Some people just have an incredible presence no matter what they’re wearing. It’s instantly noticeable and most often has more to do with attitude and body language than anything else. But, a fashionable wardrobe definitely comes into play as these individuals have usually figured out what works for them – and use the knowledge to choose well when building or editing personal ensembles. Our CLOSET ENVY series is all about getting up close and personal with these personalities, and (of course) sharing the best details with you.
Mary Kathryn and Hud Hudson are probably one of the city’s most stylish couples, and it isn’t because they’re busy keeping up with the social set. The two spend their downtime in the great outdoors—either enjoying their far-reaching farm with the dogs or boating on the lake. It’s not quite the lifestyle you would expect for a top executive at the glamourous Therapy Systems company, which also encompasses the beauty destinations Private Edition and The Cosmetic Market(s) and a guy with a closet full of top-tier designer clothes. Casual chic in the country has never looked better… or been as much fun than with the Hudson’s.
MARY KATHRYN HUDSON
IN THE CLOSET
HERO ITEMS: My Hermès Birkin Bag, Rag and Bone leather leggings, Golden Goose sneakers, cashmere sweaters, Burberry kilt, Re/Done and Mother Denim, and an All Saints Leather jacket.
DAILY UNIFORM: Either a great pair of jeans with a jacket and heels or Golden Goose sneakers with cool pants pared-back with layered knits and jackets.
MY LOOK: My look is pretty classic and polished, but not boring… I like to mix trends with my traditional pieces.
CLOSET WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE? Olivia Palermo or my mother in law, Jamie Stream.
BEST ORGANIZATION TRICK: Color coding and organizing by the type of clothing.
HANGING UP: Velvet hangers are a must to save space because our closets are so small.
ONLINE SHOPPING: Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Everlane, and Club Monaco.
FALL/WINTER CRUSH: I want a pair of camel-colored vegan leather pants from Emerson Grace, a Ganni leopard dress, tall brown Loeffler Randall boots, and some combat boots.
GO-TO DESIGNERS: I wear many different designers, but for brands, I love Tibi, Rag and Bone, a contemporary brand from the UK called Whistles, and I don’t have a ton by the brand, but I love Brunello Cucinelli.
SCENT: Trish McEvoy No.6 for every day or Hermès for evening
DAY BAG: An Hermès Birkin or a Theory tote bag.
EVENING BAG: A Nancy Gonzalez clutch.
STILETTO: Stuart Weitzman, Golden Goose, or Loeffler Randall.
FASHION ICON: Olivia Palermo, Gwyneth Paltrow, and my mother in law, Jamie Stream, and sister in law, Gigi Grimstad.
ALWAYS BULK BUYING: Coats and white shirts
FAVORITE LOCAL PLACES TO SHOP: H. Audrey, Able, Emerson Grace, Nordstrom, UAL, and of course, The Cosmetic Market and Private Edition.
IN THE CLOSET
HERO ITEMS: Ralph Lauren leather vests, cashmere sweaters, lots of denim, and cool jackets from various designers like Ralph Lauren and Brunello Cucinelli.
DAILY UNIFORM: Jeans, boots, and a sweater or button-down. Or, an oxford shirt paired with a cool jacket in the fall and winter.
MY LOOK: I’m usually dressed for the outdoors. We’ve got a secret closet where I keep my hunting gear behind a large painting in our entryway.
CLOSET WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE? I like mine.
BEST ORGANIZATION TRICK: My wife!
FASHION ICON: Robert Redford.
HANGING UP: Velvet for saving space.
ONLINE SHOPPING: I don’t shop for clothes online… only camouflage for hunting.
GO-TO DESIGNERS: Hermès and Brunello Cucinelli
SCENT: Hermès Eau d’orange verte.
ALWAYS BULK BUYING: White t-shirts.
FAVORITE LOCAL PLACES TO SHOP: Haymakers & Co. and Billy Reid
BEST BOOTS: Hermès and Frye