet and demure in a white lace dress paired with a pair of leopard print flats.

  • Daniela and Mia are rocking coordinating outfits in leopard and lace as they hunt for the best dessert in Chicago. Daniela in a black blouse (with lace details)and black skirt trimmed with leopard print came prepared for inclement weather by donning a pair of pink rain boots decorated with hearts while Mia is sweet and demure in a white lace dress paired with a pair of leopard print flats.

  • Daniela and Mia are rocking coordinating outfits in leopard and lace as they hunt for the best dessert in Chicago. Daniela in a black blouse (with lace details)and black skirt trimmed with leopard print came prepared for inclement weather by donning a pair of pink rain boots decorated with hearts while Mia is sweet and demure in a white lace dress paired with a pair of leopard print flats.

  • Ranja is a German transplant whom I captured right after the Chaka Khan concert. The first thing that caught my eye was Ranja’s bold pair of platform wedges decorated in colorful stripes and floral patterns. The focus definitely goes to the shoes, but her white oxford blouse and navy shorts add simple clean lines that are elegant in their own right.

  • Ranja is a German transplant whom I captured right after the Chaka Khan concert. The first thing that caught my eye was Ranja’s bold pair of platform wedges decorated in colorful stripes and floral patterns. The focus definitely goes to the shoes, but her white oxford blouse and navy shorts add simple clean lines that are elegant in their own right.

  • Ranja is a German transplant whom I captured right after the Chaka Khan concert. The first thing that caught my eye was Ranja’s bold pair of platform wedges decorated in colorful stripes and floral patterns. The focus definitely goes to the shoes, but her white oxford blouse and navy shorts add simple clean lines that are elegant in their own right.

  • Ranja is a German transplant whom I captured right after the Chaka Khan concert. The first thing that caught my eye was Ranja’s bold pair of platform wedges decorated in colorful stripes and floral patterns. The focus definitely goes to the shoes, but her white oxford blouse and navy shorts add simple clean lines that are elegant in their own right.

  • Ranja is a German transplant whom I captured right after the Chaka Khan concert. The first thing that caught my eye was Ranja’s bold pair of platform wedges decorated in colorful stripes and floral patterns. The focus definitely goes to the shoes, but her white oxford blouse and navy shorts add simple clean lines that are elegant in their own right.

 

Follow Justin Barbin on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jjbarbin