Jenna Lyons on ‘pile style’

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Last week, I had a chance to hear J.Crew’s creative director Jenna Lyons speak and she had an awesome tip for finding unexpected ways to layer clothing and pair different styles together:

“Throw everything on the floor.”

It sounds strange, but, according to Jenna, this tactic makes it easier to visualize outfits—and color combinations—she may never have thought of before. Maybe it’s chambray and lace; or a button-down and feathers, like this look she wore to Solange Knowles’ wedding in New Orleans. When you see everything on the floor, new ideas jump out at you.

Sort of brilliant, right?

Read more about her style techniques here.

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