What's in your bag? Versace rings and bike locks

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This past week has been full of activity -- everything from fashion shows to music festivals and the Denver County Fair -- and a fun mix of styles has filled the streets, too. We spotted this week's style-setter not once but twice, both times being his carefree self. Read on to learn Brandon Dazzo's inspirations, styling advice, and what's in his bag.

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Name: Brandon Dazzo.

Spotted at:20th and Logan, and 17th and Pearl.

Profession: "Ring leader" of my inner social circle and bar-back at X-Bar.

Favorite film: Mean Girls.

Summer anthem: Tiesto's "Club Life."

Style inspirations/icons: Putting my own spin on modern trends. Simple yet special.

Favorite accessory: My best friends, of course, since I'm always with them. Fashion-wise, though, I'd say earrings and bracelets.

Favorite color: Fire engine red because it's energetic.

Style mantra: Trashy but classy.

Shops at: Classic department stores like Nordstrom, tucked away boutiques in Riverfront and South Broadway, anywhere I can mix styles together. Thrift stores are good, and I recently went to Europe to shop as well.

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"I love skulls and anything that has them is a plus," says Dazzo of his bracelet. But there's also the skeleton of an angel printed on his black T-shirt. He's also wearing a gold Versace pinky ring, which he picked up in Italy a month ago, a handmade gray drawstring bracelet, and a silver heart ring.

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"I found this heart ring while hitchhiking in Oregon," Dazzo says of this random fashion find. "There was a small flea market on the side of the road and it was like five bucks."

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"My style is very street style," Dazzo says, "and to me that means gritty and casual. I wear these black leather boots since I ride my bike and they are very practical for that. I wear jeans and shorts instead of ties and slacks, and I'm just very grunge and feel most comfortable in street clothes as opposed to formal attire. I love grunge clothes, aged clothes, distressed clothes that are very worn. Everything I wear I've had forever. Stuff that I buy at H&M now, I will only wear in three years. I age my clothes. I try not to buy too much from one store in order to change things up. Change is key in fashion, or else it becomes boring."


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Check out what's in Dazzo's bag on page 2!

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