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Beauty Beat: Naven’s twin designers show us sexy celebrity looks for summer

The dynamic duo behind celebrity fashion favorite Naven shares their styling secrets with SheKnows.

Naven designers

From Katy Perry to Nicki Minaj, the daring pieces from twin designers Alexis and Kym McClay are quickly becoming a favorite with celebrity trendsetters.

“We’ve always been driven towards women who represent something bold,” the ladies behind the Naven label told SheKnows.


Seen here: Halston Sage in Naven’s Cut-Out Dress and Kristin Cavallari in The Party Dress

Celebrity style

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria and Carly Rae Jepsen are just a few other famous faces seen in their designs. But who haven’t they hooked up with that they’d love to get their clothes on?

Blake Lively,” the twins said in unison. “She’s definitely our style icon. We’re hoping we’ll see our styles in a few episodes [of Gossip Girl] this season.”

With their flirty cut-out dresses, bright colored blazers and on trend two-toned pieces, we definitely could see our favorite Upper East Siders rocking these looks.

Alexis and kym

The business of fashion

Kym and Alexis look like they could be right out of the show as well. The stylish sisters have lived all over the globe, from L.A. to London, and know what’s hot in the world of fashion.

“I’ve always been really into fashion,” Kym told SheKnows. “I kind of started my own sewing factory in high school.”

Alexis runs the business side of things, but they both do so much more than production. The sisters are also the faces of the line.

“We just did our bathing suit shoot in Cabo San Lucas,” they said. “At the end of working really hard, it’s fun to just let go and do the fun stuff.”

Working together

And the best part… is getting to do all of this with your BFF.

“We’re always together,” said the twins. “We’re best friends. We live together, hang out together, we’re inseparable.”

Alexis and Kym’s dos and don’ts

So how similar are the twins’ tastes? Find out in our Fashion Quiz!

The twins talk trends

Animal prints:

Do! “We believe in being fierce every time you step out of the house.”

Crop tops:

Do! “Wear something high-waisted so you only have an inch showing.”

Spikes and hardware:

Do & Don’t! “It depends on the situation. Don’t overdo it or it can look trashy.”

Boots in the summer:

Do! “I believe in boots all year-round.”

Cargo pants:

Don’t! “Always a don’t. Not on guys, girls, anyone.”

Ripped jeans:

Do & Don’t! “Kym is more edgy. I would never wear ripped jeans.”

Get Whitney’s look

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Photo credits: FayesVision/ (Halston Sage), Adriana M. Barraza/ (Kristin Cavallari)

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