The Inspiration
The Inspiration

With her tomboy-meets-girlie-girl vibe, Kate Bosworth has an outfit formula that's perfect for feeling cute, but not overdone for the Brooklyn scene.

The Look
The Look

Balance your tough-girl pieces with a breezy midi skirt and statement shades — and don't forget your Chuck Taylors, either. You'll be thankful for walkable kicks when you're strolling Smorgasburg or the Brooklyn Flea.

What to pack:

The Inspiration
The Inspiration

You can't think Brooklyn without conjuring up images of the quirky-cool Lena Dunham. With sweet collared tees and skater skirts, Lena's everyday dress code practically screams Brooklyn, without ever screaming "look at me!"

The Look
The Look

Steal a page from Lena's book and counter a retro-feeling sundress with tomboy brogues for your weekend routine.

What to pack:

The Inspiration
The Inspiration

Solange Knowles is just plain cool with one very important caveat: she never looks like she's trying. Her eye for bold pieces and her laid-back approach to outfitting them make her a poster child for the Brooklyn girl (or anyone trying to get her look).

The Look
The Look

Like Solange, look to pieces with statement power — like a great pair of heels and a message tee. Pairing them with overalls gives off a more street-cool, rather than clubby, vibe — and that's just what you want when you head out for a night at Brooklyn Bowl.

What to pack:

  • The Inspiration
    The Inspiration

    Brooklyn's not the place to flaunt your sexy stuff. Instead, channel Behati Prinsloo's more subtly sexy vibe, pairing your favorite body-conscious jeans or bottoms with breezier, cooler tops.

    The Look
    The Look

    Counter a faded tee with a curve-conscious skirt, then add a little '90s throwback fashion — which also happens to be made for Brooklyn — with Wayfarers and a plaid button-down wrapped at the waist.

    What to pack:

  • Zara Cities t-shirt ($26)
  • Topshop Moto black denim pencil skirt ($72)
  • Ray-Ban Large New Wayfarer ($130)
  • H&M Checked Shirt ($40)
  • DV by Dolce Vita Chelsea boot ($129)
  • The Inspiration
    The Inspiration

    Getting dressed up Brooklyn style? Then look to local Michelle Williams to channel a little of the borough's charm with crisp, understated separates with a hint of vintage cool.

    The Look
    The Look

    If you are in the mood to get fancy — it is the VMAs after all — ditch the dress and opt for a riff on the shorts suit, Michelle Williams style. To finish, add a little character with geeky specs and a touch of glamour with a fierce necklace.

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    While You're There . . .
    While You're There . . .

    A day in Brooklyn means a pretty full itinerary. We highly suggest you don't eat anything until you get to Smorgasburg. There, you can have your pick of any number of the gourmet gastronomic offerings, not limited to oysters, doughnuts, s'mores, dosas, ramen, pizza, and grilled cheese.

    Once you've had your fill, you might walk it off at the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanical Garden — where lily pads, a variety of flowers, and trees do, in fact, grow in Brooklyn.

    While You're There . . .
    While You're There . . .

    If you've still got energy after a long day of exploring — and you're looking for a place to celebrate the VMAs — Brooklyn Bowl may not have the official afterparty, but it will certainly help you get it going.

    Even if bowling isn't your thing, we suspect its lineup of bands, Blue Ribbon snacks, and craft beers will keep you plenty entertained.