Silver Lining Gets Styled
A couple months ago we hatched the idea to collaborate with Bay Area personal style consultant Jalyn Tani Lang on a Silver Lining styling session. I met Jalyn years ago through her daughter, a close friend of mine from grad school, and was immediately struck by how impeccably she bridged the sartorial gap between accessibility and elegance. As a stylist, Jalyn's experience, knowledge and strong instincts make for a solid business, but she also brings two secret weapons: A) she loves her job and B) she is a lovely person! (For proof of both, check out our Q&A.)
Jalyn's general approach to fashion—that it should reflect the individuality of the wearer—pairs well with our motto, "It's What's Inside that Counts," and we were thrilled when she agreed to filter Silver Lining through her discerning eye.
For this shoot, Jalyn chose to style the Fitzgerald Trench three ways, using her client, real estate agent Anja Plowright as model. To complete the outfits, Jalyn pulled separates and accessories from Anja's own wardrobe (which she helped to build) as well as the Silver Lining collection. We followed along and documented the process to share and inspire you!
For more about Jalyn and the styling services she offers, visit jaytani.com. You can also follow her on Facebook to stay up-to-date with her seasonal trend reports, which are insightful and always spot-on.
Look 1: Gallery Hop
An outfit fit for an afternoon perusing galleries should be casual (you'll be on your feet for hours) and polished (you are entering gallerista land after all). What we learned: The trench creates serious structure on the outside, so don't be afraid to pair it with a bright bag and colorful tank to add a fun, flattering pop of color. (Click through images for more.)
Look 2: Headed to the Office
As a realtor, it's important for Anja to look chic and have a bag roomy enough to carry paperwork and devices. What we learned: You may be headed to work, but your accessories should be working for you: Simply unzipping the side panels of the Bourgie shoulder bag instantly pulls together the blues in the bag, necklace, and dress. (Click through images for more.)
Look 3: Night Out
Jalyn switched to the Fitzgerald in black for its sleeker, evening vibe, pairing it with the Kahlo Clutch in Midnight. But printed leather leggings and a mustard top ensure that this is no boring head-to-toe black outfit. What we learned: Mixing textures and patterns works when you keep an eye on the overall palette. (Click through images for more.)