Sorry Zooey Deschanel, but you got nothing on this Jess! Meet SMU’s very own Jessica Jan and let her Asian persuasion and carefree attitude entrance you. She’s far away from the mess she claims to be, and her ever-evolving eclectic style is all about her world travels, Taiwanese background, and even her possible hoarding problem. Her day-to-day outfits really start to define what persona she takes on – even if they take a little while to put together… but who wants to be on time for class anyway?
“I like being sassy and being sassy is fun! And we’re so young so
like I don’t know when I’ll be able to wear all these things again!”
SMUstyle: When did you first start being this super stylish fashionista?
Jessica Jan: Haha I don’t know! I remember being really into that show, Kell on Earth, with Kelly Cutrone? And from there it just became an obsession! My friend Pablo and I would literally sit in his room all day and watch runway shows on YouTube and start critiquing them and pretending we were there and then trying to style my outfits based on everything we loved! Spending the summers in Taiwan with my grandmother she also really took me under her wing and showed me where to get the good stuff
SMUstyle: Do you think your heritage influences your style?
JJ: Well, yes and no! Asian fashion is really, like, feminine and pink and lacey and kinda girly which isn’t necessarily my thing but I love all of their color schemes! And all of their pattern mixing – it’s all about mixing polka dots and stripes and making it all work somehow. I’m influenced more by like The Sartorialist blog – I literally stalk it! And I’m all about Lookbook.nu – I love that website!
SMUstyle: What’s your favorite thing to shop for?
JJ: That’s so hard!!! I can’t decide! I just don’t really go shopping for basics – like you can always find a white tee shirt, or jeans but I like to pick out the stranger things. Fashion is changing every year and there’s n
othing you can do about it, so why not buy into the different ways of fashion. There’s not like one specific thing I can say is my favorite – I buy whatever I see!
Our Favorite Items in Jessica’s Closet!