Haniya Riaz-Khan Knows How to Curate a Closet

  • Day 1: Heading to the office which, incidentally, is not the “office” photographed behind me. This is my I-have-a-meeting-today newsboy look. I was originally wearing a literal newsboy cap by Eugenia Kim, but I took it off because I was beginning to look a little too Oliver Twist.

    The best part about this outfit is it’s comfy and therefore efficient, which is a plus when you’re battling Monday morning rush hour on the L train.

    Étoile Isabel Marant blazer, Club Monaco sweater, M.i.h jeans, Gucci shoes and bag, Céline sunglasses
  • Day 2: I’m still not over the off-the-shoulder trend and I'll use every opportunity to not wear a jacket as I’m still defrosting from winter. I also decided today was the day to pull out my cha-cha Christian Louboutin braided jute wedges. I call them my cha-cha heels because they’ve faithfully taken me through six years of night-out dancing without ever causing me to lose my balance (no easy feat) (no pun intended). Sadly, no dancing will be happening today.

    Naeem Khan blouse—  similar here, vintage Levi's jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes, Ranjana Khan earrings, custom bag from Colombia
  • The mochila pom-pom I’m carrying was a parting gift for guests at my wedding last April. They were handmade in Colombia and designed by my mother-in-law, Ranjana Khan, in collaboration with Casa Chiqui of Cartagena, Colombia.
  • I love the jewelry my mother-in-law designs for her line, Ranjana Khan. The earrings are so easy to wear and never hurt my ears because they’re leather-backed clip-ons and light as a feather.
  • Day 3: You may remember these jeans from Monday. I’m a habitual outfit recycler.

    Today I was feeling this striped, mesh sweater by Isabel Marant. I paired it with my tried-and-true Zara leather jacket—  which always surprises people when they find out where it's from. I also decided today is a heels day, so I’m wearing my new favorite grosgrain-tie, block heels by Chloe. I only buy and wear heels that are comfortable—  these certainly check that box.

    Zara jacket, Étoile Isabel Marant sweater, M.i.h jeans, Chloé shoes, Saint Laurent bag, Ranjana Khan earrings
  • Once again, my outfit gets a little extra flavor courtesy of my Ranjana Khan earrings, which I am obsessed with. I have to stop myself from wearing them every day.
  • Day 4: Nothing signals the end of the week quite like a loud and colorful outfit. This incredible silk bomber jacket by my father-in-law Naeem Khan was painstakingly hand-embroidered and embellished. Sadly, it didn’t make the cut for the runway, but it did make the cut for my closet, so I’m not complaining! It’s such a statement piece that I just paired it with my favorite vintage Levi’s, a classic white T-shirt and Gucci loafers.

    Naeem Khan jacket, Velvet T-shirt, vintage Levi's jeans, M2Malletier bag, Gucci shoes
  • My bag is by M2Malletier. I love their line and how architectural the bags are.

    Vintage 1970s Elsa Peretti Tiffany’s snake ring, Inara pinky signet ring, M2Malletier bag
  • Day 5: Heading to brunch with friends and I’m relieved to not have to wear a jacket. The weather is beautiful. I’m wearing vintage silk palazzo pants by Jean Paul Gaultier circa the ‘70s with a Naeem Khan sleeveless cashmere sweater. They just don’t make pants like these anymore!

    My bag is vintage Bottega Venetta and I found it at the now defunct 25th street flea market years ago when I first moved to New York. It was originally an unattractive putty color, so I had it dyed black. My python and metal sandals are by Gabriela Hearst, who is really killing it right now.

    My earrings are the truncated three-tier version of the Les Bonbons by Rebecca de Ravenel.

    Naeem Khan sweater, vintage Jean Paul Gaultier pants, vintage Bottega Veneta bag—  similar here, Gabriela Hearst shoes, Rebecca de Ravenel earrings
  • Day 6: A casual Sunday look to grab a bite in my neighborhood with my husband, made more spring-y with the addition of a silk, floral-print scarf tied around my bag and yellow statement earrings. Sundays are definitely sneaker days, so I’m wearing my very comfortable Golden Goose low-tops and easy high-waist, wide-leg jeans from J.Crew. They're forgiving when I eat a big meal, which I’m about to do. Also, hooray for another no-jacket day!

    T by Alexander Wang shirt, J.Crew jeans, Golden Goose shoes, Ranjana Khan earrings, Lanvin bag with Naeem Khan scarf
Haley Nahman | April 10, 2017


Haniya Riaz-Khan’s outfits are full of charming back stories. A little pom-pom handbag from her wedding that was handmade in Colombia; a pair of big, swingy earrings as imagined by her mother-in-law; an old designer bag she found at a flea and dyed herself; an embroidered silk bomber made by her father-in-law. It’s like her style comes complete with adorable anecdotes.

