A Week Of Outfits With Style Blogger Jeneice Thompson
The Good Trade's Week of Outfits Series highlights women that have personally inspired us to shop and live with intention! Each woman takes her own unique approach slow fashion and demonstrates how beautifully sustainable fashion can come to life. Today we're excited to share a week of outfits from Jeneice Thompson, an actress and conscious style blogger!
// ABOUT JENEICE //
Location | Los Angeles, CA
Job | Multiple roles at Pavemint (a greentech startup)
Where To Find Her | Her Instagram and her website
Favorite Brand | I mostly buy Reformation or secondhand items from Crossroads Trading Co., but I wouldn’t say I have a favorite
Like many of the other amazing women featured in this series, my relationship to style started in childhood. For me, it was the positive feedback from teachers that motivated me initially, then it was the need to fix my mom’s wardrobe (since she had so much to say about mine). Eventually, things led to me getting a personal stylist job. And, since I tend to obsess about my work, I learned as much as I could about quality brands and garment care.
I came across sustainable and ethical fashion as a result of my partner sharing all the things he was learning. I had always cared about the environment, but I had no idea how much fashion was impacting it before then. He actually started my blog to give me a creative outlet that I was desperately needing at the time and from there I decided to use it as a platform to model a more conscious approach to fashion.
My approach to sustainable fashion is to just have fun with it. I think often times the more we care about something, the more we can push people away from it. And if we’re serious about making sustainable and ethical fashion the new normal, the less people we put off, the better.
A few of my co-workers and I participate in Mom Jean Monday. With the exception of my Matt & Nat bag, everything in this look is secondhand. My authentic vintage Levi's and platform cork shoes are both products of my patience. It took me two years to find the right jeans and nine months for these shoes.
I like to follow the lowkey vibes from Monday with some high-key fierceness on Tuesday. This look also took a long time to actualize, five years in total, but I loved holding onto my garments long enough for it to come together.
Secondhand top from Crossroads
Secondhand shoes from Crossroads
On Wednesdays we wear pink. Hehe, I’m kinda kidding… pink is not the requirement, however, at my office, Wednesdays are our meeting days. So I tend to wear an outfit more on the professional comfort side.
I tend to treat Thursdays like the new Fridays because I like to enjoy my environment and most social spots are too packed for me to hang out with friends on a Friday. So I get as formal as a three-piece denim suit to dance, play games, and hang out.
I’ve had a few birthday parties to attend this month, so I’ve been able to dress up more than usual. This look was inspired by Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow. Thankfully, all my friends know how much I love movies, acting, and dressing up.
Weekends are a good time to see and be seen, so my weekend looks are important to me. I like to put together eye-catching looks that will make people want to stop me and ask about what I’m wearing. This yellow bodysuit brought in the eyes while my linen seersucker skirt started the conversations. (This actually happened three times in this outfit.)
There’s nothing like throwing on a dress to feel my best on a Sunday, which is usually my time to realign for the coming week. I chose this one for a restorative day at the Getty.