HubThreads: Celebrating Boston Street Style

Meet Mykhayla.

Photo by Diana Levine

Critics say this city has no style. We’re here to prove them wrong. Welcome to HubThreads, where we chat with the most stylish people we find out and about in Boston. Think you or someone you know has the best street style? Let us know.

MYKHAYLA

What do you do for work? I’m an assistant manager at Bodega.

Do you have any style icons? I look up to Aaliyah’s 90’s style a lot, as well as Mick Jenkins, Andre 3000, Aleali May and SZA.

How would you describe your own style? My style is more of a 90’s, tomboy-ish style with feminine attention to detail. So, I’ll wear baggy men’s pants with a t-shirt, but add in some huge gold hoops or put on a dark lip. I love to pair men’s apparel with women’s apparel, and I love sneakers. The Air Jordan 1 is my favorite silhouette of sneaker, and I generally go with mid or high -top sneakers because I have long legs. I think that accessories and attention to detail are some of the most important parts of my style, just a small necklace can change the entire outfit from just pieces put together into a look.

Where are you from?  
Northern Virginia, about thirty to forty minutes south of D.C.
 
Why did you choose to live in Boston? I actually moved here for school. I attended Berklee College of Music for about two years and then lived here for two years after that. I’m moving to LA soon though because I have an opportunity to work at the new Bodega store.
 
Any other interesting facts about you? Anything else to share? I’m a rapper and a singer, and I’m very involved in activism and social justice. I would also like to share that it was only about two years ago that I really understood that fashion could be used as a form of self expression. Everyone should at least try to channel themselves through what they wear on the outside. My advice to others about fashion is to remain true to yourself, but also be willing to experiment with new things. If you like it, WEAR IT!