Hit the Streets of Philly in UNIQLO
Rich in history, savory in eats and urban in style, Philadelphia is an eclectic mix of both old and new. Though when it truly comes to capturing the essence of this City of Brotherly Love, it’s our stylish dwellers – attending our universities, dining in the bustling restaurants, strolling up and down Walnut Street and visiting the world-renowned museums – that really make up the fabric. Now, as the cooler temps descend upon us, UNIQLO’s easy, yet trend-worthy pieces effortlessly meld themselves into Philadelphia’s urban-chic street style.
The brand’s vast collection of basics spans the spectrum from casual to polished, which perfectly plays into the city’s love of laid-back sophistication. Here, the streets aren’t filled with ladies hobbling around in sky-high stilettos and lace cocktail dresses. Rather, it’s a rendition of go-to pieces layered in harmony for unique looks that are utterly cool. Mixing textures with prints and casual with dressed-up, diversity is key.
Mixed separates that offer a foundation for city life are the key to UNIQLO’s easy style, no more evident than when donning their sublimely comfortable black SPRZ NY Jean-Michael Basquiat Sweat Pants. When paired with a must-have Long Sleeve Denim Shirt layered under a black and white Extra Fine Merino Striped Sweater, the added touch of a SPRZ NY Keith Haring Stole is the perfect finish (along with slip-on sneaks). For a similar high-low vibe to wear around town, we can’t get enough of the preppy-meets-hipster Plaid Ankle Length Pant. When topped with the upscale vibe of a Merino Blend Sweater, the look is perfectly offset by the SPRZ NY Tank Top by Stephen Shore peaking out below.
Refined yet casual, a Ponte Pencil Mini Skirt is a staple that will take your wardrobe far and wide. Dressed up for work or a night out, we personally favor it in all of its dressed-down glory when balanced by staple black Heattech Leggings and a year-round Pullover Sweatshirt layered over a Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt, a fall essential. In keeping with the flannel theme, a shirtdress in this classically seasonal pattern is an optimal accompaniment to an Ultra Light Down Solid Vest and cozy Navy Tights – rich, chocolate brown riding boots not included, but necessary.
For a final dose of high-low chic, it’s no secret that city inhabitants love their denim. Though Ultra Stretch is a daily must, it’s the expert slouch, ankle length and tried-and-true washes of the Slim Boyfriend Jeans that gravitate to the city streets. Give them a bit of class when topped with a Rayon Short Sleeve T Blouse and Skinny Mesh Belt, both in a gorgeous wine hue. Finally, bring the look back down – and warm it up – with a fierce Ultra Light Down Leopard Printed Vest and a pair of nude booties.
Shop these casually cool pieces at UNIQLO that epitomize Philly’s laid-back street style you know and love.
This is a paid partnership between uniqlo and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio