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Most stylish New Yorkers: Neon Hitch

The singer shows off her flamboyant style; we show you how to get her bohemian look.

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By mixing textures, Hitch keeps a monochrome outfit from being one-note. She wears high-waisted American Apparel (locations throughout the city; visit americanapparel.net) pants with a sequined jacket picked up at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (W 39th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves; 212-243-5343, hellskitchenfleamarket.com) and a bustier she dyed herself. “I had purple hands for three days!” she exclaims.

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“I stole these from my little sister,” admits Hitch of her floral pumps. “She’s 15 and the same size as me, so we share clothes.”

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This feather-pendant necklace is the work of Hitch’s mother, Irene B Gardiner (irenebgardiner.com), who designs jewelry.

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Local jewelry designer Amanda Elle of Crystal Knuckles (crystalknuckles.com) created this oversize amethyst ring for Hitch, who had her nails painted a different color for each digit at Valley (198 Elizabeth St between Prince and Spring Sts; 212-274-8985, valleynyc.com).

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These Alexander Wang (103 Grand St between Greene and Mercer Sts; 212-977-9683, alexanderwang.com) sunglasses take cat-eye frames to a whole new exaggerated level.

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“This is usually what I look like at an airport,” declares Hitch of her leather jacket procured from Los Angeles flea market Melrose Trading Post (melrosetradingpost.org), white tank from AllSaints Spitalfields (512 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts; 646-862-1832, us.allsaints.com) and American Apparel hot pants. “Booty shorts are a Neon must!”

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The floral lining of these Dr. Martens boots (148 Spring St at Wooster St; 212-226-8500, drmartens.com) soften the edgy footwear with feminine flair. “I love biker boots,” enthuses Hitch. “They’re the only kind of flat shoes I wear.”

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This beaded crucifix necklace was another Melrose Trading Post discovery. “It’s my favorite place to shop outside of NYC,” notes Hitch. “I love rummaging through the $1 baskets and finding little goodies.”

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Hitch bought these etched silver bangles in India while she was living there during her teenage years.

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An As Is Los Angeles (asisla.com) Navajo-print jacket gets paired with a simple La Senza (lasenza.com) slip dress in a complementary salmon hue. “It’s actually a nighty, but I wear undergarments as [regular clothing],” notes Hitch of her frock.

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Essie’s Meet Me at Sunset polish provides a colorful contrast to Hitch’s sky-high metallic Jeffrey Campell (jeffreycampbellshoes.com) platform heels. “I can’t walk in them, so I don’t wear them much,” she admits. “But I love the way they look.”

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Not one to shy away from statement jewelry, Hitch piles on bold pieces, including a collar necklace from the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, dangling disc earrings scored from a Soho street vendor, another Crystal Knuckles agate ring and a gold cuff that was a gift from her mother. “She has so much amazing jewelry, but my favorite is the stuff she makes,” says Hitch.

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Hitch takes a walk on the wild side with an Opening Ceremony fox-print skirt and an Obesity and Speed (obesityandspeed.com) headband that has been repurposed as a bandeau top.

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Hitch scored these cheetah-print wedges on sale at Patricia Field. “I love a good bargain,” she states.

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Zoo animals adorn the upper rims of Hitch’s Mercura NYC (mercuranyc.com) shades. “I’ve been wearing a lot of [the label’s] glasses lately,” she says. “I’m a fan!” MAC Morange lipstick makes Hitch’s pucker pop, while a simple gold hoop purchased on St. Marks Place adorns her nostril. “My mum pierced my nose when I was 15,” notes Hitch.

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A.J. Morgan Contessa cat-eye sunglasses, $20, at southmoonunder.com

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Citrine by the Stones Wonder Woman cuff, $175, at charmandchain.com

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Forever 21 Looped Boho necklace, $9, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

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Mark A Little Bit of Edge jacket, $75, at shop.meetmark.com

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Steve Madden Dynemite platform sandals, $80, at Steve Madden, locations throughout the city; visit stevemadden.com

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Topshop Aztec side-studded knicker, $48, at Topshop, 478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-9555, topshop.com)

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Lucky Brand Love Child bandeau top, $66, at everythingbutwater.com

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ASOS Collection Paris Point Court shoes, $39, at asos.com

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Girlprops MEOW! Extreme Cat Eye sunglasses in tortoise with gold finish, $16, at girlprops.com

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Kenneth Jay Lane satin gold hinged collar, $212, at charmandchain.com

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Topshop Aztec bandeau, $20, at Topshop, 478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-9555, topshop.com)

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Old Navy women’s halter handkerchief dress in Ruby Pink, $22, at Old Navy, locations throughout the city; visit oldnavy.com

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Betsey Johnson Ditan floral leather pumps, $100, at zappos.com

Neon Hitch, 25, singer-songwriter (neonhitch.net), Soho

Her personal style: “Tribal warrior. Being a singer definitely gives me the freedom to express myself through my attire. My stage costumes usually end up being daytime wear, too.”

Her inspiration: “Mostly my mum—she’s wild and makes her own clothes and jewelry. I also like making clothes myself because you can really customize things.”

Favorite stores:Patricia Field (302 Bowery between Bleecker and E Houston Sts; 212-966-4066, patriciafield.com) is funky and fun. Plus, [owner and stylist Patricia Field] has hair like me. When I’m feeling sophisticated, I go to Oak (28 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St, 212-677-1293 • 208 North 8th St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-782-0521 • oaknyc.com) for high-fashion comfort wear. Opening Ceremony (35 Howard St between Broadway and Crosby St, 212-219-2688 • 1190–92 Broadway between 28th and 29th Sts, 646-695-5680 • openingceremony.us) has the most abstract clothes, and I love the Jeremy Scott finger glasses it carries. All three stores think outside the box!”

Favorite pampering resources: “My hairdresser and good friend is Chelsey Pickthorn (chelseypickthorn.com). We’ve gradually turned my hair into a fiery orange. I love it! I’m a member at Equinox (locations throughout the city; visit equinox.com), so I use the spa there.”

Her signature accessories: “Probably my nose ring. And I love headdresses!”

How she describes New York style: “Diverse! I love that everybody looks different. You could wear anything in NYC and not stand out.”

How her style has evolved: “It hasn’t really changed that much from when I was a kid—I’ve always been into wild, hippie clothes.”

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