As the temperatures slowly begin to rise, those comfy layers that have been keeping us warm all winter long will soon drop to our closet floors. With a new season comes a new wardrobe, and who better to advise us on what items are worth spending our hard-earned money on than Jen The Pen?
The Love And Hip Hop star takes pride in having dressed herself all season long, and has a documented knack for mixing high and low pieces to satisfy all budgets. For her weekly contribution to the VH1 blog, Jen aims to help us navigate the pretty pastels and stackable accessories permeating store windows this spring. As always, take it away, Jen! Read more…
Spring is in the air!!! Finally!!! Who doesn’t love this time of the year?? Packing up those down jackets, big sweaters and Ugg boots to replace them with feather light tops, bright colors, and the perfect open-toed shoe! I anticipate this time of year all winter long–I woke up this morning opened some windows, let the fresh air in, and started my “spring cleaning,” and with it comes the need for new clothes. So what better time than now to bring you Jen The Pens Top Ten Spring Must-Haves?
1. BOMBER JACKET
I know what you’re thinking, “Really, Jen?” Yes, ladies! A bomber jacket! And let me tell you why: a bomber jacket is unexpected, and you never want to be just a “basic chick” out here. Match a great patterned bomber with either an oversized or fitted tee, a skinny jean or fitted pair of sweatpants (find these at Zara), a bold pump, and you’re out the door looking everything but basic!
Try: thisiscorey.com for the “Francine Bomber Jacket” ($196) or Zara for the “Embroided Bomber Jacket” ($199)
2. PRINTED TWILL PANTS
NYC high fashion designer Derek Lam teamed up with Kohl’s to bring us an affordable collection of cute tops, dresses, and pants. All the pieces are bold; graphic prints which debut in Kohl’s in April. I’m a huge fan of Derek Lam and the twill printed pants are the perfect from work to happy hour attire. And for only $54 you can’t go wrong!
3. LADIES STYLED FLOPPY FEDORA
We all have those days when we just don’t know what to put on. What’s great about a hat like this is it does all the work. To me it’s the perfect statement piece; it’s the last thing you put on, and the first thing people see. I purchase all my hats from New York’s oldest hat shop, JJ Hat Center, located at 310 5th Ave. Tell owner Marc Williamson that Jen The Pen sent you!