Womenswear Wednesdays: Actress Jessica Reid's print and color style
All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
It's not often that people can mix patterns and do it right -- which is why we were so happy to spot Los Angeles-based actress Jessica Reid. And as it turns out, she likes to make people happy with her look. Read on to learn where she shops and what inspires her personal style.
Spotted at: 17th and Glenarm streets.
Profession: I am an actor. I'm also a server and work at a gym.
Favorite film: Anything Meryl Steep does. I like Sophie's Choice.
2013 jam: Anything by James Blake. I really love "Retrograde."
Style inspirations/icons: Everything from animals and the people I love in my life. I love colors and prints.
Favorite color: Pink, purple and rainbow.
Favorite accessory: Hats. I have a bunch. I had to get rid of some when I moved recently. I have at least twenty hats. I have a Smokey the Bear hat, beanies and snap-backs, fedoras and even a cowboy hat and sombrero.
Style mantra: I have to feel good. If I feel good, I'll look good. I like to dress with purpose. I try on lots of clothes until one fits.
Shops at: Thrift stores, the Goodwill, Target and Forever 21. I like Jet Rag in L.A.; vintage stores are good. I do zero online shopping because I like to feel the clothes and see them in person.
"I make cut-off shirts but don't do that many alterations," says Reid on her vintage finds. One of which is this fanny pack, which has an acid-wash finish.
"Wear what makes you happy. If it puts a smile on my face, I'm hoping it will put a smile on other people's faces," Reid explains. Here she sports cheetah-print pants with spotless maroon-colored Converse.
Style analysis: Reid displays fun, casual fashion on her visit to Denver; we can take a few notes from her style. She tops her layers -- ending with a purple sweater -- with a floral-print hat. Working with the darker tones of the color wheel -- blue, purple and deep red -- she fuses five patterns into her look. Floral, horse, unicorn, acid wash and cheetah all create a melting pot of color and fun.
Always make people smile with your fashion, Denver.
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