The first stop into Williamsburg, Brooklyn off the L Train is Bedford Avenue, a hipster hub. Culture Trip photographers spent a Friday afternoon hunting for street style on Bedford, and the looks did not disappoint.
Before 2000, Williamsburg was where artists went to find cheap loft space, where retailers set up factories, and where the Hasidic community found respite from the city. Fast-forward nearly 20 years, and Williamsburg, Bedford Avenue, in particular, has become a hipster hotspot for 20 and 30-somethings, with a slew of fabulous bars, cheap eats, and shops. Bedford has also become a fashion destination with independent designer boutiques like Catbird, Brooklyn Fox Lingerie, In God We Trust, as well as The Bedford Avenue Mini Mall, which is more like a vintage flea market than traditional American mall.
Bedford’s DIY aesthetic has helped put Williamsburg on the map as Brooklyn’s Greenwich Village. Coffee shops, late-night pizza parlors, and tons of bars give the fashion set a place to hang their hats. And speaking of hats, Bedford Avenue passersby know how to accessorize: just check out the chic details in the outfits below for this latest addition of street style. You can shop the look with offerings from Topshop.
Dress up a slip with a casual chic denim jacket and four-inch heels for a vamped up high-low look.
Cropped coveralls in cool linen are low maintenance but deliver a clean, polished aesthetic.
Another take on overalls, this look is made sleek with a flashy yet functional backpack.
There’s no reason ladies can’t rock these purple wide leg trousers.
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For Williamsburg residents, black is a summer must. Just keep the fabric breathable and reveal as much skin as possible.
Ruffles may be traditionally feminine, but create a more balanced look when paired with the athletic accessories.
You don’t have to reside in a beach town to wear summer’s favorite type of stripe.
Play around with tailoring, mixing a twist front blouse with a textured midi skirt for a look that’s authentically urbane.