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Street Style: the 20 best looks from 2015

2015 was a big year for Toronto style: Drake made turtleneck sweaters cool again, The Weeknd’s hairdo inspired celeb Halloween costumes and we even got our own Nike sneaker. But it was the city’s regular citizens—spotted everywhere from the Beach to Parkdale, OVO Fest to the MMVAs and OCAD to U of T—who gave our fashion game the biggest boost. Here, our 20 favourite outfits from the year, including the impossibly chic, refreshingly simple and outrageously inventive.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Paul Mason Spotted: Outside Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Only Fashion Santa (at his day job, of course) can make a simple black-on-black combo look this stylish.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Bianca Venerayan Spotted: Woodbine racetrack, for the Queen’s Plate A Toronto blogger uses DIY flair to give the typical horse racing getup (i.e.: frills, florals and over-the-top headpieces) a mod update.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Shirley Walker Spotted: Woodbine racetrack, for the Queen’s Plate This 88-year-old attendee shows that sticking to a classic look (complete with an over-the-top headpiece) can be equally striking.

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: J.J. Wilson Spotted: David Pecaut Square The Kit and Ace founder proves that luxe basics can still cut it at Fashion Week.

(Image: Becca Lemire)
(Image: Becca Lemire)

Name: Nick Capretta Spotted: OCAD’s Queen West campus We predict the “urban Amish” look will be big for 2016.

(Image: Gabby Frank)
(Image: Gabby Frank)

Name: Catriona Smart Spotted: David Pecaut Square Monochromatic looks were everywhere this year. This blogger used multiple shades of grey to keep things interesting.

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(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Pierre Thomson Spotted: Kensington Market There’s something about this pastor’s perfectly autumnal outfit that makes us want to snuggle up with a chai latte and wool blanket.

(Image: Giordano Ciampini)
(Image: Giordano Ciampini)

Names: Matt and Everling Carr Spotted: Dundas West The year’s coolest accessory: a super-cute kid.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Sabrina De Luca Spotted: Kensington Market Here, a retro camera is the ideal complement to a laid-back weekend outfit.

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: Alyssa Goodman Spotted: Parkdale This Parkdale resident effortlessly pulls off a few of the year’s top trends: culottes, neckties and John Lennon–inspired shades.

(Image: Gabby Frank)
(Image: Gabby Frank)

Name: Marcel Sokalski Spotted: David Pecaut Square Here’s a perfectly executed ode to the 1970s.

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(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: Eliza Grossman Spotted: David Pecaut Square How fashion editors rock the Canadian tuxedo: under furry vests and with coordinating accessories.

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: McCair Tulloch Spotted: U of T’s campus This philosophy student’s style game deserves an A+.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Elena Gendunova Spotted: Kensington Market Behold: the trendiest nine-year-old we’ve ever seen.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Michael Howard Spotted: Nathan Phillips Square This guy gets points for staying stylish in minus-30-degree temperatures.

(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Olivia Lemieux Spotted: Ashbridge’s Bay While here, a student keeps it breezy in the scorching sun.

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(Image: Kayla Rocca)
(Image: Kayla Rocca)

Name: Judith Bradley Spotted: Kensington Market The 71-year-old model shows us that true style has no age limit.

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: David Sanchez Spotted: Outside Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) Matching the colour of your shades to your shoes takes serious dedication.

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)
(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani)

Name: Catherine Linh Spotted: Union Station’s holiday market We love the contrast between this traveller’s chunky scarf and her delicate metallic bag.

(Image: Becca Lemire)
(Image: Becca Lemire)

Name: Porshia Tomlin Spotted: OVO Fest Another lesson in mixing and matching done right: a Bob Marley tee paired with a preppy midi skirt.

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