She presents us with a viable solution for post-pandemic dressing.
And that’s exactly what it was: style over fashion. On their own, the items she wore were nothing groundbreaking. The magic lay in how she combined pieces which were categorically incompatible. She aptly blended casual wear with formal wear in a way that hadn’t been done before. Through her controversial style choices, Lyons found a way to change the narrative around “dressy” clothes, lacing them with a newfound layer of approachability, pushing the boundaries of antiquated fashion rules. She then lent that style to J.Crew, where she served as creative director, and it trickled down to the masses from there.
Here’s How to Get Her Style:
A layering staple, a striped button-down could be worn under dressier tops, but also clash it with printed pants.
Lyons appreciated traditionally “fancy” items and understood how to dress them down. To complete the look, opt for a white oxford shirt worn underneath and distressed jeans, of course.
An icon of the 2010s, the tailored pant adds polish to any casual item. For a Lyons-esque touch, pair yours with sneakers.
A t-shirt can be paired with just about anything, but we love how the softness of the oversize silhouette contrasts with a tailored trouser.
We highly doubt anyone reading this article has not owned a pair of these at some point, but we encourage you to indulge in a bit of nostalgia and cycle them back into your collection (with tailored trousers always).
Though Lyons often paired her denim with stilettos, we think a dressy flat would suffice.
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