WHO: Kate Mao, content creator and vintage curator
How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say it’s pretty relaxed and playful most days. When I purchase for my own closet, I tend to lean toward designers who are heavily interested in textures and primary colors, like Issey Miyake or Junya Watanabe. I also appreciate small accessories like charms, rings, anklets, and small wallets.
Is there one key staple you swear by to survive fall each year?
I recently purchased this vintage Bottega Veneta clutch, which has come in handy for any meeting, event, or dinner I’ve had. It’s brown, made of lamb leather, and super supple and soft to contort to any of the contents. Having a clutch tucked under your jacket or sweater is so lovely when done right in the fall. Something about a strapless bag makes you pay more attention to it and feel conscious about how your body interacts with it as you walk or stand.