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.