Today we are going to explore the Jenna-tics of Lyon Dressing! Ehhhh, say what now? At this point you are probably asking yourself…..what the hellz is that Canadian Kook on aboot now? If you live in a van down by the river, then you may not know of the formidable Jenna Lyons, creative director of J Crew, and might I add – a freaking force of nature when it comes to style mixology. Jenna’s knack for combining dressy and casual in one amazing ensemble has J Crew cha cha chinging all the way to the bank. She has single-handedly changed how we think about style vis-à-vie: dressing up. I think we can all agree that J crew apparel is absolutely gorgeous…..yes? Unfortunately this gal (moi) has a real hard time swallowing the “Crews” pricing strategy, especially here in Canada. The preppy fashion chain is charging (on average) 15% more in Canada than in the U.S. Extremely frustrating seeing as the dollar is basically at par. This just doesn’t make sense! So with that said, I have figured out a way to achieve the J Crew aesthetic – for less. Enjoy!
Step 1: The Glitter
A statement sequin mini is a must have in every gals wardrobe.
This particular skirt is from French Connection.
Borrowed from my mate Shanna.
Thanks again girl!
The Woven Shirt
Step 2: The Woven Shirt
A great check woven shirt is definitely an essential basic to have in your wardrobe!
Search H&M, Old Navy, the Gap, these retailers always launch a great selection of wovens for the Fall.
I purchased this one recently at Joe Fresh for a mere $19
The Tailored Blazer
Step 3: The Tailored Blazer
A fantastic tailored wool blazer is another staple to add to your Fall wish list.
Camel is a great colour as it basically goes with everything.
Tweed, charcoal, and black are also great choices as well.
I purchased this blazer at Value Village for $5.99
On Monday the Double V is having another 50% off sale!
I believe that the U.S. stores have the same sale on September 5th.
The Statement Necklace
Step 4: The Statement Necklace
You don’t have to spend gobs of money to get great statement jewelry.
Forever 21 has an amazing selection of necklaces at extremely affordable prices.
I try to steer clear of purchasing anything gold from F21, as it tends to turn your skin green!
Stick to “pearl-esque” and or beaded necklaces if you can.
The F21 sea foam green necklace was paired with a “pearl” necklace from Jacob for an added pop!
Make the look yours by embellishing it as you see fit!
I popped the beautiful sea foam green hue found in the necklace and the skirt with sea foam socks!
Wasn’t sure about it at first – it’s growing on me.
The Finished Product
Have a wonderful day!