Quad Style: Jess Mora
Now that the cool temperatures are here to stay, we talked with Chicago native Jess about how she doesn't let the cold weather thwart her style.
Hey Jess, who's your biggest fashion inspiration?
It's definitely a tie between Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne. They both have a great sense of style and aren't afraid to start their own trends. Both on and off the runway, they can pull off anything.
How would you describe your style?
I would say it's a mixture of 90's and contemporary wear. One of my favorite outfits is a pair of denim overalls paired with open heel heels. It makes me feel very retro, but also very much in season. I have also been trying to get into more Mexican style prints. I love the way they look and it makes me smile when I carry a part of my culture with me like that.
What is your go-to outfit, and where do you like to shop?
That really depends on the season. For the fall, I absolutely love wearing leggings, sweater dresses, boots, and a parka if necessary. It's not only really comfortable, but also perfect for the windy Chicago falls.
Since I love mixing and matching items, I enjoy shopping at a bunch of different places to get a variety of pieces. Some of my favorites include Crossroads (a really great and inexpensive thrift store located around Chicago - check it out!), Francesca's, Nordstrom Rack, Express, Forever 21, and TJ Maxx.
What's your favorite trend this season, and what's something you're trying to get trending?
Blanket Scarves! They are my absolute favorite. They make me feel very warm and cozy for the entire day. The scarves I own also have very colorful patterns on them, so I adore the pop of color that I get when I wear them. It really brightens my day.
Recently, I've been trying to bring back the denim on denim trend. I know it's very 90's, but I still think it looks cool. I'm a very 90's girl on the inside, so that might be why I'm very into those kinds of styles.
What's something you wish you could pull off?
I wish I could pull off turtle necks. It's one of those things that are perfect to wear in the fall and winter, but I can never get it to look good on me (note from the editor: this is not true - multiple people attest to the fact that Jess can pull of turtle necks!!). I currently only own one turtle neck and I wear it sparingly. I'm not in love with the way it looks on me. Yet.
What do you think is the most important part of any look?
Confidence. You can wear anything, just rock your look with confidence. It's the best accessory.
All images courtesy of Gabe Barrón