I am beyond excited to have J of J's Everyday Fashion here on the blog today! J is pretty much the be-all end-all of "real-girl" style!She recreates outfitsseen in look books, catalogs, on celebs... pretty much anywhere - and makes them her own, with perfect execution and affordability! Basically, she's amazing!
3 words to describe your personal style?
Experimental, colorful and trendy
Who are your celebrity style icons?
Olivia Palermo and SJP
What would you consider the 5 essential items to a fashionable wardrobe?
a huge believer that "essentials" means totally different things to
different women, depending on your climate, occupation and lifestyle. A
few that I would recommend for a broad spectrum of women would be a
great pair of jeans, a quality handbag, a work/sheath type dress you can
throw on in a pinch, some flat shoes that both comfortable and stylish,
and cardigans in different colors.
What is your favorite/most versatile accessory?
boy do I love belts! I use them often to change the shape of shirts and
dresses to make them less boxy. They can also add more color or texture
to your outfit, though, so they are the ultimate double-whammy.
As a young professional, how do you find a balance
between fashion and comfort/professionalism/appropriateness? You
can take a basic work look - such as flats, pencil skirt and collared
shirt - and make it fun by adding unique color combinations, prints,
layering with a cardigan or blazer, and accessories like statement
necklaces. These elements jazz up an outfit, without compromising
comfort or dress code.
Your claim to fame is creating on-trend outfits on a real-girl budget.
(I love that!) What are some of the major challenges in this, and what
are your tips to working against them?
The biggest challenges of being on a real-girl budget are not looking cheap (see this article for tips), and resisting temptation to spend more of your income on clothes than you should! (see this article for tips)
One trend I'm dying to try is:
All of them! :-)
I feel most myself when I’m wearing:
boho look, which is almost always what I'm rocking on super-casual
days. Distressed denim, wavy hair, loose t-shirts and turquoise jewelry.
That's how you'll find me at the grocery store!
Thanks so much for everything, J! All y'all, make sure you head over to J's Everyday Fashion - she posts outfits I want to emulate literally on a daily basis! Follow her blog and you won't be sorry! :)