Style Pages: What People Are Wearing in Williamsburg Brooklyn?

Williamsburg hipster style summer 2015
Because Williamsburg has come to be known as a capital of cool, some people ask what to wear when they visit. While the true meaning of hipness has always been to carve out your own unique style, there are certain trends you can add to your summer 2015 look to make you more Brooklyn-ready.

Floral Clothes and Accessories

Still hanging on is the 80s-inspired trend of floral print dresses, shorts, shoes, and pretty-much everything. The most novel uses of these patterns are in menswear (shirts, shorts, ties, and caps) with bold flowers in a tropical look.

Where to shop in Williamsburg: I.D. Menswear (232B Bedford Ave.), Red Pearl (202 Bedford Ave.), Urban Outfitters  (98 North 6th St.), Jane’s Closet (60 North 6th St.), Cadet (46 North 6th St.), Mandala Tibetan Store (132 North 5th St.),

BDG Floral Tank Top
BDG Floral Tank Top – $20.00 – From Urban Outfitters

Brooklyn Pride

In most places, it’s frowned upon to wear a shirt with the name of your hometown. Brooklynites, however, are eager to don Brooklyn t-shirts, tote bags, caps, and even tattoos.

Where to shop in Williamsburg: MeMe Antenna (218 Bedford Ave., inside the Mini Mall), Brooklyn Industries (162 Bedford Ave.), Urban Outfitters  (98 North 6th St.).


Backpacks and Tote Bags

A tiny, strappy purse is fine for a night out, but for hauling everyday supplies and purchases, a bigger carry-all is in order. Opt for the long-popular tote bag, especially with a fun retro graphic or saying. Recently, backpacks have become a hot item and are available in a slew of styles, patterns, and materials.

Where to shop in Williamsburg: Urban Outfitters (98 North 6th St.),  MeMe Antenna (218 Bedford Ave., inside the Mini Mall), Baggu (242 Wythe Ave.), Red Pearl (202 Bedford Ave.), American Apparel (104 North 6th St.).

BAGGU Canvas Backpack
BAGGU Canvas Backpack – $42

Chunky Clogs and Jelly Sandals

On-trend for summer are chunky clogs in all varieties: high-heal, low-heal, sandals, peep toe, flower-print, metallic. We’re also seeing a return of 80s-style jelly sandals in flat and chunky-heal and in flourescent colors. The guys here are wearing boat shoes in the Docksider and sneaker varieties.

Where to shop in Williamsburg: Shoe Market (160 North 6th St.), Malin Landaeus Vintage (157 North 6th St.), Soula (85 North 3rd St.), American Apparel (104 North 6th St.).

Free People Womens Reese Clog
Free People Womens Reese Clog – $138 – From: Free People

Hats and Caps

Locals know that hip headwear can add a touch of flair to any outfit (while also protecting you from the sun). Big this summer: floppy hats for women, fedoras, straw hats, and patterned baseball caps.

Where to shop in Williamsburg:  Goorin Bros. Hat Shop (181 Bedford Ave.), American Apparel (104 North 6th St.), Oat Brooklyn (240 Kent Ave.), I.D. Menswear (232B Bedford Ave.).

OBEY Floral Snapback Hat
OBEY Floral Snapback Hat – $38 – From: Urban Outfitters

Aztec, Tropical, and Stripe Patterns

This season is all about patterns. Anything with horizontal stripes (the timeless nautical look). Anything with polka-dots, or a pattern of little animals or stars. Anything tropical (think palm trees and flamingos.) Anything with an exotic pattern (Aztec, tribal, batik).

Where to shop in Williamsburg: I.D. Menswear (232B Bedford Ave.), Bodhi (232 Bedford Ave.), In God We Trust (129 Bedford Ave.), Brooklyn Industries (162 Bedford Ave.), Life Curated (186 Grand St.), Fuego 718 (249 Grand St.).

Ecote Desert Trip Romper
Ecote Desert Trip Romper – $49 – From: Urban Outfitters