Despite being from Tampa and Kansas City respectfully, Katherine and Alex have captured the famous laid-back LA style that drew them there in the first place. As the duo behind The Squad, the ladies started designing items in order to make clothes they actually wanted to wear – inspired by life, travel and history. Each one is made in downtown Los Angeles, where they spend most of their time hand-bleaching and dying fabric to achieve the perfect worn-in look. The pair admits to disagreeing now and again, but it all comes together to form closet staples that are most agreeable.