Style Stakeout: Abbot Kinney

There’s not a board short or flip-flop in sight. The strollers along this busy Venice street go for urban-modern over beachy-casual

Photograph by Aurelia d’amore

Elizabeth Kaye, 52, business owner

Wearing: A.L.C. top, Stylemint jeans, Loeffler Randall shoes, Balenciaga bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Philip Stein watch

 “I call my look ‘mom chic.’ The difference between ‘mom’ and ‘mom chic’ is that I’m not running around in head-to-toe Lululemon all day.”


Photograph by Aurelia d’amore

Yang Wong, 31, programmer

Wearing: Ben Sherman shirt, Uniqlo pants, Onitsuka Tiger sneakers, Eone watch, Jawbone fitness tracker

“I dress in whatever works. I’m always drawn to colorful stuff. I tend to pick one item that is a little loud but not too loud.”


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Danielle Kinoshita, 27, fashion designer

Wearing: Vintage overall dress, Urban Outfitters tank, Kork-Ease shoes, Baggu backpack, Warby Parker glasses

“I like to play with proportions, like a big jumper with a tiny crop top. And I usually wear more sparkle than I’m wearing today.”


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Jeffrey Caves, 24, graphic artist

Wearing: American Apparel T-shirt, Stronghold jeans, Lewis Leathers jacket, Danner oxfords

 “Simple and clean sums up my style—and quality over quantity. I’d rather spend more money on pieces that will last.”


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Shelley De Soto, 40, gallerist

Wearing: Paul & Joe jacket, H&M top and pants, Marsèll shoes, necklace from Beige

 “I’ve dressed the same since elementary school. My closet is filled with neutrals. Colors shift from white and beige to black pretty quickly.”

Photographs by Aurelia d’amore