Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

Beauty editor Jenny Jin, who lives in New Jersey with her fiancé, has figured out her fall-to-winter uniform. “If I were a cartoon character, I’d be wearing a cozy sweater and skirt,” she laughs. Here are five outfits she wore in a week…

Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

Sweater: similar. Skirt: Madewell. Shoes: Zara. Bracelet: Roxanne Assoulin, similar.

“My friends have a running joke that if there’s a long dress or flowy skirt, I own it. It’s my go-to uniform. From October to April, I wear some combination of this outfit at least three days a week.”

Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

Sweatshirt: Etre Cecile. Skirt: Moon River. Booties: Stuart Weitzman.

“I’ve been seeing leopard print everywhere this year, and I like that this skirt has a subtle side slit, which gives it good movement. When it comes to shoes, I rarely buy them and then I wear each pair to the ground. I got these from Stuart Weitzman a couple years ago, and I get them resoled every season to help extend the wear. They have a nice heel but they’re walkable — I call them my sensible heels.”

Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

Sweater: Everlane. Jeans: Levi’s. Bracelet: Roxanne Assoulin, similar. Scarf: Madewell.

“I’ve worn culottes with this sweater so many times. I’m very short — 5′ 1 ½” (that half inch is important!) — and cropped shirts are great for petite ladies. And then the accent with the scarf. I love a scarf! Small, big, printed, solid, love them all.”

Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

Dress: Apiece Apart. Shoes: Zara.

“I’m a big fan of Rent the Runway, where you have a membership to borrow clothes. That’s how I ended up with this long flowy dress — I rented it so much that I ended up buying when it went on sale. This is my power look. I know that if I put it on, it will make me feel confident. With the billowing sleeves and a tie waist, it’s the dress that I get the most compliments on. In terms of cost per wear, it was my best purchase this year.”

Week of Outfits: Jenny Jin

“I was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, just before my thirtieth birthday. It was synovial sarcoma, which showed up as a lump in my collarbone that just wouldn’t go away. It’s very rare and I’m just so lucky that I caught it early. I did several rounds of chemo and lost my hair, which was one of the hardest things. It was very important to me to find a wig that felt like me. They even cut bangs and did highlights to make it match my real hair! Looking back, I think that was my way of trying to have some semblance of control over the situation. It was so empowering to get a wig and also empowering to go out in public with a buzz cut. Now I’ve been cancer free since December 2017.”

Sweater: English Factory. Pants: J.Crew. Earrings: My Poetry, similar. Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood.

“My experience with cancer has definitely made me a more aware, grateful person. I spent my adolescence and twenties nitpicking the things I disliked about my body. Mostly, I hated that my legs were so stocky. What I didn’t realize was how lucky I was to have such strong legs. Legs that would carry me up my fifth floor walkup after long days of chemo. Legs that allowed me to stand and walk shortly after surgery, which sped up my recovery altogether. Legs that are getting ready to cross the finish line of the New York City marathon this year. I am finally at a place where I appreciate my body as it is.”

Thank you, Jenny!

P.S. More women share their weeks of outfits, including a Seattle consultant and a Brooklyn nutritionist.

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo.)