We had the chance to catch up with Jamé Jackson of The Blonde Misfit. Jamé Jackson is a fashion and beauty journalist based in NYC and currently writes for Buzzfeed and has wrote for other publications like Business of Fashion, Allure, and Refinery 29.
Jamé chatted it up with The Stylette to talk about her personal style!
TS: Who and what are your biggest influences when it comes to your personal style?
Jamé : My personal style has always been influenced by my environment and what inspires me. I have a background in the performing and creative arts, so I love going to things such as art exhibits, museums, and spoken word cafés. Those always inspire my style because it’s all forms of shapes, colors, and techniques, and when you open your mind to it, art can really shape and permeate through your personal style. While I don’t have one name for it, I would definitely say my personal style is also influenced by intuition and comfortability. If I put it on and I feel like a million bucks, I’m wearing it. I can tackle the world when I feel comfortable, and I love to see other people who are unapologetic in their styling choices, like Solange Knowles, Kahlana Barfield-Brown, Rihanna, and more.
TS: Where are your favorites places to shop on and offline?
Jamé : Online, I love to check out Zara, Missguided, and ASOS. Urban Outfitters and American Eagle make jeans that make me look and feel great. Also, I really have found some gems through Amazon! Offline, I’m a serious thrifter. I would say probably 90% of my wardrobe is thrifted or vintage.
TS: Three most favorite things in your closet?
Jamé : I have this green Tomboy peacoat that I throw on all the time whenever I want to add a statement coat. I used to always wear black coats, having a pop of color makes all the difference! 2) My white boots, thank you for keeping the fire alive Elaine Welteroth! 3) My Gucci belt. It’s a simple piece that can really elevate any outfit quickly. I love pairing it with an all black look and instantly feel elevated.
TS: Describe your style in 5 words or less?
Jamé : Free. Bohemian. Colorful.
TS: What is your power word for 2018?
Jamé : Intention.
TS: What trends are you looking forward to trying this year?
Jamé : Honestly I’m not super big on trends, but I do love to pull from the runway and make it applicable to my closet. If I see something, and I think it’ll work on my body, I’m totally on board. However, I try putting just a few things that are trendy in my closet, and that being the focal point of building my outfits. I’m still enjoying off the shoulder looks, bold reds and purples, fringe and metallics!
TS: What books are on your 2018 reading list?
Jamé : I re-read ’48 Laws of Power’ every year. It’s a book that has too much to soak in just one time around. Also “Don’t Settle for Safe” by Sarah Jakes Robert and “This Will Be My Undoing” by Morgan Jenkins.
TS: Favorite song rn?
Jamé : “Bigger Than Me” Big Sean
TS: What trend are you leaving in 2017 and never looking back on?
Jamé : If we’re talking fashion, I’m pretty tired of the sheer dress and obnoxious Elizabethian-style sleeves If we’re talking lifestyle, the trend of people minimizing and downsizing their greatness for the comfort of others.
TS: What movie are you excited to see this year?
Jamé : Black Panther. Point, blank period. Also The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. And the final installment of Insidious. I am the only one amongst my friends who loves and prefers scary movies, so I always love when a new one comes out.
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Tori B. is the founder of The Stylette and Head Stylist of The Stylette Experience Co. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD the mom of 2 juggles building an empire and raising her 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. She attended Stevenson University for Fashion Design and LIM for Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Tori has been a style writer for WOE Magazine and has worked for companies like Kohls, H&M and Nordstrom. She believes that when you look good, you feel good, and ultimately perform better in every area of your life.