Most stylish New Yorkers: Eugene Delmundo and Janine Supnet

The coordinated couple dress like a living J.Crew catalog.

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    Hawaii natives Supnet and Delmundo met in the seventh grade and have been dating ever since. "We're what you'd call middle-school sweethearts," jokes Supnet. Since the beginning of their relationship, the stylish couple has taken a unified approach to fashion. "At first, when we were younger, we would plan out our outfits and try to match," admits Delmundo. "I guess it was the thing to do back in our high-school days, but now we just try to complement each other."

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    Supnet layers a Charlotte Russe jacket over a ruffled denim Rugby shirt and a pink lace top from Forever 21. H&M shorts worn over tights and a vintage purse she scored at a flea market for $5 complete the look.

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    An eggplant-hued H&M belt is used "to tie all the layers together," according to Supnet.

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    "Pearls for my birthstone," explains Supnet of this statement necklace from Buffalo Exchange.

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    Supnet accessorizes with a flower-shaped ring from Beacon's Closet, a gold Hawaiian plumeria ring and a Marc by Marc Jacobs watch. The latter two items were "both from Eugene, both given for my birthday."

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    "I wore these pale-pink Rugby socks over my tights to give a pop of color and to keep my feet warm in this winter chill," explains Supnet. She bought the booties from Zara.

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    "This is my schoolboy-dandy look, with my vintage portfolio from Guvnor's, ready to take notes," says Delmundo of his Uniqlo blazer, Rugby denim tuxedo shirt and Club Monaco cardigan. "It's lightweight, so it's easy to layer for those cold winter days."

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    "I always roll up my pants," says Delmundo, referring to his Topman chinos. "It gives your legs length and makes you appear taller and slimmer."

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    "You won't find me anywhere without this hat," says Delmundo of his signature accessory. "The rimmed glasses are another favorite of mine; I wear them to mask the tiredness in my eyes from working and studying too much."

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    "This Marc by Marc Jacobs aloha-print tie is special to me because it reminds me of home in Hawaii," admits Delmundo. He adorns his lapel with a button from fineanddandyshop.com, a Topman pocket square and an e pin purchased at the Brooklyn Flea for $5.

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    "I dig the tortoiseshell band and gold trim on this Michael Kors watch," enthuses Delmundo. He wears it with a braided bracelet from H&M and a ring he scored at the Brooklyn Flea.

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    "A day before this photo shoot, I walked into Nordstrom Rack and saw these shoes for less than $60," Delmundo says of his Florsheim by Duckie Brown bucks. "I always find great designer shoes there at amazing prices." His Uniqlo Fair Isle--print socks were also a steal at $10 for four pairs.

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    The duo long ago ditched what Supnet refers to as their "boyfriend-girlfriend twin outfits" of high school. "Now, as grown-ups, we dress to flatter each other," she says. "We are each other's accessory!"

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    "This cable-knit sweater reminded me of something my grandma would wear," says Supnet. Both her cardigan and printed frock are from Club Monaco.

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    A Louis Vuitton clutch, Club Monaco belt and beribboned chain-link bracelets add panache to Supnet's polished look.

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    For only $5, beaded necklaces from Forever 21 make a statement over a basic shift dress.

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    Supnet wears Club Monaco knee highs with her Zara pumps for a touch of collegiate prep.

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    "I like adding denim to a preppy outfit to roughen it up a little," explains Delmundo. He does just that by wearing a preloved denim vest from Odd Twin Vintage underneath a pinstripe blazer from Club Monaco, where he also bought the chinos. "I have these pants in five different colors," says Delmundo. "They're really comfortable."

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    Delmundo coordinates his duck-print Ralph Lauren bow tie with his wooden mallard brooch, which he purchased at the Brooklyn Flea.

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    "I like braided belts because you can wear them long," says Delmundo. "It gives a little punch to your outfit." This particular one came from Club Monaco.

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    "This is my everyday watch, and I change out the bands frequently," Delmundo says of his Timex watch from J.Crew. It isn't the only versatile accessory he sports on his wrist: The braided H&M bracelet next to it is reversible.

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    Delmundo purchased all three rings at the Brooklyn Flea. "The only bad thing about these rings is that Janine loves them too," he says. "I catch her wearing them all the time."

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    "I bought these kick-ass boots from Topman," says Delmundo. "It always has a nice variety of boots and dress shoes." Orange socks from Uniqlo jazz things up.

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    "We coordinate our outfits in subtle ways. It's easy for us because our styles are so similar," says Delmundo. "Sometimes, we just dress up without communicating and our outfits are perfectly coordinated. Everyone says that the most important thing in a relationship is communication, and we've got it locked down!"

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    "I love how this sequin top adds a little fun to this outfit and how these gray harem pants are so comfortable," enthuses Supnet. Both pieces, along with the wool blazer, are from Club Monaco.

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    "The white stones on this necklace kind of remind me of a raw diamond," notes Supnet. "When I first laid eyes on it, I knew I had to have it."

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    Supnet bought these beaded bracelets at the Brooklyn Flea. "We love bargaining for vintage accessories there," she says.

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    Supnet scored these "awesome strappies" from Zara on sale.

