27 / Lynnfield
> Though Balzotti says she’s never been a conservative dresser, this is the first year she’s really “embraced” color, especially in jeans. A trip to Los Angeles (where she bought the outfit) influenced her.
> Talk about traveling light: Balzotti is out for the evening with just her iPhone and a tiny Louis Vuitton wallet with attached key chain. “What more do you need than keys, credit cards, and some cash?” she asks.
> Already 5 feet 7 inches, Balzotti looks even more statuesque in these 3-plus-inch metallic wedges (from Nordstrom).
30 / Boston
> “I like to keep it simple,” Williams says about the basic silhouettes he always wears. But being from Trinidad, he misses tropical colors. “Boston’s too conservative,” he says with a sigh. Not Williams, who pairs hot pink with azure blue in this T-shirt and jeans (both from H&M).
> “Since people sometimes think bright colors are feminine, I added the hat,” explains Williams, who says the style is just like the fedoras Tom Landry used to wear on the football field. “He was a very masculine guy,” Williams says with a laugh.
> This season, thinner eyeglass frames are in for men, like William’s streamlined specs (from Focal Point Opticians Inc. in Brookline).
> Combining comfort with minimal detailing, these “dress” sneakers (from Steve Madden) prove quite versatile.
22 / Boston
> A recent Boston University grad, Varma grew up in Tokyo. She clearly likes to mix her fashion influences, starting with this intriguing moustache-print top (from Francesca’s Collections in Cambridge).
> “I’m so used to wearing black, gray, and beige that these pants really stood out to me,” she says of the “Tiffany blue” jeans.
> Retailing for a heck of a lot more than a young working gal can generally afford, this Balenciaga bag is Varma’s treasure. She bought it from a friend. “Let’s just say I got a deal!”
> Varma admits being nervous about no-lace sneakers (from Steve Madden). “I’m really clumsy, but I haven’t tripped yet.”