Why We Love: Jenna Lyons

Spring is the time to refresh our staples and play with colour and patterns by utilising graphic prints, metallic effects, and exaggerated lines. Who better as a reference point than the impeccable and eternally-fresh Jenna Lyons? Former creative director and president of J. Crew, Jenna perfectly embodies Spring fashion, mixing light layers with clashing colours and prints while we watch in awe. Here are three reasons why AM loves Jenna’s style.

1. Sparkles For Daytime...

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Never afraid to create, Jenna mixes shine and sparkle with basic stripes, khakis, or utility tees. Metallic gold is easily balanced with fresh, crisp whites. A sequined blazer is added to a simple skinny jean. Jenna notes on embracing metallics “I like a sense of luxury mixed with utility.”

2. Vibrant Neons...

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Shocking pink, blinding orange and arresting yellows... Unafraid to use rainbow brights, Jenna unconventionally pairs candy-coloured pink with a denim button down for the 2012 Met Gala.

3. Modern Minimalism

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The queen of leopard, neon and sequins, Jenna features tailored, minimal moments imbued with the same fearlessness. Black is paired with navy. Monochromatic white on white is mixed with unusual volume. It’s all about striking presentations.

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