When it comes to fashion, you never stop learning and discovering what you like and who you are. Trends change, styles change and most importantly you change. What we love about Jane By Design is that each week we are inspired in new ways. Jane’s outfits are always cool, inspired, unexpected and above all totally wearable. So what about the owl T-Shirt paired with a black and pink striped skirt? On paper, it sounds like a disaster. On screen, we have total outfit envy. Suddenly we see ourselves throwing this on as we stroll into Sunday brunch. Who would have thought? Fashion is always changing and so are you so be open to inspiration when it strikes. Embrace new ideas and interesting combinations and know that your style will continue to evolve as you do.
We all want that perfect casual, yet polished, outfit in our closets on standby at all times, and this red striped sweater with pocket details and flared denim pants combo is just that! Jane looks really pulled together and chic as always! How does she do that ALL the time?! The wedge heels she paired under the pants were genius because it gave her those extra few inches to elongate the leg and show off the shape of the pant. The key to having a pair of long flared pants like this is having THE perfect fit! Don’t be afraid to visit your local tailor to get those final nips and tucks on the pants to truly make them perfect!
We all want to feel special on our birthday and sometimes picking THE outfit is a tall order. It can feel like a lot of pressure right? We love how Jane just goes with the flow. She picks a totally cute and comfortable ensemble that is flattering and perfectly age appropriate. The floral print is fun, the cardigan is bold and the jeans are a perfect fit.
When it comes to a first date, choosing the right outfit can be stressful. Too dressy, too causal, too constricting, or too revealing are all phrases that come to mind. So in Jane’s defense, we totally get why she snagged the backup dress as her first date outfit of choice! It was fitted but not too tight, and modern but not too trendy. It was PERFECT… until she saw Nina at the restaurant, and then things obviously went downhill from there! Still, Jane kept it chic even in the tablecloth.
Accessories are the key to a complete wardrobe. You can have a closet full of clothes and still feel like something is missing with your personal style. Here, Jane has on a great dress, but her accessories are what make it one of our favorite looks of the night. The belt cinches her waist, the shoes are unexpected and beyond amazing, and the necklace adds just the right amount of edge. All of these pieces together create a unique outfit that is styled to perfection. How is your accessory collection? If you are low on options, focus on building your collection and see how many looks you can create by incorporating new pieces with items you already own.
Jane is always an innovator when it comes to fashion and in this episode we love how she combined some of our favorite prints, colors, and textures of the season into one outfit! Who would have thought to pair tropical prints, magenta leather, and cobalt blue in such a harmonious way? Jane!! Moral of this fashion lesson: do not be scared to mix bold colors and prints with other bold colors and prints. Set your own boundaries when it comes to fashion! Be an innovator like Jane and set your own trends for others to be inspired by!
Is it crazy to say that this will probably be one of our favorite outfits of the season? It is only the first episode and we are flipping out over this leopard skirt and red leather jacket combo. It is so good! The leopard print is subtle, the skirt is full of body and the red leather jacket fits her like a glove. This outfit is truly a work of art.
Jacket: Theory Shoes: YSL Skirt: Bilitis Top: Mossimo
Jane looks fantastic in this top and skirt outfit – but what really makes this look stand out are the shoes. We LOVE these leopard shoes! They compliment the print and at the same time they do not match at all. Amazing when that happens! We think it’s fair to say that a great pair of leopard shoes can go with anything in your closet. Jeans, dresses, and separates can all look fab with a pop of leopard.
No matter how fashion forward and innovative we are with our personal style, there will always come a time when you need a little black dress. Jane shows us and chic and lady-like option this week and we are in love with her choice. The shape is classic and the fit is tailored but not tight. Do you love a black dress? When buying one of these, consider investing! It’s so versatile, it can be in rotation in your closet for years to come – so don’t be afraid to spend the money if you find something perfect.
Jane never takes fashion too seriously and that is certainly something we admire about her style. Take this outfit for example. The red jacket is a fantastic option to pair with pieces year round and the skull print romper is super playful. The combo of the two is unique, youthful, and still super fashion-y. Try to keep a sense of fun when you are creating your own looks. Fashion should be enjoyed and sometimes combining the classic pieces with the trend of the moment can create a magical outfit.