June 10, 2021 7:14 p.m. ET
Soho Street style offers a glimpse into consumers’ desire to ditch home fashion in favor of a flashy look-at-me flair As New York City reopens and America in general takes huge strides toward a return to normal, consumers seem eager to wear something other than the loungewear that has endured them for the past 15 months.
On the subject of matching items
Skin bared looks abound. Consumers paired crop tops with leggings and denim cutoffs that a frugal fashion merchandising graduate went for Home improvement.
Logos ruled sovereignly in one quintessence Street fashion look. A New Yorker on the beach paired a chambray bikini from Soho’s Mystique Boutique with ’90s-style platform flip-flops from Amazon, an Alife bag from Budweiser and denim shorts from Zara.
Another consumer piqued interest in an effortlessly resort-ready ensemble with a deck of cards face mask. Other men rely on a subtle style. An all-black classic New York jersey contrasts with someone else’s no-frills, easy-to-wear shorts tee and baseball hat look.
One consumer’s denim jacket picked up on the splash of color, while a Crown Heights boutique provided a fashionista’s rainbow-colored jumpsuit that appealed to the cheerful, post-pandemic-invigorating nightlife style.
Striking trousers in metallic gold bring out the nighttime attitude. A retro stylesetter serving big “I Love Lucy” vibes got her quirky brooch-covered bag from a vintage store in New Jersey.
Another opted for an airy, floor-length, vintage-inspired duster paired with sustainable Veja sneakers, a favorite of Meghan Markle.