Fun fact, everyone—I moved to Boston this year. That’s right, I went from New York to Los Angeles to lovely Beantown. For reference, I’m here because my fiancé took a new job opportunity. I’ll be honest, as a fashion person, I was a bit skeptical about moving to a “smaller city.” (Although, I know, Boston is still larger than most.) I spent my entire 20s and early 30s feeling inspired by the style and design of that big-city life. So it was a major change. But I have to say, while Boston isn’t necessarily a “fashion capital” like NYC or L.A., it does have its own stylish sensibilities thanks to its eclectic mix of people and style types.
On that note, the people of Boston really do step out in a range of forward and unique outfits. But what I’ve noticed, in particular, is that those that walk down Newbury Street and the like seem to have gotten the memo on “Beantown staples.” Yes, the people of my new city all seem to own the same mix of simple items. I’m talking those basic must-haves that more or less act as the foundation of a cool outfit. To give you a more in-depth rundown, I rounded up seven of the key staples in question for you below. And naturally, I also shopped out my favorite silhouettes for each if you want to upgrade your offering and get on that Bostonian level.
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