STYLE ICON: JESSICA SZOHR
I am obsessed with Jessica Szohr’s sense of fashion right now. (By the way it’s pronounced “Zoar.”) She is of Hungarian and African-American descent. What a striking combination!) The little fashionista shot into the spotlight with her role as the semi-annoying Vanessa on Gossip Girl. Her street style on and off of the show has popped up on fashion sites all year due to her “I’m not trying hard” look. With bohemian flair and urban street chic, the results are refreshingly different from the stiflingly preppy surge that arose with the wardrobe of Blair Waldorf.
Jessica makes basic cocktail dresses feel less “Lauren Conrad” by stacking on what looks to be every bracelet she could find and shaking out her hair until it looks perfectly unkempt. Her green Juicy Couture ensemble is by far my favorite with her beautiful Mary-Kate Olsen hair and immaculate accessories.
The girl clearly loves booties and skinnies and minis, which is fine because she styles all of these tricky items flawlessly. I love how she is willing to throw on a pair of skinny jeans, a casual plaid button down, and menswear-inspired flats for an event. Note the consistency of those bangles. She loves to spruce up her basics in a basic way! I’m loving her style right now and can’t wait for the Anna Sui for Target “Vanessa” collection.
Title from “Plastic Fantastic Lover” by Jefferson Airplane