Haniya is an agent at The Wall Group, a fashion and beauty agency in New York. She’s also married to designer Naeem Khan’s son, Zaheen, which explains the in-law hookups. Not that she needs them — her style doesn’t rely on any one item, but rather the way she brings each piece together. Each look is like a 1,000-piece puzzle that makes quite simple sense when you step back and give it some space. Get comfortable and click through above for a week of her outfits.

Follow Haniya and The Wall Group on Instagram @haniyariazkhan @thewallgroup.

  • diane

    I would wear anything in this woman’s closet, maybe even some of the heels (which for the most part I have forsaken). Out of all the people whose closets you have profiled, she is by far my favorite. Really good mix of timeless, vintage, high and low, which is a combo I strive for in an outfit. And those earrings are amazing (said by someone who has also forsaken jumbo jewelry).

    • Haniya Riaz-Khan

      So nice, thank you so much! <3 🙂

  • Jessica

    Not impressed with this week’s post. It looks like she is desperately trying to promote her in laws- doesn’t seem authentic at all.

    • Haniya Riaz-Khan

      There is no desperation to promote my in-laws or even a need to promote them as they can stand very well on their own feet. I genuinely love to support all family and that does include wearing some pieces designed by them. This is how I dress. I wear a mixture of different brands, high and low, new and vintage, and I think this post did a good job of translating my personal style. I’m sorry you were not “impressed” but more sorry that you felt the need to post something negative and judgmental about someone you’ve never met.

    • Sheryl

      Trolling on the Internet and leaving negative comments is pathetic. She wears everything from J.Crew and Zara to vintage and Chloe. She clearly doesn’t prescribe to any one brand and likes to mix and match, which seems pretty authentic if you ask me.

  • Vanessa

    I saw this girl in another story as well doesn’t seem to get featured without the name of her father in law included. Disappointed in this roundup, the other closet features seem more real.

    • Haniya Riaz-Khan

      Which story are you referring to exactly? If you’re referring to my wedding, which is the only feature ever mentioning me, of course my in-laws were included – as were my own parents, as that’s the nature of a wedding – two families coming together. I’m sorry you feel the need to be negative and judgmental.

  • Roxanne

    Love her style and the stories behind her items. I especially love that she wears a mixture of high and low and lots of vintage pieces.

    • Haniya Riaz-Khan

      Thank you for the kind words!

  • Sheryl

    Silly comments below. Of course she’s going to wear her family’s brand. I love that she peppers in a piece here and there with other attainable brands and stuff I can actually purchase. Love her fun style, especially the green and red striped outfit, and gorgeous girl.

    • Haniya Riaz-Khan

      Thank you :))

  • Jessica Marcus

    I don’t know why my comment constitutes as being “silly” only because it differs from yours. There is a reason for the “thoughts” comments section as MR encourages readers to share thoughts. I am simply stating that this feature read like an advertisement in my opinion. I am entitled to my opinion. Looking forward to reading next feature.

    • Sheryl

      Not trying to start a fight here and you are obvi welcome to your opinions and thoughts but I think there is a polite way to do that and yours seemed a little negative to me. MR community is about spreading positivity not hating on each other for no reason. Just my two cents.

      • Jessica

        Correct. MR is a community about spreading positivity but also about discussions and thought-provoking conversations, even if they differ from other readers. If my opinion and perception on this feature is different than yours, it does not constitute as “hating” or should be name called as “silly.” There is a reason for the thoughts and comments section. Again, in my opinion, as a loyal MR reader, I question the talent featured here and this specific story read like an advertisement, in my opinion, hence the writer in the article made a note to say who her husband and in-laws were and then on almost every slide it included a family brand. As an avid reader of MR for many years, this post seemed sponsored in some capacity, advertised or unauthentic, in my opinion. Why was she not featured on MR wearing these “family brands” prior to getting married if the talent “genuinely” liked the brands? Why did the writer make a note to say who her husband was if it had no basis on the selection for featuring this talent? As MR is a trusted source of news and information for me, it was crossing a fine line here, as a reader, as it didn’t seem organic to me like the other features – like I said, an advertisement or sponsored post. I will conclude my thoughts and comments here and you are welcome to yours. Have a good day and looking forward to seeing the next feature. Take care.

  • Kimberley Boehm

    I loved this closet! Haniya’s style is sophisticated, fun and seemingly effortless. She knows how to balance the everyday pieces-Levi’s–with the exceptional. I especially loved her purse and the jacket–both so gorgeous.