What’s in your Closet?
Long Islanders share their everyday fashion and style
Living and working throughout Long Island, I am repeatedly witness to super-stylish individuals who take it upon themselves to make sure they are literally buttoned-down when it comes to attire and expression. Fashion is by no means a limited resource to us, and with such a variety of vanity-inclined personalities in a small space, it is the perfect condition to get some fashion exposure, and of course, some excellent muses of your own.
Graphic top, Forever 21
Leather jacket, Marshalls
WHY IT WORKS She chose the outfit because it reminds her of Versace by Migos, but made the look her own by picking a bold design for her top. To complement the graphic tee, Renee kept the rest of the outfit simple and threw on the leather jacket for a little edge. Black, animal print, leather, and sharp edges make for a look that shows she embraces a stylishly bad-girl attitude – and the red lip makes it sexy.
Vintage 1970s zipper-front dress
Shoes, MK Suede Boots
Handbag, 1970s gold lame bag
WHY IT WORKS Dominique loves the 1970s era, so she bought her entire outfit in vintage Long Island boutiques. Wearing vintage clothing is all about paying homage to something timeless – fashion itself. The modern shoes and jewelry ensure the look doesn’t become costume-like.
Dark denim jeans, Abercrombie
Vest and shirt, Hugo Boss
Wingtip shoes, Kenneth Cole
Silver watch, Timex
WHY IT WORKS Tito’s choice in mixing formal with casual is a great way to stay comfortable yet dressed up – and it looks totally sleek. To make it more interesting, he chose a grommet belt for accent and created a polished look with modern dress shoes. This outfit is universal and, with simple modification, can easily transition to either a more casual or a more formal appearance. It is what I call a “be ready for anything” outfit.
Our Fall Favorites
Longchamp Le Pliage, Large in navy; $145.
uniqlo jacquard socks; 3 pairs for $13.