On November 2, Southern Living released the annual lineup of the 50 most stylish Southerners — and one chic San Antonian made the cut.
The South's favorite magazine (other than Garden & Gun, of course) named local jewelry and interior designer Nicola Bathie McLaughlin as an ultimate Southerner with style. In 2015, Bathie McLaughlin returned home to Alamo City to open her boutique interior design firm after stints in Dallas, and Florence, Italy.
For Bathie McLaughlin, style is about bucking trends and cultivating personal style. "My personal style, in all aspects, is pairing something classic with something new and modern, yet never too trendy," she told Southern Living. "When new trends are announced and largely followed ... I tend to incorporate small aspects of the trend into my design."
Eleven Texans in total were among the most stylish Southerners. In Austin, fashion designer Katie Kime; Indique Hair co-founder Ericka Dotson; handbag designer Kelly Wynne; and Tecovas Fine Bootmakers founder Paul Hedrick all made the list. In Dallas, interior designer Amy Berry; blogger Bradley Agather Means; designer Cristina Lynch; blogger Kate Padgitt; and shoe designers Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means also made the list. Houston's most stylish included textile designer Bailey McCarthy; and resort wear designers Katie McClure and Erin Breen.