Street Style: Port Jefferson
Port Jefferson brings all different types of people - exchange students from Korea, a couple together for more than 50 years, and other characters that are as fascinating as the waterside village itself. Here, we captured the style of those who walk Port Jefferson, exploring the quaint little shops in mixed prints or scooping up Ralph's Ices in Celine shades. -- Matthew T. Murray
"I like what I like and make it work," Maisiy Rayfield says on her style, which she describes as "hippie-ish". She works at Port Jefferson's Toast Coffeehouse, and on days when she isn't working, she wears prints and jewelry with spiritual meaning. Her cardigan and top are from Urban Outfitters, shoes are from Target and bag is from Vera Bradley.
Rayfield's arm candy is a selection of evil eye bracelets from New Orleans and Indian beads from Port Jefferson store Elements. "It's spiritual and it makes me feel closer to nature," she explains.
Clashing prints made a statement on the runway this season. Translated for real life, this Vera Bradley paisley-print bag works with a Navajo-print Urban Outfitters cardigan because the prints are within the same color scheme.
Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, this was Joole Lee's first time in Port Jefferson. "We don't have this in Korea," she said. "Our ports are very developed and industrial so this is beautiful." She spent the day walking around with friends decked out in a mix of Korean labels and random mall finds. Her cardigan and pants are Korean label Beanpole, her sunglasses are Celine, her bag is from Italy and her shoes are Naturalizer.
Joole Lee's bag was snagged on a trip to Italy. Oversize, cross-body bags are functional and can add edge to any outfit. Marc by Marc Jacobs and H&M have fairly affordable options for roomy bags that won't weigh you down this summer.
Ralph's Ices and Celine shades make the perfect fix for a hot summer's day.
Stella Kim and Minju Kim may not be related but their innate style is. They both opt towards pretty pieces with just the right touch of edge as they take in the views of Port Jefferson and beautiful weather in style.
"It was a nice out today so I decided to wear a dress," says Minju Kim. Kim loves everything from Zara and anything she can snap up from Marc Jacobs. Here, she wears a Zara dress and Nine West shoes.
"My style is a little more to the casual side," says Minju Kim, a resident of the Bronx. She spent the day in an Abercrombie cardigan and top, Urban Outfitters shorts, Coach bag and Steve Madden shoes.
Dusty pink accessories are perfect for the style wallflower who shies away from neons and popping prints. This bag is Coach.
Fran and David Shandel have been married for 50 years. "We've grown together and understand each other," Fran explains. "She understands more of me," David chimes in with a laugh. They are living proof that the best accessory is love.
Date night for this couple entails a dinner at Pasta Pasta, one of Port Jefferson's well-known eateries. Fran's monochromatic look is accented by a mustard-yellow bag, while David keeps it casual in a golf-inspired outfit.
"My style reminds me of the city but definitely toned down," says recent Suffolk College graduate Raquel Molinelli. Here, she wears an Urban Outfitters shirt, Tilly's shorts, American Eagle shoes and Misfits shades.
Molinelli has five tattoos on her body. Everything from a favorite band to a symbol of safety is inked on and adds an edge to her style story.