Style Stakeout: Manhattan Beach

The neighborhood’s relaxed vibe gets kicked up a notch during the workweek—with the exception of the occasional surfer
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PIERRE-EMMANUEL SOM, 33, CAR DESIGNER

Wearing: Shirt from Paris, Zara pants, Vans shoes, Brixton hat, Vogue sunglasses, jewelry from Thailand

“I’d call my personal style ‘urban cool.’ I always buy clothing and accessories during my travels. I like to wear them to be reminded of where I’ve been.”


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ALLEGRA BUNDSCHUH, 23, HOSTESS

Wearing: Wayf dress, Love D sandals, handmade bag from Kauai, earrings bought in junior high

“On my days off I dress super beachy: shorts, flip-flops. I don’t even brush my hair. But when I’m working, I try to look chic and professional.”


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PAULINE ACRES, 24, VOLLEYBALL PLAYER

Wearing: H&M sweater, HandMade LA tank, Zara jeans, Minelli shoes, Rebecca Minkoff bag

“In general my style is really laid-back. I love Zara—I’m obsessed with that store. But I also do a lot of online shopping for clothing on sites like revolve.com.”


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TAMMY SOSA, 42, LEGAL ASSISTANT

Wearing: Windsor dress, Levi’s jacket, Rainbow sandals, Kate Spade bag, necklace that was a gift from her mother

“Usually I prefer to keep things simple, and I generally avoid patterns. But I do like color and choose outfits according to the seasons.”


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OLIVIER BARRETTE, 32, PHYS ED TEACHER

Wearing: Rip Curl wet suit and watch, Firewire surfboard

“When I’m not surfing, I dress clean, casual, and crisp. I’ll wear a T-shirt with a pair of nice dark-colored blue jeans and black Vans.”