17 Arlington, Virginia Street Style Photos That Show How Its Citizens Make Business Professional Cool
Arlington, Virginia is not only my hometown but, according to NerdWallet, one of the best places for recent college grads to find jobs. That may not sound like the sexiest claim to fame, but promising employment means Arlington, Virginia's street style is perfect for biz pro people-watching.
U.S. Census stats indicate that Arlington has one of the highest median family incomes in America, as well as the highest concentration of 25-to-34-year-olds in the Washington, D.C. area. And that's not going to change. MarketWatch reports that Arlington has one of the fastest-growing Millennial populations in the country. What the numbers don't say but what we all know is that money and youth are boons to the hegemonic fashion sphere.
After hours, Arlingtonians seek balance for working hard. With restaurant and retail-heavy neighborhoods like Ballston, Clarendon, and Shirlington, Arlington is one of the prime spots to live and play for young, rich, and educated Washingtonians. In terms of its scene? Think prep. Despite what RealtyTrac saying about Arlington having two out of the top 25 zip codes for hipsters, this is not where hipsters (usually) come to play. Arlington's party scene is yuppie all the way. Are there fashion deviants? Of course — and funky fresh style always stands out. But, in Arlington, the street style norm, is polished and tailored, maybe with a hint of international flair (this is the capital region, after all.)
These styling ladies and gentlemen were spotted near the Ballston and Clarendon Metro stops, many of whom were scrambling home or to the bar after work.