T.J.Maxx held a fun event to celebrate Fall with costume designer Jenn Rogien, stylist on Girls and Orange Is The New Black. T.J.Maxx is known for providing chic clothing options for the everyday woman to help her discover her sense of style. To celebrate Maxx Life, their newest campaign launching this week, Jenn talked with us about creating a look for a woman based on her lifestyle. We got into groups of 2 and 3 and picked a personality to style. We picked out her outfit, shoes and accessories then created a shelfie, which is a shelf that would reflect the woman’s style.
Jenn started off by giving us some tips that she follows when she is styling characters. Here are some of her tips.
- Find your style, and tell your story. Just like actors in TV shows and movies, you are your own character and the clothes you wear and way you style your home help to define your personality to those around you.
- Let Your Life Lead Your Style. Let interests, passions and aspirations shine through when creating an outfit or look in the home.
- Wear Trends In A Way That Works for You. You don’t need to follow every new trend to be fashionable. Find those perfect pieces that make you feel good about who you are.
- Update Your Look as Your Journey Evolves. It takes a lot of trial and error to find a personal style that shows off your true self. Self-expression is a journey not a destination and to communicate who you are you don’t need to reinvent your entire wardrobe or home all in one go. Most importantly, wear and display what makes you happy!
My group had a great time styling The Helper. She is a nurse who loves the outdoors. She has one child and is married. She enjoys a glass of wine at times but loves being at home with her family. We chose some comfortable but elegant black pants for her. We paired them with black heels and a cream printed top with a black vest and blazer. We topped this off with a gold belt and some gold bangles. It was a challenge to distinguish between what we would want to wear and what she would want to wear.
And here is her shelfie!
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