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There is something about the Karen Walker girl. If you didn't want to be her, you certainly want to have her as a friend. Those slouchy suits, the effortless mix of patterns, and those always sunny specs — anyone clad head to toe in Karen Walker is certain to be a blast.
For her most recent collection, Walker doesn't pull any punches or head out of her comfort zone. Instead, she continues to perfect the cheerful, laid-back Americana and ultra-layered separates that're meant to be mixed and matched. In fact, that may be Walker's strongest suit: She has a completely cohesive vision, and it feels like any of her pieces are meant to be paired. Colors have the same value across the spectrum, prints are refined enough to coolly clash without jarring a look, and similar themes are woven throughout the entire collection. Construction orange, somehow, works with olive green, and plaid looks just right with floral.
Of course, her trademarked glasses came out (and so did some of her Advanced Style models, who posted up in the front row), but most impressive were the stamped leather clutches and tangerine loafers. With a collection in line with fall's serious obsession with draping, these punchy additions helped polish the relaxed looks and pull them together...because being perfectly assembled is what a Karen Walker girl does best.
Photographed by Sara Haile
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