Brooklyn is not only where I call home, it is the city where I find the most inspiration. From Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to Park Slope and Greenpoint, the environment is chill and laid back. The style is seen in an artistic view rather than a statement of labels.
Granted, my neighborhood would be classified as “Spanish Brooklyn”, and known more for family fun, and sidewalk Singing/Spanish dance sessions. However, I like to explore the more artistic areas of Brooklyn whenever possible, because it’s definitely refreshing and more of my scene.
My definition of Brooklyn style is “downtown chic”.
Simple, relaxed, effortless, yet it makes a statement in its own way. Everyone seems to have that “I just woke up and threw on this layered to perfection look with combat boots and a brim hat…but I’m just chilling”. It’s often accompanied with tattoos, piercings or just a cool pair of vintage shades.
A good friend and I recently went to the Brooklyn Park to catch up. The area was so relaxing and beautiful. It overlooked the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridge, had an enclosed carousel, and even a small house made out of beautiful stained glass.
After exploring the nearby neighborhood, I knew that I had to do a shoot for the blog in this area…I was so in love! It didn’t take a lot of thought to figure out what I would wear when that day finally arrived. When in Rome do as the Romans…or better yet, when in Brooklyn make your own downtown chic look! 😉
Oversize Knit Sweater: Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market // Green Pants: H&M // Necklace: Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market // Boots: Urban Outfitters // Hat: H&M // Crossbody Bag: Nine West
Special Thanks to Leomary Rodriguez for capturing these images. Make sure to check out more of her work at DirectedByLeo.com.
Xo, Chrissy Joy