Dallas isn't New York, London, Milan or Paris. And, y'all, it doesn't have to be.
Dallas is forming its own unique fashion identity, and these seven fashionable folks are leading the way. We asked them to divulge their closet must-haves, favorite shopping destinations and more. You'll want to remember these names.
Meet Lucy Wrubel: She's a DJ, mom and stylish world traveler. When she's not goofing around with fellow fashionista and friend Reed Robertson in the Forty Five Ten dressing room, Wrubel is often in the DJ booth at one of the boutique's private parties.
For Wrubel, fashion is art. She'll display her latest shoe purchase on her coffee table before even wearing them, and she loves to play around with pops of color from funky jewelry. High-end items are often paired with affordable finds, whether its a Madewell basic tee or a one-of-a-kind vintage piece.
Closet must-haves: Gucci shoes, denim, colorful accessories and Mexican dresses
Where she shops: vintage shops; Forty Five Ten (1615 Main St., Dallas)
Dallas-based electro-pop artist Lev (a.k.a. Holly Peyton) is all about vintage stores and thrifting. She loves playing around with pieces from different decades, as well as adding modern touches. "I truly believe in the fact that one man's junk is somebody else's treasure. It's cool to wear something nobody else would have," she says. Lev usually goes for a natural nude and black fashion palette but isn't afraid to add bold color at times. Alongside her friend Hannah Francis, Lev also started her own online curated vintage shop, Drifters Vintage.
Closet must-haves: New Mexican-style rings, leather boots and a vintage Liz Claiborne suit
Where she shops: Dolly Python (1916 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas) and Feather's Boutique (1700 B South Congress Ave., Austin)
For Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler, he says he goes for outfits that are classy and comfortable. "When I'm playing sports, I don't have a problem with wearing louder colors, but when dressing up for a fashion show or game day, I always go for classy and not flashy," Butler said. That means outfits in shades of black, burgundy and dark blue. On game day, once he's off the field, he typically wears trousers, a white shirt and an overcoat or sports jacket. From New York to Paris, you might spot Butler at fashion shows for Balmain or Berluti.
Closet must-haves: Biker jacket and white button-down
Brands he loves: Pyer Moss, Berluti, Balmain and Rick Owens
Combine fashion with theater and you'll understand Reed Robertson's style. Robertson has a history in musical theater and is now a women's ready-to-wear specialist at Forty Five Ten. He first fell in love with fashion through costume designing: "I love putting together outfits because they can say so much about someone's personality without even speaking," he says. "Everyday is a different costume, and I'm a character."
Notice anything about Robertson's photo? Yep: Besties Robertson and Wrubel each have Gucci platform shoes.
Robertson has also worked at Diane von Furstenberg in Highland Park Village.
Closet must-haves: Hats, Gucci platform shoes and anything his partner T.J. Griffin gifts him
Brands he loves: Calvin Klein, Gucci, Adam Lippes and Sacai
After starting her Youtube channel in 2010, Dallas fashion and lifestyle blogger Jeanine Amapola has now reached more than 1.5 million subscribers. And some of her videos get that many views -- or more; her top video has more than 15 million.
In Amapola's wardrobe, you'll find loads of black and white or striped pieces, off-the-shoulder shirts and a collection of jeans. For accessories, Amapola loves to add touches of gold with jewelry like chokers or hoop earrings. Want to know what Youtubers or fashion bloggers buy while shopping? Check out one of Amapola's haul videos where she tries on and explains her purchases.
Closet must-haves: Off-the-shoulder shirts, jeans, and workout bras and leggings
Where she shops: Nordstrom and Zara
On both her Youtube channel and fashion blog, TheDaniAustin.com, Dallas resident Dani Austin shares her outfits on a daily basis to her social media accounts. She also brings her followers along on fashion adventures, including her recent trip to New York Fashion Week, through Instagram stories and posts.
"I like to have fun with things I wear, and fashion is really about the discovery of who you are," Austin says. Her latest everyday fashion addition? An engagement ring!
Closet must-haves: Ruffled shirts, flare cut jeans, slouchy tee and oversized sweaters
Where she shops: Nordstrom
Charlotte Jones Anderson
Whether Charlotte Jones Anderson, the Dallas Cowboys executive vice president and chief brand officer, is on the football field or in the boardroom at The Star in Frisco, she prefers to dress in a way that is both strong and chic yet feminine and sophisticated.
"We are fortunate to have great fashion in Dallas. Stanley Korshak and Forty Five Ten are amazing. But then again, you can't go wrong with a great pair of jeans and Cowboys T-shirt, the perfect nod to our favorite team," Jones says.
Closet must-haves: Boots, a touch of leather and just the right amount of blue for game day
Where she shops: Stanely Korshak (500 Crescent Court, Dallas) and Forty Five Ten (1615 Main St., Dallas)