If there's one thing I always notice about New York (fashion-wise, that is - I notice a LOT of things about New York) it's that anything flies. While there is a definite look to the city, particularly in Manhattan, where heels, designer bags and clothes, and perfectly coifed hair seem the norm, you also see a lot of other interesting things happening. There's an acceptance (or perhaps just a lack of caring?) of all styles, be they punk, goth, vintage, preppy, or hipster. It's really refreshing, particularly because I don't feel that that is always the case in DC. You can find a place to fit in, if you want to, in New York, or you can just march to the beat of your own drum. It's really nice and, I guess, one of the advantages to being in a city with millions of people.
While I've found a neighborhood in DC where I fit in completely (I'm more hipster-like than I care to admit), I still feel out of place in a lot of places, particularly because I don't have a strict dresscode at work but I do have to pass through downtown to get there. So while I'm strolling along in my jeans and a nice shirt, I see all the business people in their suits (and usually sneakers gack). DC's weird that way. But I've mostly accepted it and am ok. After all, I never feel particularly judged.
I guess the point of writing all this is just to comment on the level of acceptance I see in New York, which I don't find here - it's a lot more homogenous. Which is fine. But, let's have some creativity, people. I guess it's a good thing I found CapFABB because those awesome people are on the forefront of making DC look good!
*yes, I realize none of these pictures are of the above mentioned fashions. I'm just musing :)