Want to get that effortless chic Brooklyn look to cap off your summer style and continue into the fall?

 

Well, we can help. Just follow these simple steps and become a “Brooklyn Baby” like songstress Lana Del Rey:

 

1. High Waisted Shorts

High Waisted Shorts (pinkroma.it)

High Waisted Shorts (pinkroma.it)

High waisted shorts have quickly become a staple in any summer outfit. Brooklyn is no exception; the higher the better. Try thrifting a pair of these from a secondhand store or create your own.

 

High waisted shorts are very comfy and easy to wear because you never have to worry about your shorts falling below your hips and they don’t take much adjusting to stay in place. However, beware the shortness of these shorts! You don’t want to expose too much with ultra-high cutoffs.

 

 

 

2. Simple T-Shirt

Relaxed Basic T-Shirt (ihousefashion.com)

Relaxed Basic T-Shirt (ihousefashion.com)

Break out your oldest, most comfy t-shirt and pair with your high waisted shorts. The Brooklyn style is casual and comfortable on an average day; you can cut an old one to give it a new edge, or run out to Forever 21 for a reasonably priced basic T staple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Doc Martens

Floral Doc Martens (mylittleblackbookofstyle.wordpress.com)

Floral Doc Martens (mylittleblackbookofstyle.wordpress.com)

Doc Martens are the new “it” shoe for this summer and undoubtedly for this coming fall and winter as well. These bulky boots are the shoes to wear with any outfit; they are practical and durable and they go with just about everything. Try a floral pair, but once you break them in, beware; you may not ever take them off.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Sunglasses

Vintage Sunglasses (jykjsc.com)

Vintage Sunglasses (jykjsc.com)

Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the summer; and this year, you will want a vintage-looking pair from the 80s/90s era. Try and find an inexpensive pair of these round retro glasses and prepare yourself for the complements. Not only are they stylish and on-trend to fit your Brooklyn aesthetic, of course, they also protect your eyes! They sell these at Warby Parker, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel; if you are on a budget, surf the web for a cheaper pair; try H&M or even Amazon.

 

 

 

 

5. Flannel

Flannel (shout-outtoyou.com)

Flannel (shout-outtoyou.com)

No outfit is complete without flannel. Here in Brooklyn, your favorite flannel is like a security blanket. You wear it as a jacket over a t-shirt and jeans when it is chilly, and in the summer, you wear it around your waist just in case — or just to have it. Forget the days when wearing your jacket around your waist was nerdy! Flannel around the waist is one of the most practical trends of the season, and it will undoubtedly carry on into the fall.

 

 

What are your essential brooklyn outfits? Share yours in the comments below or shoot me a tweet @JenksUOhMeASoda