A much anticipated post in our 'Women in the Know' series: a chat with the super stylish Jennifer Wrynne!
A long time collaborator with the brand, we're so grateful to busy Mum & Milliner Jennifer for taking the time to share with us some of her best style tips. A regular at Ladies Days and international Race meetings, she knows a thing or 2 about accessorising, timeless style & how to plan a winning look!
Be sure to take a look at her stunning hat designs https://www.jenniferwrynne.com
and follow her on Instagram for a behind the scenes insight to daily life and all things fashion https://www.instagram.com/jenniferwrynne/?hl=en
1. You always look so polished! What are your top tips for looking so elegant? especially when getting ready time is limited!
Aww thank you so much!
I’m not sure if those lovely compliments are fully true but thank you so much.
I love a look to be fully complete from head to toe. I always think of Kate Middleton and how she dresses. From her hair style to the polish on her toenails, she always looks immaculate from head to toe. While I am nothing like Kate Middleton (!), I love to pay attention to every detail as much as possible as I feel an outfit isn’t complete without the little details.
(Jennifer in our Serena frill dress https://8thsign.com/collections/white-collection/products/serena-twist-frill-midi )
2. What’s the best way to plan your look for Ladies Day? Do you start with your outfit, headpieces or accessories?
I always start with the outfit and work my accessories around it. I’m in the fortunate position where I can make a hat to compliment my outfit so I can play around with different colours & styles. Once I have my hat made, I then choose shoes and a bag.
My jewellery is usually quite minimal when I’m wearing a hat as I like quite decorative hats so there’s never much need for both.
(Jennifer in a range of stunning outfits for Galway Races 2021)
3. What’s your favourite type of Occasion look? Do you love jumpsuits as well as dresses?
Oh yes, I’m a huge jumpsuit fan!
My favourite occasion look is usually something bright and colourful. I love structured dresses - Something with perhaps shoulder pads or peplum detailing. I also love detail - whether it’s lace, feathers, applique, I always like a dress with extra touches (Hence why I love the 8th sign dresses so much!). I also have to feel comfortable in what I’m wearing - Fabrics which are good quality, figure flattering and complimentary to my body shape.
( Jennifer in our Vivienne feather dress https://8thsign.com/collections/white-collection/products/vivienne-feather-trim-puff-shoulder-midi-dres-ivory )
We're so lucky to work with this stylish & genuine lady, who was a loyal customer of The 8th Sign before we started to work together - here's a few more of her elegantly styled looks in our designs, particularly the black Bardot dress
- which we had to relaunch after she wore it & there was so much demand! Renamed the 'Jennifer Bardot' (now sold out again!!)
Shop the NEW IN pieces she wore most recently here: https://8thsign.com/collections/new-in-1
and the Forest Green version of the 'Jennifer Bardot' dress here: https://8thsign.com/collections/sale/products/copy-of-pre-order-jennifer-bardot-maxi-forest-green