12.18.2011

Jane By Design Challenge 2: Style Icon

Despite technical difficulties with the video for Challenge 1, my boss, Gray Chandler Murray, gave me another shot with Challenge 2. Armed with a white t-shirt and fabric markers I was asked to design a shirt representative of my style icon. While I don't admire one person's style above the rest, there are women with strong sense of self, confidence and upbeat personalities who have great style that I admire for their public presence.  One of these women is Reese Witherspoon; her classic, casual style is indicative of her happy demeanor and no-fuss approach to life.  Not to mention, she's a fellow shorty with a love of ice cream, running and great handbags!  Reese always looks great, whether it be in jeans and sandals, or in well-cut, brightly colored sheaths for the red carpet.




I wanted to design a shirt Reese would wear, so I modeled my shirt after one of her many striped tops. I chose classic colors like navy and red and added light blue as a nod to her love of chambray and denim.



I made a braided necklace from several cut up t-shirts I had in my fabric bin, and added a long silver necklace since Reese tends to layer long necklaces in her casual looks.  I completed my t-shirt with a leather cross-body bag, sunglasses, flowy linen skirt, cardigan and simple, yet chic flats because Reese is often photographed wearing all of the above.




Sweet readers I'm curious, who inspires your look? Your mother or grandmother? A celebrity or athlete?  A fellow blogger? I would love to hear who's style you admire. Shout it out over on Jane By Design's Facebook page and/or if you like what I did, say it over on the Facebook wall too!  

Stay tuned tomorrow for a few quick candy recipes for last minute presents!

16 comments:

Outside Looking In said...

I LOVE your t-shirt and the way you styled it! NICE JOB!

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

Nnenna said...

Reese Witherspoon has great classic style, which I really like. My celebrity style icon is Zoe Saldana- I think I would wear everything that she wears!

star-crossed smile

Style Journey said...

You did a great job with the challenge. Your necklace is so cool! Reese Witherspoon is a favorite of mine too. Heather

Sini said...

Omg, LOVED what you did with the shirt - great job Cara!

jas said...

I love her look too :)

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

Sage said...

Super cute! I didn't know Crayola made fabric markers. I haven't colored on a T shirt since high school, but you made this look fun. I like Reese's style a lot too, especially that gorgeous blue dress.

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Beautiful tee! I am following you. IAlso, I got a giveaway at my blog and I would love you to enter! <3<3

threadsandbuttons said...

I my goodness! I love Reese so much. Not only do I admire her style (oh and hair... SERIOUSLY always love her hair), but she seems to have such a strong sweet personality :)

Laura Go said...

oh my gosh, Cara! this looks so totally cute! I love how easy it was to do, but it still looks so super chic!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

silvergirl said...

you did a great job with the challenge and i could so see Reese wearing something like this
brett

Krystal said...

i LOVE that shirt, what a fun idea, good job!

The Sweet Cupcaker said...

I love your choice!! I can imagine it on her right now! Reese is the perfect style person because she loves simple pieces but somehow makes them special. I feel I'm always stuck between her style and Zooey Deschanel. Love the post!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

ooh i freaking love this! i may have to go make a tee too!

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Bravoe Runway said...

Hmmm who is my style icon? I'd have to say Victoria Beckham! I love what you did to the tee, the stripes and the skirt look fantastic together!

So simply chic said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! But I am feeling much better. You have such talent, jeeze I wish I could imagine something like this!!

Xoxo

http://sosimplychic.blogspot.com/

SassyUptownChic said...

I adore Reese Witherspoon! Her style is simplistic and stylish! You did a great job on that top Cara! Love the colors you used. Hmmm, I love Jason Wu's designs. Not really a persons style. :)
http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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