A Collected Style Feature: Jessica Quirk
Jessica Quirk has been interested in style since she first learned how to sew in grade school. Dressing to look and feel her best was a skill that led Quirk to a career in fashion design, and ultimately to building her personal style blog, What I Wore.
Now an internationally known blogger with over a million monthly page views, Jessica continues to embrace this “Look Good, Feel Good” philosophy. Her daily posts on What I Wore offer advice and inspiration for putting together outfits that help women feel confident, positive, and ready to take on the world.
In her blog and in her book, What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style, Jessica distinguishes “style” from “fashion,” explaining that it doesn’t take a lot of money or designer labels to be well dressed. Her “Real-World Chic” approach has resonated with readers of Martha Steward Living, Glamour, Shape, Marie Clare, Time Out New York, The Wall Street Journal, and other major media outlets in which she has been featured.
What I Wore has enjoyed a number of successful creative partnerships with brands like Coach, Timex, DKNY, Lancôme, Payless ShoeSource, MNG by Mango, and ModCloth. Recently, Jessica has designed products for Ann Taylor LOFT and Kodak Gallery. She also works with advertisers in clearly marked sections of her website, but Jessica does not accept or promote free merchandise and only blogs about items she personally loves and pays for.
Most importantly, she says, her style principles apply equally in fashion capitals like New York or London and smaller towns like Bloomington, Indiana, where she currently lives. What she most loves hearing from readers is that they have been able to take her ideas and use them to boost the quality of their everyday lives.