Local Fashionista: Cabe Clothing Line's Kathy Rego

Classic style with surprise elements is this style maven’s fashion aesthetic, and when you count Armani, Celine and Valentino among your favorite designers, it’s not hard to see why.

Kathy Rego
Owner and designer of the Cabe clothing line and design studio in Bryn Mawr

Photo by Jared CastaldiPersonal style: “My style is classic, with an element of surprise. I love timeless silhouettes that include a distinctive detail to make it personal and special.”

Favorite designers: “Valentino for its tribute to femininity, Isabel Marant for her casual charm and nostalgia, Celine’s Phoebe Philo for her groundbreaking vision, and Armani for his exquisite tailoring.”

Spring clothing trends she’s looking forward to: “Suits are making a comeback, and the geometric prints are making it all the more fun. Also, some of the sherbet colors make the season light, carefree and feminine.”

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She’s a: Clotheshorse. “My first love is clothes. Dresses, jackets, jeans, blouses and cashmere sweaters—you name it, I love it.”

Style icons: “Emmanuelle Alt (editor of Vogue Paris), Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, plus Audrey Hepburn, whose grace and poise continues to inspire.”

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday: “Leggings, boots and a sweater, with a fur vest or blazer and a beautiful silk scarf—easy does it.”

Go-to outfit for a Saturday night out: “I love a classic sheath dress or pencil skirt with a silk blouse and a statement necklace.” 

Must-have splurge: “A great coat. With the right fabric, fit and tailoring, it’s like getting a gift each time you put it on.”

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Favorite items in her closet: “A vintage, black Chanel suit. I found it years ago, and it’s still relevant.”

Must-read fashion blogs: Garance Doré, the Sartorialist, Brook&Lyn, Trendland, the Streetgeist.

Favorite Main Line boutiques: “I always find something at Skirt because they do casual chic so well. I’m also drawn to Latrice for its well-put-together windows. I shop there for more formal occasions.”

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