Philadelphia-based Jo-Lynne Shane blogs about fashion on her website, and also shares her outfits on Instagram. She is a Modern Classic dresser who enjoys wearing neutrals and sporty jeans. For special occasions, Jo-Lynne likes to pull out all the stops with fab dressy dresses. Her style is relatable, minimal, polished, and casual with the occasional sporty touch.
“I describe my style as polished, modern, and understated. I live a casual lifestyle, and denim is a year ’round staple in my wardrobe. I prefer clean lines and minimal but thoughtfully chosen accessories. I would say over the last five years, I’ve really come into my own as far as my personal style is concerned. I know what looks best on me, and I feel confident about putting together outfits that make me feel like the best version of myself.”
Jo-Lynne has paired mid-wash blue jeans with a sage green chunky ribbed-knit sweater. At first sight, the henley neckline with oversized buttons gives it the appearance of a cardigan, which makes for an interesting visual effect. Semi-tucking the slouchy sweater lengthens the leg line from the hips up, and gives us a glimpse of a cognac belt. The cropped straight jeans showcase taupe high-shaft, block-heeled booties. A beige pebbled leather tote with thin black handles echoes but doesn’t match the taupe footwear. Dainty silver necklaces, dangly earrings, and soft pink lipstick complete this casual denim look.
Jo-Lynne combines Soft Edge with punchy colour in this polished casual look. She is wearing black cropped kick flares with raw hem and an eyelet blouse in eye-catching magenta. The ruffled collar and eyelet fabric add textural interest, as does the black neoprene woven tote. Black wedge slides match the jeans, and bookend our blogger’s sleek dark hair. A chunky silver chain-link bracelet, chain-link ring and hoop earrings also contribute to the Soft Edge vibe.
The navy slub-knit sleeveless sheath dress is the star of the show in this elegant date night look. The drapey wrap style adds movement, while the matching tie-belt accentuates the waistline. The V-neckline is filled with a gold chain-link necklace and white pearls that add lightness. A structured chalk bag picks up the white. The gold hardware is repeated in our blogger’s dressy metallic ankle-strap sandals with on-trend high block heel. Red nail polish and dark rosy lippy finish off the look.
This is a lovely example of Angie’s Summer Simplicity Outfit Formula. Jo-Lynne is wearing on-trend white ‘70s flares and a flutter-sleeve split-neck top with ruffled collar and dainty floral print. The brown top is a little unexpected and works marvelously with our blogger’s dark brown hair. Tucking the top showcases the high-rise and lengthens the leg line from the hips up. Beige platform sandals come peeking out from under the new shorter full-length jeans. Jo-Lynne keeps the accessories neutral with a small taupe bag that matches the footwear. Oversized sunnies and big hoop earrings add polished glam.
Crisp white roll-cuff denim shorts and a fun sleeveless graphic tee form the basis for this casual high-Summer look. The sunny orange vintage-style Grateful Dead graphic illustration adds colourful playfulness. Toffee leather flat sandals with interlocking vamp straps dress up the outfit and create textural interest. A large pebbled-leather tote in chalk with gold hardware matches the shorts and brings structure to the look. Large rattan teardrop earrings play up the relaxed Summer vibe.
Jo-Lynne tops off a simple tee and jeans outfit with a utility jacket in greyed-out khaki. She’s tucked the white V-neck pocket tee into mid-wash high-waist cropped jeans. The just-slouchy-enough tee adds drapey nonchalance and draws attention to the gold coin layered necklace. The soft utility jacket is a great lightweight topper for mild Spring or Summer weather. Block-heeled platform sandals with criss-cross vamp straps in a nude-for-her neutral add height. A structured toffee tote, silver bracelet, watch, and glam oversized sunies are the accessories of choice.