No one can mix colors, patterns and fabrics quite like Jenna Lyons, J. Crew’s president and executive creative director, while still looking classic, fashionable and put-together. Take the denim and pink satin skirt she wore to the Met Gala this year. Who else could pull that off while still looking sophisticated? Nobody, that’s who.
In their article, Glamour explains their decision to pick her as woman of the year by saying, “Lyons continued to push the company to exciting new places: celebrity endorsements, a new presence in Asia, and, next year, world domination—literally—with its first brick-and-mortar store overseas.”
Not only is she an unstoppable business woman but, “she has inspired legions of women to wake up a little earlier in the morning to try to look even half as cool as she does.” Well said Glamour.
Here are some of my favorite looks of hers that really show why is an icon in the fashion world.
#1 I totally wanted blue suede shoes after I saw this look. And she proves that denim jackets are cool again.
#2 Wearing her signature large frames, she demonstrates how to dress ladylike while wearing killer leather boots.
#3 A classic navy suit looks just as good on her as crazy, abstract prints.
#4 Baggy jeans, patent heels and a neon bag make her the queen of street style.
#5 My favorite look of hers. I’m still in disbelief of how she not only wore denim on the red carpet, but made it look so good that you forget it’s denim.
#6 Proving as long as you stick with classic pieces, black and navy can exist harmoniously together.