Street Style: 2012-296 City Council Meeting

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Local residents flooded City Hall during the Jacksonville City Council meeting. Whether dressed is business suits or casual clothes, Metro jacksonville fashion department writers Melanie Pagan and Gerald Joseph were there to capture the outfits (and to support the bill, of course!).

Jacksonville people filled two rooms in City Hall Tuesday night to support human rights bill 2012-296 during the public City Council meeting.

The bill that drew in such a large crowd of the public would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation if passed.  Many locals pleaded to the council to favor the legislation.  Not even half as many spoke against it.

Many people that arrived and left were dressed in business or casual ensembles during the conversation that lasted from 5 p.m. until its midnight deadline.

Below are a few stylish attendees captured.

From left to right: Joey Roberts, Richard Furlow, Chris Watson

Watson wore a slim-fitting white button down rolled up and slightly unbuttoned to keep the shirt from looking stiff, while Furlow sported khakis and a neon-collard shirt, a very popular color for the season.  Watson was color-blocking with a teal blue polo and jeans, also an uprising trend.


“Kay” made leopard print look effortlessly chic.  By accessorizing with one color, leopard looks powerful without being over the top so it is perfectly appropriate for business occasions.

From left to right: Christian Arroyo, Lawrence Chambers, Nina Corpuz

Arroyo and Corpuz both wore black vests with different cuts to add flair to their ensembles while Chambers matched perfectly in a pink dress-shirt and grey slacks.  Men should not be afraid of bright colored dress-shirts for warmer months.  The trick is to pair the colors with a complimenting neutral.  Pink and grey are a wonderfully harmonious match together.

This Jacksonville woman’s coral undershirt adds a pretty spring feel to her grey blazer and skirt.

Angie Nixon

Nixon looks business casual and approachable with navy, ivory and brown neutrals.

Instead of a "Yes! 294” sticker most wore during the event, this man wore a red V neck with the same message directly on his shirt.

To read live blogging during the meeting, visit our forum section under “Live Blogging City Council. Main rights issue: bill 2012-296, human rights bill,” or check the site regularly for more information.