What I Wore

What I Wore

Many people find it difficult to stay chic when there is tons of snow on the ground—Jessica Quirk is not one of them. She makes dressing for the cold look easy on her style blog, What I Wore.

On the blog, Jessica chronicles her daily outfit choices through photographs and descriptions. After explaining the context of the outfit and a bit about her day, she lists where each component of her outfit is from, making it easy for readers to shop for the pieces they like. Because photos are taken every day, Jessica’s many outfits cover nearly all seasons and occasions—everything from her trip to Paris, to a night at a football game, has been chronicled. There is even a section of the blog devoted to her wedding, and all the outfits that accompanied it.

Unlike some blogs that attempt to be only high fashion, What I Wore is easy to read and the styles shown are easy to wear. Jessica easily mixes designer pieces with thrift items, creating a unique and seemingly effortless style. She frequently discusses thrift shopping and she describes New York City thrift shop Beacon’s Closet as a “Mecca”.The blog is laid out well. It is easy to scroll through the hundreds of featured outfits, and Jessica’s writing style is both fun and easy to read.

Although fun and funky, the featured clothes are still extremely wearable. Many of the outfits have a vintage feel, all while maintaining their modernity. Most of the dresses she wears are from ModCloth, an online women’s apparel store that sells contemporary pieces with avintage feel.

Jessica snapped her first daily outfit picture May 5, 2007, according to the blog. What I Wore then began in 2008. Jessica worked as a fashion designer after college, but she now blogs full time.“I found myself spending more time thinking about and working on What I Wore and decided to passionately pursue it,” she said on the blog.

Jessica’s book, What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style, came out last year.

-Micki Fahner

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