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“I love it that we’re playing a street festival at 12 o’clock at night,” Spoon frontman Britt Daniel mused mid-set during last weekend’s Capitol Hill Block Party.

His comment nicely summed up the appeal of in-city music events like the one in our hometown of Seattle: You get the diverse audio experience of other fests (with multiple stages hosting sounds ranging from rock to rap and R&B to electronica) without having to trek to the middle of the desert—and, with noise curfews on hiatus, epic encores (and after-parties at your favorite local haunts) are free to stretch into the wee hours.

The Thread was front row at CHBP all three days. Keep reading to see the street style we scoped out, plan your own next festival outfit and get an up-close glimpse of A$AP Rocky, Matt and Kim, Chromeo and many more.

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New Yorkers are known for their sleek fashion sense no matter what weather. Sandra’s simple, monochromatic look is a perfect example. She manages to beat the heat while looking 100% on trend. Her halter-neck tank, folded mini and white sneakers are super trendy, but her minimalist palette keeps things looking fresh. Toss on a simple necklace and some retro shades, and you’re good to go!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Sneakers | Miniskirts | Long Necklaces

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Nike Wedge Sneaker | Topshop Asymmetrical Miniskirt | House of Harlow 1960 Pendant Necklace

Broadway can be utter mayhem, so it’s tough to carve out a spot to capture street style. Elleni and I managed to squeeze into a tiny space among cabs, subway grates and a hot dog cart; how New York of us! I love the long-sleeved mini dress trend, and Elleni’s lacy number is both retro and modern at once. Her dark accessories add some contemporary urban edge to her ’60s-inspired dress.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Platform Sandals | Long-Sleeved Mini Dresses | Oversized Sunglasses

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Topshop Platform Sandal | For Love & Lemons Minidress | Tom Ford Sunglasses

How cute is Abby in her prairie-via-NYC look? You guys know how much I love the color red, so obviously I am biased towards Abby’s bold monochromatic choice. The full skirt has exploded on the street scene this season, and the high waist and subtle layering of Abby’s skirt add visual interest. Sneakers and mirrored aviators keep things youthful and fun.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Converse | Midi Skirts | Aviator Sunglasses

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Converse Chuck Taylor® Sneakers | Topshop Midi Skirt | Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’ Sunglasses

With the opening of our first Canadian Nordstrom store just a couple of months away, we’re gearing up and getting excited about our new northern location by learning about Calgary and the things that makes it so cool—like The Calgary Stampede.

This annual, internationally known event is over 100 years old and features 10 days of happenings: from concerts and parades to chuckwagon racing (!) and one of the biggest rodeos in the world.

It’s also the perfect backdrop for some awesome pics from our seriously stylish Calgarian photographer friends, Ania and Tyler.

We adore Ania’s combo of a sheer blouse with denim cutoffs for a look that’s casual and sexy.

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One thing I love about New York is that style is important to people, even if they’re just popping out to the bodega. Morgan was out running errands and looking perfectly put together. It inspires me to put more effort into my day-to-day looks. I love this feminine, flirty mini dress. Cutout details are a great way to add subtle appeal to a simple dress. And suede ankle booties are a great addition to any outfit!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shopper Totes | Short Day Dresses | Suede Booties

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POVERTY FLATS by rian Shopper | Everly Skater Dress | H by Hudson Suede Bootie

Marina is my summer style idol right now! I am enthralled with the whole witchy/’70s/Western trend combo that has started to pop up. I’m not always sure I can pull it off, but Marina’s look has me ready to try again.

Her full maxi gets some western flair, thanks to a cowgirl belt. Marina’s modern jewelry, fringed bag and oversized sunnies add some city edge to her look. And don’t forget the most controversial new trend of the season—Birkenstocks!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Birkenstocks | Black Maxi Dresses | Round Oversized Sunglasses

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Birkenstock Thong | FELICITY & COCO Dress | Fantas Eyes Sunglasses

I totally made this Brooklyn babe miss her cab in order to stop for a quick snap. She was gracious enough to strike a pose for us, despite my gaffe! I’m so glad she did, because this modern floral number is to die for.

I’ve been hunting for the perfect floral-print dress, but one that isn’t overly sweet and pastel. This chic dress gets a little downtown twist, thanks to her woven, thick-soled oxfords. A bold lip and sleek cat-eye sunnies top off the look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Denim Jackets | Floral Dresses | Wedge Booties

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rag & bone/JEAN Jacket | Kate Moss for Topshop Dress | Aquatalia by Marvin K. Booties

For all you rock ‘n’ roll girls, Christina has your style inspiration covered! I’ve been spotting more and more ’70s-inspired looks on the festival scene, and this one is edgy and cool. I am obsessed with bell-bottoms this summer, so I was excited to see such a perfect pair on Christina! Her gothic sleeveless tee and studded creepers add even more rocker edge to her retro silhouette.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Women’s Fedoras | Muscle Tanks | Retro Sunglasses

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rag & bone Fedora | ANM Muscle Tank | Le Specs Sunglasses

Nothing says ‘festival style’ quite like a romper. This show-goer has found the perfect playsuit in this silky, patterned number. I love the lace hem details and high-cut shorts. Aviators and Western boots are a great match and super trendy too. I just wish I had her tan so I could pull off this look!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Backpacks | Rompers | Western-Style Booties

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Topshop Backpack | Ella Moss Romper | Bed Stu Booties