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    Kaelen Haworth. Courtesy of the designer.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016
    "I am obsessed with our Pleat Sleeve Cotton Shirt (seen here layered under the suede jumpsuit). It’s a classic fabric, and a simple silhouette, but the drama of the pleat sleeve makes it emotional and exciting."

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    KAELEN Spring 2016
    "I chose Angela because I wanted someone who my customer would know and connect with, and also recognize as a real woman (who happens to be incredibly beautiful, but still relatable somehow). This slip dress is a classic shape for KAELEN and it’s really amazing layered over knits."

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    TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann wearing KAELEN. Photo by BFA.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016
    "This image is so strong. We wanted to show her as she was in the space. Angela is so commanding that you barely notice the background noise. I love this styling—another classic shirting fabric in a new shape layered under our side-tie suede vest."

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    Jessica Joffe in KAELEN. Photo by BFA.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016
    "The soft colors of the collection really work well together, but the layering still makes a strong statement. The cotton tank is layered over a sweater tunic and our classic culotte shape, which I love."

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    KAELEN Spring 2016
    "We’ve been focusing on adding really special knitwear in recent collections, and this piece really stands out for me. It’s a beautiful blue grey racer-back sweater dress that is so sexy and so easy. We didn’t feel the need to accessorize this look because she just looks so effortless."

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    Hannah Bronfman in KAELEN. Photo by BFA.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016

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    Kaelen Haworth. Courtesy of the designer.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016

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    May Kwok in KAELEN. Photo by BFA.

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    KAELEN Spring 2016

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Kaelen Haworth's Style Philosophy: You Do You

Doesn't get much simpler than that. The designer on personal fashion, killer heels and the importance of fit.

Kaelen Haworth’s namesake line KAELEN is a favorite of the likes of Elizabeth Banks, and Vanessa Hudgens. But the designer’s own personal style is equally enviable. After recently toasting her Spring campaign, starring Angela Lindvall, with a stylish crowd in New York, Haworth breaks down her best style tips, fall must-haves, and favorite pieces from her new collection.

Define your label in three words:
Clean, feminine, thoughtful.

Daily uniform:
Jeans and a sweater in the winter; shirtdress in the summer.

Greatest hits:
Elizabeth Banks wearing the Fall 2015 metallic jumpsuit was so good—she looked incredible. The striped button down from Spring 2015 is a staple in my wardrobe. Also our signature trench, which we have done in a few different fabrications, is a classic. I wear it almost year round in different variations.

Preferred footwear:
Common Projects slip-ons, Stan Smiths, Acne loafers, Nike frees, and Acne boots for winter.

Finishing touches:
Vintner’s Daughter serum (it’s actually magic potion), Le Labo Rose Oil perfume, my Eva Fehren rings – the X ring, Shorty, my wedding band, and plain diamond rings she made custom for me.

Nighttime look:
My black tent dress with killer heels and red lipstick.

Best recent discoveries:
Almoco Flatware in black from Design Within Reach, Santina on Washington Street, Thepurplecarrot.com.

Best style advice from mom:
If it doesn’t fit properly, it won’t look good. No exceptions.

Lusting after:
Fritz Hansen Daybed in Nude Leather from The Line NYC.

Last purchase:
An almond milk latte from BlueBird Coffee shop around the corner from my house.

Favorite haunts:
The Smile, Lucien, Chez Omar & Café Charlot in Paris, Flora Farms in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Rock Island Coffee in Bermuda, F’Amelia in Toronto.

Style pet peeve:
Functional items that are being used purely for aesthetic purposes, like a superfluous belt. That said—style is inherent and just because some people don’t get it doesn’t mean you aren’t miles ahead of the curve, so do you.

Style icons:
Jeff Bridges, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Michele Lamy.

Fall must-haves:
The Mock Neck Turtleneck from my Fall Winter Collection, Falke socks, Acne pistolboots, Glossier Coconut balm dotcom, massive Destin scarves from The Line.

What’s always in your bag:
Spare notebooks, sketchbooks and pens, various lipticks and lip balms, keys, black Proenza wallet, Frends headphones, and probably old receipts.

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