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Just like last year and the year before that, we've tapped a handful of influential Angelenos to weigh in on 2014's greatest hits and misses. We've already highlighted LA's best stores, coolest brands, and most-wanted shops, top 'hoods, best buys, and regrettable purchases. Now, tastemakers are summing up 2014 fashion in one word.
Brigham Yen, DTLA Rising blogger: "Casual."
Heather Lipner, Clashist founder: "CASJ"
Gabriela Artigas, Gabriela Artigas Jewelry designer: "Expensive."
Lucy Akin, Super Street founder: "Spacey."
Kelsi Smith, Stylesmith blogger: "Flannel, and I'm not mad at it."
Paul C. Witt, Wittmore owner: "Hurricane."
Shareen Mitchell, Shareen Vintage owner: "Nineties."