Who’s that girl? The one with the to-die-for wardrobe? Oh that’s right, IT’S JESS. Jess Day from TV’s brilliant sitcom, New Girl, that is.
If you’re yet to see the quirky comedy, make it your New Year’s resolution to catch up on series 1 and 2 before season 3 hits our screens later this year. Not only will the antics of Jess and her loft buddies, Schmidt, Nick and Winston leave you giggling all the way through, but her amazing eye for fashion is guaranteed to provide some sweet style inspiration.
To translate Jess’s geeky charm into a wearable wardrobe, New Girl costume designer Debra McGuire (who also happened to style those lovely Friends), selects outfits that she describes as ‘interesting, fresh and modern, never dorky or unfashionable.’ More often than not, this means ‘bright colors and [bold] fashion alternatives’; choices which compliment our heroines eccentric personality just perfectly.
To offset the statement shades and prints, Miss Day dresses in pieces that help to create a soft feminine silhouette, such as skater dresses or flared skirts with a cute top. These knowing nods to vintage looks have come to personify her girl-next-door appeal.
Although she touches on elements of most decades, it’s in ‘50s garb that Jess, played by longterm girl crush Zooey Deschanel, seems most at home. Give your everyday wear a cute ‘50s kick with this retro-inspired collection…
Whether it’s pretty florals, nautical stripes, or something altogether quirkier, Jess has a real penchant for prints.
Her favourite? We’ll take an educated guess at polka dots, which she wears on shirts, skirts or cosy knits and typically teams with something a little more pared down. Add some polka power to your off-duty rotation with this laidback set:
You can barely go an episode without seeing Jess rocking a short a-line skirt. While a hemline that rides inches above the knee adds just a little sexy to her style, buttons, bows and bold tones help to keep it sweet.
For nights out, wear your itty bitty mini with a Peter Pan collar and classy courts for a look that’s flirty yet refined. If you’re not sure on shades, this colour-loving lady embraces all hues of the rainbow, but red’s the hot favourite…
For the details, take inspiration from her signature geek-chic glasses, her gorgeous hair (to fringe or not to fringe?) and, not forgetting, a pyjama collection we’re in complete awe of.
The rest? Well, it’s all about being yourself. As a funny, sweet and zany lady, Jess isn’t one to worry about what others think of her. But, for the record, we think she’s brilliant.
What do you think of Jess’s quirky style?