They say April showers bring May flowers, and Jenna’s outfit definitely reminds me of that old saying. Her colorful and patterned look caught my eye and got me in the spring spirit!
Jenna knows how to rock trendy pieces while staying true to her vintage style - a trait we can all appreciate regardless of our own personal tastes. Not to mention, how cute is that pink umbrella?
Major: Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
Minor: Business Administration, and Marketing
Hometown: Palestine, IL
Let’s Talk Fashion
Who or what inspires your style? “I would say the people around me. I like taking ideas from what I see and putting my own twist on it. I also like getting inspiration from Pinterest and my older sisters. My sisters are all unique in their own way, so I take little pieces of each one of them and make it my own.”
Where do you like to shop? “I like to shop at Kohl’s because that is where I work. I like to shop at local boutiques in Terre Haute, and in Indy, antique stores, and Goodwill.”
How would you describe your sense of style? “I would say that it varies; some days I’m dressy, sometimes I’m edgy or girly. It just depends on how I’m feeling that day.”
Why did you choose this particular outfit? “I chose this outfit because I started following the blog What I Wore, written by Jessica Quirk, and I thought this looked like something she might wear.”
What fashion advice would you give to other students looking to improve their style? “I would say to draw inspiration from those around you. Don’t assume to improve your style you have to go buy a whole new wardrobe; try mixing and matching different pieces that you already have in your closet to create new looks.”
What are your favorite trends right now? “High-waisted shorts are definitely a favorite of mine.”
Do you have any favorite fashion designers? If so, who? "None!"
What do you do for fun – do you have any unique hobbies or interests? “In my spare time I like to go antiquing and road tripping with my boyfriend. I like sewing, crocheting, and fishing.”
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who would it be and why? “My older sister Carrie, because she has a great sense of fashion and I feel like she has a lot of pieces that I may never be able to afford."
Elements of Jenna’s Outfit
1. Dooney & Bourke Bag and Silver Accessories
Jenna was lucky enough to score this dainty Dooney & Bourke purse from an antique store. It’s an adorable bag that's also the perfect size for toting belongings around campus. As for her silver jewelry, her rings add a pretty and girly feel to the outfit, while the watch lends a touch of sophistication.
2. Mixed Prints
Wearing mixed prints takes some courage, and Jenna pulls it off flawlessly. I love how she combined a floral blouse with a cheetah print belt, then grabbed a pleated green skirt for a spring-like pop of color. Not only does the belt accent her waistline perfectly, but the contrasting prints make for such an eye-catching look.
3. Pointy-Toe Black Flats
These black flats are ideal for walking across campus, and the pointy-toe style makes them a sophisticated and polished choice. There is no doubt in my mind Jenna wears them all the time; they would look fantastic with everything.
Do you love Jenna's vintage-inspired look?
Are you a fan of bold colors and mixed prints? Have you ever scored big at an antique store? Do you wear belted skirts? What are your go-to pair of shoes? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!