Jessica’s Classy OOTDs: How To Dress For Every Occasion
Since her debut as a solo artist and her foray into the business of fashion, Jessica Jung has come a long way. The launch of her brand, BLANC & ECLARE, was in 2014, and her designs as well as her own personal style have become more chic and polished. Her choices always have clean silhouettes and interesting details, or a pop of color or two. It’s neither too much nor is it just plain and boring.
It’s easy to understand her style just by looking at her Instagram OOTDs (Outfit of the day). She follows her own fashion philosophy of “less is more,” and if there’s a term that can describe her style, it’s definitely modern classic. We decoded her simple and sophisticated styles for you to cop for any occasion. You don’t even need a ton of pieces. All you need is less than 10 items to mix and match!
Airport fashion: Jeans + turtle neck + suit jacket + flats
Jessica loves her jeans, blazers, and flats. As you’ll see more of her styles below, those three key items are always part of her style repertoire. She always considers comfort and simplicity when it comes to airport fashion, resulting in a fresh and effortlessly chic look!
Travel: Jeans + button-down shirt + cardigan + blazer
Different countries have varying temperatures, and Jessica has mastered the art of travel style by making a cardigan worn over the shoulders, her signature look. She travels a lot to Los Angeles and New York whenever she works on her brand, and to Europe when she attends fashion weeks. Of course, she always stows her classic basics with her wherever she goes.
“Well, I travel a lot because of work also but because of that, I think I get inspired by what you’re wearing, what everybody’s wearing. I like to people watch,” she said in an interview with Elle.
Dinner: Ruffled blouse + jeans
Whenever she goes out to dinner, Jessica wears ruffled tops and polo shirts. It’s clean, crisp, and it can take you from casual to a semi-fancy dinner.
She told Vogue in an interview: “Usually, what I do if I want to dress things up is, I don’t go for high heels, but I go for mid-heels instead. If I do that, I go for [jeans that are] very simple and classic, a pair without too much damage and nothing too distressed. Then I’d wear a ruffled top or an oversized blouse.”
To add a little bit of color to her white top, Jessica wears silk scarves and statement accessories to break the monotony of her look. The little details matter, and just one or two items can change up and brighten an outfit. She says, “I’m into earrings these days, and I’m into silk scarves. Before, I never shopped for scarves. I’d get one, and I’d say, ‘Mom, you can have it,’ but now, I always look for pretty scarves, [taking into consideration] what suits my skin tone. I think a perfect color scarf really brings out your whole skin tone, lip color, and everything else.”
Events: Classic black outfit + heels
You can never go wrong with black, and Jessica dresses up her LBD with fancy jewelry, clutch, heels, and a red lip.
Lazy day: White shirt + jeans or tone-on-tone items
A basic white tee and jeans are all you need for a casual day out. Jessica keeps it super breezy and comfy with a basic white T-shirt: “Most of the time, I wear plain clothes or very simple, basic ones, and then I’ll have a statement earring or sunglasses. I wear denim almost every day — I’m not a skirt or dress person usually.”
“If you just do like tone-on-tone or even match the look with a different color belt. I think it looks very stylish.”
Work: Tweed jacket
Since Jessica is always on the go, she’s always seen wearing a “work” uniform which consists of a tweed cardigan or a fancy jacket paired with jeans and flats. It’s her way of mixing high-priced (most of her jackets are Chanel) and mid- to low-priced items in her closet.
Winter: Black and camel coats + white knit sweaters
True to her classic taste, Jessica doesn’t go for loud prints and bright colors. She prefers black and camel colors to complete her luxe look for the winter.
Neutrals and camels are some of those colors that just refuse to go out of style, and Jessica knows this very well. It’s also her colors of choice when it comes to bags.
Summer: Mini dresses + a pop of color
“When it’s warm I like to go flirtier and more feminine.”
Hey Soompiers! What do you think of Jessica’s style and which one of her looks is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
DP_Kim is an English magazine and online writer and former stylist based in South Korea. Follow her Korean adventures at instagram.com/dianne_panda.