And to piggy back on last weeks post which offered affordable trendy items to refresh your spring/summer 2014 wardrobe, investing in some seasonal classics is essential too. These are the pieces to spend a little more money on since their shelf life is endless. They are the trends that move through a revolving door, reappearing year after year. Every wardrobe needs a strong foundation, and these key basics will provide a sturdy baseline. I’ve rounded up my list of ‘must-haves’ which I can assure you will go the distance. Happy Monday!
Stay tuned for some exciting changes coming your way this Friday, which I cannot wait to share! Your Soul Style is growing up! Stay very, very VERY tuned!
where to buy: the cotton tee // the versatile skirt // the chambray shirt // the denim jacket // the carryall // the white denim // the gladiators // the classic specs
Happy Monday! Remember this post discussing effortless style? Nothing beats it – wearing easy and laid back ensembles that you feel confident in. Dina and I have made it a ritual to hit up the farmers market on Saturday mornings. We go pretty early to avoid crowds and the last thing I want at that hour is to a) think and b) be uncomfortable. But I also don’t want to look like I rolled out of bed. You feel me, right? These “sexy boyfriend jeans” from GAP are perfect for these days. Relaxed and roomy, yet (like their name says), “sexy”. Pairing them with my go-to, (haven’t taken them off my feet) Zara booties and moto jacket also helps alleviate the shlump-factor. I feel like I’m in my pajamas without actually being in my pajamas. There are ways, my friends. There are ways. Comfortable + stylish = mission accomplished.
SHOP THIS OUTFIT: moto jacket: Sfera (similar), shirt: Zara, jeans: GAP, shoes: Zara, bag: Louis Vuitton (similar), sunnies: Ray Ban
Two weeks ago photographer Candy Kennedy and I worked on a test shoot with beautiful model, Laura Williams. Like I mentioned here and here, red is where it’s at this season and I’m totally diggin’ this sweater dress in one of the looks from the day. I styled Laura in a ‘wear to work’ vibe, but swapping out the booties for a stiletto and throwing on a moto jacket would easily up the sexy and make this look date night ready! If it was me, I’d add a giant scarf too! xx jenny
shop the look: dress, unknown (similar) // booties: see by chloe// clutch: alexandra satine // ring: raffine // sunnies: rayban
No one wants to start thinking about fall – certainly not me! But in true jenny, type A form – I have started mentally preparing my autumn wardrobe and analyzing what my ‘uniform’ will entail through the cooler months. Of course I find a picture of Sara from Collage Vintage and just like that – I’m inspired. If you haven’t checked out her blog – I urge you to do so. The girl has got serious style. I’m not fluent in Spanish (blog is written in her native language) but the pictures are worth a thousand words. This particular look is transitional, taking pieces that you’re not ready to retire from summer and adding a second layer to keep you warm in the fall. Switch out the sandals for booties and the tee for a cozy sweater and voila! – you’ve got your winter version. Shop it here.
- Zara tee, $12.95, zara.com
- Mango super slim jeans, $59.99 (sale $34.99), mango.com
- Ray-ban gold aviator sunglasses, $145, ray-ban.com
- Nixon cannon watch, $149.99, tillys.com
- Topshop camo jacket, $116 (sale $30), topshop.com
- Sophie Hulme envelope mini clutch, $480, net-a-porter.com
- Schutz arieli lace up bootie, $220, shopbop.com
photo via collage vintage
This past weekend I went to the GoogaMooga festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We joked that it was a ‘poor man’s Coachella‘ but its focus is food rather than music so it’s not really an apples to apples comparison. On the other hand, like Coachella it was apparent that fashion and style played a large role. Different than the west coast’s rock ‘n’ roll boho babe who looks like this, Brooklyn’s version had a more downtown, edgy hipster feel like this. But there were hats, some fringes and cut off denim shorts and the likes so not a complete departure. Summer festivals are about to pop off in full swing so let’s get talking about festival fashion! What will you wear to Bonnaroo? Austin City Limits? Burning Man? I’d love to see how you style your festival fashion look. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on instagram with the hashtag #yoursoulstyle. I’ll be dancing at Gathering of the Vibes in some of these. More to come!
- Zara flowing printed kimono, $89.90 zara.com
- Ottoman Hands necklace, $71.27, asos.com
- J.Crew panama hat, $58, jcrew.com
- Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts, $246, matchesfashion.com
- Acne zone music tank, $110, matchesfashion.com
- Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, $150, ray-ban.com
- Topshop embossed leather backpack, $150, topshop.com
- Zara flat crossover sandals, $79.90, zara.com
- Topshop white patchwork dress, $72, topshop.com
Click here to find a listing of music festivals in your area.
photo credit and more inspiration via here