While out and about town, my fashion radar zeroed in on one cool, quirky outfit. Find out how Jenny Hines's great grandmother inspired her prim yet provocative look.
Jenny Hines style meets at the intersection of demure and whimsical. What I love most about her ensemble is that it oozes creativity and is a fiercely independent look. If I scoured the streets from L.A. to New York, I am most certain that I would not happen upon another wearing such an enlightened ensemble.
Favorite Fashion Era: Any that's not current. The fashion of the thirties was imbued with a sophisticated sexiness. Women wore modest, yet sensual clothing.
Fashion Inspiration: My great grandmother. Although I never got to know her, we have a similar sense of style. I inherited this innate sense of style [that is akin to hers]. (She must have been one cool granny.)
Favorite Local Shops: Thrift shops! The Brown Elephant [in Oak Park] is a favorite.
Fashion Indulgence: I'll splurge on shoes.
One Item Every Woman Should Own: A black turtleneck.
I love Jenny's fabulous, full skirt and would pair it with a crisp, white button-down blouse and gladiator sandals to make it my own. I might add a wide cognac-colored belt and silver hoops for a sprinkling of gypsy.
Which of Jenny's pieces speaks to your fashion aesthetic? Tell us how you would make this outfit your own.
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