Jenna Dewan-Tatum at LAX

Posted on January 16, 2014

In the early morning light, as we were going over the wire services and picking out pictures for the day, this look really jumped out at us. Obviously, it’s not because it’s some sort of fashion-forward, jaw-dropping diva look. What it is…

Jenna Dewan-Tatum departing on a flight at LAX airport.

… is perfectly, classically, effortlessly chic. Except for the booties, which we don’t love, everything about this look is classic chic street style and workable on a wide range of women, in age, type and size.

Having said that (WARNING: OBVIOUS TANGENTIAL DISCUSSION POINT INSERTION), one of the things about style books that we really don’t like is the tendency for style writers to hand women a shopping list of items she’s supposed to have in her closet. These usually include a trench coat, and you can see from the above why a look like this is a relatively easy one to teach women to put together if they’re in need of guidance. But the fact of the matter is, not every woman lives in a climate or has a day-to-day life that would require a trench coat  – or a pencil skirt, or a good cardigan, or a white blouse, or dark skinny jeans, or any of the other items that tend to pop up again and again on these lists.  Style, to us, isn’t a list of items you check off one by one until you reach your goal. That’s really not how it works. And it damn sure isn’t about conforming or wearing the same thing everyone else has in their closet.

Not that we’re accusing Miss Jenna of such a thing. She really does look great, and this look obviously suits her and her life. Except for the booties. She should really rethink those.

Also, this is the EPITOME of a “Be me” outfit.



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