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    "This is something I would wear if I'm running errands all day, and then going out to a bar right after," explains Delmundo, who built this outfit around the Club Monaco collegiate jacket. "Also, I love sweatpants!" he notes. "Pairing them with a jacket and tie is a must. Who says sweatpants are only to be worn in the house?"

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    "Never leave home without a tie!" declares Delmundo, who untucked his neckpiece to show off the striped print. "The texture and pattern of the tie put a bit of flavor into the outfit in a subtle way."

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Hawaii natives Supnet and Delmundo met in the seventh grade and have been dating ever since. "We're what you'd call middle-school sweethearts," jokes Supnet. Since the beginning of their relationship, the stylish couple has taken a unified approach to fashion. "At first, when we were younger, we would plan out our outfits and try to match," admits Delmundo. "I guess it was the thing to do back in our high-school days, but now we just try to complement each other."

Eugene Delmundo, 26; fashion stylist, student and blogger (inthehive.tumblr.com); Dumbo, Brooklyn; and Janine D. Supnet, 25, registered nurse; Dumbo, Brooklyn

Eugene's personal style: "An Ivy League dandy with a bit of an edge—imagine Ponyboy Curtis mixed with a bunch of Socials."
Janine's personal style:
"I'm the spitting female image of Eugene: The social's girlfriend (like from Grease), preppy and chic."

Eugene's inspirations: "I'm inspired by everything—people on the streets, music, different cultures—but mainly movies. I'm a sucker for a good ol' greaser movie like The Outsiders or The Wanderers. I take a lot of style references from the greasers-versus-socials era and try to infuse them into different genres. Also, as a military veteran, I grew accustomed to the sharpness and attention to detail of military uniforms and their history."
Janine's inspirations:
"Blair and Serena from Gossip Girl. I love Blair's classy and sophisticated outfits mixed in with Serena's edgy look. I also love Japanese fashion magazines."

Eugene's favorite stores: "Club Monaco (locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com) has classic pieces that are versatile and transitional, which is perfect for a New York lifestyle. Every man should have a go-to spot for his everyday fashion necessities, and this is mine. I also really like Uniqlo (546 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts; 917-237-8811, uniqlo.com)—everything is ridiculously affordable and the jeans come in almost every color, wash and fit. I also like Uniqlo's blazers and trousers; for some reason, they fit me so well, no tailor required. But honestly, shopping in Brooklyn is the most fun for me. I'm crazy about thrifting at places like Guvnor's (178 Fifth Ave between DeGraw and Sackett Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-4887, guvnorsnyc.com), which has an amazing handpicked selection of men's and women's vintage finds. The staff is cool and I never leave empty-handed. Also, a few doors down is Odd Twin Vintage (164 Fifth Ave at DeGraw St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-633-8946, oddtwin.com). The accessories are great—it has brooches, pins, tie bars, cufflinks, flasks, monocles and more. And there ain't nothing better than haggling for great one-of-a-kind pieces at the Brooklyn Flea (1 Hanson Pl at Ashland Pl, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; brooklynflea.com)."
Janine's favorite stores:
"I love how Zara's (locations throughout the city; visit zara.com) shoes are always exactly what I'm looking for. It also has great chic outerwear pieces and blazers for the city-girl look. Rugby (99 University Pl between 11th and 12th Sts; 212-677-1895, rugby.com) is the perfect place for all of my preppy, American-collegiate-girl outfits: great button-downs, and I'm a big fan of ruffles! Club Monaco (locations throughout the city; visit clubmonaco.com) has great, simple and contemporary classics, and J.Crew (locations throughout the city; visit jcrew.com) is another go-to place for city-girl, preppy looks. At Beacon's Closet (locations throughout the city; visit beaconscloset.com) and Buffalo Exchange (locations throughout the city; visit buffaloexchange.com), one person's trash can easily become my treasure! Both have great finds on vintage purses and accessories."

Eugene's signature accessory: "My gray porkpie hat. I wear it with absolutely everything! I feel naked without it."
Janine's signature accessories:
"My pink pearl earrings. Not only were they a gift from my mom and my birthstone—June—but they also make me look more like a lady. Also, my Hawaiian gold plumeria ring, given to me by Eugene for my 15th birthday—ten years ago!"

Eugene's favorite designer: "The Brooklyn Circus (thebkcircus.com) is getting it done! I definitely respect what those guys are doing for fashion and, most importantly, for Brooklyn."
Janine's favorite designer: "Shipley & Halmos (shipley-halmos.com)."

How Eugene's style has evolved through the years: "I've always had that preppy, American-classic aesthetic, but I'd just infuse it with other styles. For example, in the early 2000s I would rock a pair of loud sneakers, but I'd still have my tie and coat on to spiff it up a little."
How Janine's style has evolved through the years:
"Since moving to New York, I've learned that quality over quantity is definitely key in building a wardrobe; I choose timeless pieces over fast fashion. I also went through a hipster phase with loud mixed animal prints, bandannas, bright colors and dangling earrings, but now, as a mature working professional, my outfits are more subtle and effortless. I went from sporting streetwear to a more chic, simple look."

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