Kate Schelter pens and paints a scripture of style.
She illustrates. She designs. She writes. She always looks smashing. Seriously, is there anything that Kate Schelter (kateschelter.com) doesn’t do? You may think it’s unfair that the Cape Cod native has so much talent. But she wants to share her wisdom with you. Her new book, Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out ($25, Barnes & Noble), is filled with one gem after another (inspired hugely by her very stylish family) on how to channel a Jackie Kennedy-meets-Cara Delevingne vibe. When she’s not creating commercial illustrations for Dior, Bulgari and Toyota at her own luxury brand consulting firm, Schelter is living the dolce vita in our parts. What Would Kate Wear: “Crisp white Ts, worn-in Levis, L.L. Bean boat totes” The Mantra: “Don’t try to be stylish—just wear what you love and what works for you… salt water, sunglasses, stripes, sunscreen, Sperry’s—follow these and you’ll find your own classic style.” The Faves: “I love Design Works Cape Cod in Yarmouth Port (also where I currently have an exhibit of original watercolors); Pain D’Avignon; Happy Fish Bakery; Greydon House on Nantucket (love the Les Indiennes bed linens); Magnetic North on Martha’s Vineyard is chic, simple and classic.”