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Sisters Make Fashion a Family Affair

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HALLIE ITZENSON (left) AND SAMANTHA BERKOWITZPhoto by Jared Castaldi.

Co-owners, Sheridan Square, Merion

Favorite designers: (Hallie) I love the way J Brand jeans has taken something as simple as denim and turned it into a fashion statement. Their jeans look good on everyone, and you can make an outfit just by choosing a cool pair with some embellishment. I’m also into the edgy, feminine style of A.L.C. Andrea Lieberman knows how to dress a woman’s body, and her flirty skirts and dresses got me through my pregnancy last year.

Summer trends they love: We love white. It’s so clean and really makes your tan pop. Flowy mini-dresses paired with denim vests and little booties also make a bold statement. It’s important to stay true to your style and not just change everything because it’s warm outside.

Style icon: (Samantha) Kate Bosworth is really cool. She makes every event into a fashion statement. 

Personal style: (Hallie) Casual with an edge. There isn’t an outfit that can’t be topped with a moto jacket. From a cocktail dress to a pair of Sundry sweatpants, I’m happy to cover up a little in my leather jacket and beanie.

Favorite splurge: Leather—that’s an easy one. We both love leather pants and jackets (to be worn separately,
so we don’t look too much like biker chicks). There’s nothing like a pair of pull-up leather leggings from Helmut Lang or Veda. 

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday out: We both love jeans, so we’d have to say ripped denim, topped with a comfortable tank.

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday night in the city: A Helmut Lang jersey skirt is a must-have for nights out this summer. Pair it with a cropped, sleeveless top or a thin, clingy sweater, and you’re ready to go. Gladiator sandals finish off the outfit and allow you to stay out later because your feet won’t be hurting after dinner.

Must-read fashion blogs: (Hallie and Samantha) We don’t go a day without seeing what Man Repeller has to say. She’s so witty and funny you sometimes forget you’re reading about fashion. Also, Into the Gloss is an amazing addition to the world of beauty. We find all of our products after Emily Weiss endorses them.