The Hylians aren’t quite elves, but they aren’t quite human either. I focused on a template for them that emphasized archery, but also honed in on how they are favored of the gods, and a bit otherworldly.
Link, in Ocarina of Time, is a Hylian raised by the Kokiri, so I mixed my mental image of him between those two templates. Here is the default straight-up Hylian. Sifting out flavors of elfy fey people is an interesting exercise, and I think I got the mix right for the Hylians.