Fifteen perfectly offbeat street-style looks in Parkdale

Fifteen perfectly offbeat street-style looks in Parkdale

Parkdalers aren’t afraid to stand out, which is what makes the ‘hood such a rich source of sartorial inspiration. On a lazy Sunday, we spotted rainbow-hued hair, distressed leather jackets and tons of individual flair—and discovered that the west-end’s rough edges are still firmly intact (even if the overall aesthetic has become slightly more refined). Here, 15 effortlessly cool ensembles.

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Name: Garlande Erion
Age: 31
Profession: Hairstylist
“I’m like a psychedelic Peg Bundy.”

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Name: Fabian Fazari
Age: 23
Profession: Student
“My style? One word: amazing.”

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Name: Sade Lima
Age: 21
Profession: Bartender
“I dress a bit ’90s—it’s usually whatever’s in my closet or stuff I borrow from friends.”

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Name: Shane Winrow
Age: 32
Profession: Business owner
“My style is avant-garde, but dressier.”

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Name: Alyssa Goodman
Age: 23
Profession: Stylist
“I’m dressed like a confused skater boy today. The jacket is vintage Prada.”

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Names: Dustin Wilson, Lu Wilson
Ages: 32, 13 months
Professions: Artist, baby
“I’m pretty casual. Lu likes to wear the colour purple—and hand-me-downs.”

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Name: Caitlin Zivnis
Age: 26
Profession: Community manager
“My look is minimal, simple, comfy and a bit boyish.”

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Name: Aurore Saint-Luce
Age: 31
Profession: Architect
“I just moved here this week from France—my style is very classic.”

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Name: Grace Roberston
Age: 22
Profession: Student
“I like lots of black and oversized stuff.”

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Name: Michaela Dunne
Age: 24
Profession: Hairstylist
“I wear mostly teenaged boy clothes.”

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Name: Marshall Johnston
Age: 26
Profession: Account manager
“I got the sweatshirt at the BC music fest Rifflandia—it was the only one that didn’t say Rifflandia on it.”

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Name: Ruth McCloskey
Age: 28
Profession: Hairstylist
“This fringed bag was $9.”

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Name: Perry Phalla
Age: 28
Profession: Non-profit program co-ordinator
“This is Zoe, she’s my roommate’s dog. We’re both very street casual.”

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Name: Alexis Eastman
Age: 25
Profession: Theatre maker
“I try to mix classic looks with vintage shapes.”