Dallas Style Setters

Hats off to these Dallasites recognized as most stylish in South

Hats off to these Dallasites recognized as most stylish in South

Krystal Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Southern Living editor-at-large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman (right), pictured here with her sister Krystal, was named to the magazine's list of most stylish Southerners. Photo by Kristina Bowman
Josy Collins, Michelle Nussbaumer, NET A PORTER, The Mansion
Michelle Nussbaumer (right) dressed to impress at the Net A Porter brunch at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Photo by Kristina Bowman
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Billy Reid 936
Billy Reid lives in Alabama but we like to claim the Art Institute of Dallas grad as our own. Photo by © Thomas Kletecka/BringIntoBeing
Krystal Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Josy Collins, Michelle Nussbaumer, NET A PORTER, The Mansion
Fashion Week spring summer 2014 Billy Reid 936

Southern Living magazine recently rounded up the 75 most stylish Southerners. Not surprisingly, the editors found a couple in Dallas: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman and Michelle Nussbaumer.

The publication asked these best-dressed Southerners to sum up what they love about Southern style right now. Whitman, the local entertaining expert and woman-about-town who serves as Southern Living’s editor-at-large, shared her tips for buying pearls and took the opportunity to brag on Dallas women.

“Dallas is full of women who love to embrace their own personal style regardless of trends,” she said. “I love that women here are confident enough to follow their own path and wear what works on them.”

Nussbaumer, founder of Ceylon et Cie, had this to say: “Southern style is set apart by tradition, elegance and timelessness. It is reminiscent of English country houses with inherited pieces and, of course, great hospitality.”

Fashion designer Billy Reid also made the cut, and even though he technically lives in Florence, Alabama, we like to claim the Art Institute of Dallas graduate as our own.

Other Texans on the list include Paul Qui, Deana Saukam, Alyson Fox and Kendra Scott from Austin and Cecilia Márquez from Houston.