Katie Ermilio

Katie Ermilio

At only 29 years old, fashion designer Katie Ermilio has already made a name for herself in the industry with her eponymous line of chic, wearable women’s wear — not to mention her enviable personal style. Here, she shares her go-to shopping destinations, beauty products, and more.

Define your style in three words:
Minimal, classic, streamlined

Daily uniform:
I live in jeans, sneakers, and, in the winter, an oversized sweater.

Greatest hits:
My butter yellow Céline envelope pouch, it makes every outfit I wear look instantly pulled-together. And the racing green rabbit coat from my Fall 2014 collection, it even makes me look forward to winter.

Preferred footwear:
Mostly sneakers, a lot of Golden Goose classics, and Chanel Ballet Flats.

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Finishing touches:
Dr. Perricone’s No Mascara Mascara.

Nighttime look:
My nighttime routine is an elevated version of my daytime look. I use earrings and pair of heels to dress-up Levis and a knit. If the occasion calls for a dress, my go-to is the pink striped sport sheath from my Fall 2014 collection.

Best recent discovery:
Black tea lattes made with earl grey.

Favorite store:
Cafiero Select, on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 2nd Street. Everything in the store is both gorgeous and extremely thoughtful, the best combination.

Style pet peeve:
Shoes you can’t walk in.

Style icons:
Kate Bosworth and Sofia Coppola for their red carpet and off-duty style, and Grace Kelly as an icon.

Last purchase:
A bag of coffee at La Colombe and chicken soup at Fred’s at Barneys New York.

Lusting after:
A vintage Rolex Datejust watch from The Keystone.

Favorite haunts:
Lovely Day and The Smile. My boyfriend and I eat at one most nights of the week.

What’s always in your bag:
A Metrocard.

Must-have for 2015:
I’m heading to Hong Kong in the New Year, so I’m in need of a Mansur Gavriel mini backpack.

New Year’s Resolution:
To enjoy the moment.