My Style: Kalee Hewlett

Portrait of Kalee Hewlett

Photo: Courtesy of Kalee Hewlett

A woman should always look like...

She hasn’t tried too hard. Effortless chic a la ‘Kate Moss’ style works best.

Please describe your style in three words.

Boho with a rock edge and lots of prints.

What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Visible underwear.

Do you believe in role models?

I believe that everyone has the power to be a role model. Fashion is about being confident in yourself and self-expression. Fashion is, above all, fun.

What are your favourite fabrics?

I love anything with embellishment. Sequins, sheer fabrics, metallics, denim and cashmere all make my favourites list.

Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Head to toe neon — it’s all about working accents with this trend.

Which city has the best-dressed women?


Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

I can be both, it depends on my mood.

What are the rules in the way you dress?

There are no rules. I know how to dress for different body shapes — that is the key to interpreting a trend so that it works for you.

Celebrities and style...

Some get it right and some get it wrong!

Name one garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Sequin jackets. They are great for jazzing up a pair of skinny jeans or the plainest of outfits.

Who taught you what you know about style?

I taught myself from many years working within the industry and being surrounded by influential creative people.

How do you select your clothing every morning?

It usually depends on many things, my mood and the weather being two dominant factors. Also, on what I am doing that day.

What is your biggest regret?

You should never have regrets. Always see the positive in the negative and learn from your mistakes.

The three essential things a woman should know about style are...

Accentuate your best features and don’t just follow the latest trends. Know yourself well and know what does/doesn’t work for you.

Do you have any shopping rituals?

Don’t buy the first thing you see.

We will never see you wearing...


Which new designers do you follow and why?

I have many friends who are designers and I get to see how much work goes into a collection. The skill, determination and creativity involved is truly admirable and to have a unique eye is what ultimately stands them above the rest.

Who is the most stylish person you have ever seen?

Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City.

What is the first thing you notice on a woman?

Her overall style.

What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My J Brand leather jeans.

The one image that defined your approach to style...

Being in the fashion industry, I have been surrounded by many influences — a combination of which has contributed to my approach to style.

Which fashion house never fails to impress you?


One article of clothing that a woman needs to pay close attention to is...

Her shoes.

Is comfort an enemy of style?

It has the potential to be.

Who would you like to recommend for €œMy Style€?

Vernon François.

The best words of advice you have ever heard?

You are your style.

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