Remember When It Used To Be Warm?

Worn to WORN: Jenna Wornette dressed somewhere between "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and "Bewitched"

What inspired this outfit?
I was going for loungy, light and dream-like. It was really hot out that day, so I wanted to be comfortable, but still fashionable and a little eccentric. Most of my clothes are second hand – looking like they were made somewhere between the ’60s, and the ’80s. I like the colours, prints and the attitudes associated with those times.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
My dress is from the Salvation Army across the street from the old WORN office. It was under $10, which automatically makes it a great item. I love the quilted panel and the slight point in the seams of the chest – darted busts intrigue me. The colours are amazing and the print is genius – it’s the wings of butterflies.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe. This is a dress to take drugs in, if I’ve ever seen one.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
Endora, Samantha’s mother on Bewitched. It has the retro housedress vibe to it, and my recently dyed black hair has a witchy feel to it.

outfit credits // Dress, earrings and bracelet are thrifted from the Salvation Army, shoes by Betsy Johnson.

photography // Hailey Siracky

Sofia Is Zig Zag Awesome

What our assistant publisher Sofia Luu wore to WORN

What inspired this outfit?
I worked the outfit around my shirt and tights. I had to dress up for Halloween later and my costume involved the shirt and tights I was wearing. As a commuter, I have to be careful with what I wear and consider all possible scenarios.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
I received the watch for Christmas last year. For a long time I had a bad habit of purchasing watches, wearing them for a short while and then when the novelty of something new wore off, retiring them from my wrists forever. My mom guessed it would take a week for my bad habit to kick in with this one, but she was wrong and I wear it every day now. Without it, I feel naked.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
Lizzie Garrett Miller’s Tomboy Style. Miller’s book and blog have been a reliable source of inspiration for me for a while now.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I have a feeling that Ursina Gysi would wear this on her day off.

outfit credits // skirt > H&M, shirt & jacket > thrifted at Value Village, shoes > vintage Roots, watch > vintage from ebay

photography // Zoe Vos

Worn to WORN: Jill est Très Chic

What inspired this outfit?
Classic starlets (hello Brigitte Bardot, Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn and Edie Sedgwick) have inspired my love affair with stripes. I think I must own at least a dozen striped shirts and this has become my go-to look. I am probably destined to be a jailbird.

Tell me about one of the items you are wearing.
My watch was a gift from someone who traveled often, and it allowed me to keep track of the time in both of our time zones. Sometimes I change the black dial to wherever I want to be in the world.

What is the best book to read in this outfit?
This outfit makes me feel as if I should be in Paris, and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway makes me feel the same way. Hemingway depicts his life in Paris so beautifully; I think if I were to jump into the pages in this outfit I would feel right at home.

What style icon would wear this outfit?
I think Brigitte Bardot would approve of my stripes and bow! She may have even had the same iPhone case if they had been invented in the ’60s—as she once said, “I really am a cat transformed into a woman: I purr, I scratch, and sometimes I bite.”

Outfit credits: Skirt from Topshop, Shirt from Zara, Watch was a gift, Shoes from Urban Outfitters, Bow from American Apparel.

photos by Hailey Siracky

Worn to WORN: Katie Nails It

What inspired this outfit?
I mostly wear black, but it was an exceptionally warm day, so I decided to put on this new (old) skirt from 69 Vintage which flows in the breeze really nicely. I was also going to a fashion show that evening, so I wanted to wear something a bit different from what I usually wear.

Tell me about one of the items you’re wearing.
My leather tote is from Joe Fresh and it’s my favourite thing these days. It’s perfect for packing magazines and lunches, which I bring to work daily.

What’s the best book to read in this outfit?
Hmm… I think this skirt is sort of romantic, so maybe something like My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead, which is a collection of love stories edited by Jeffrey Eugenides, or The Marriage Plot, whichever.

Shopping Credits
Shirt from Fawn, skirt from 69 Vintage, silver collar from Bicyclette, tote from Joe Fresh, bracelet by Jenny Bird, and clogs and sunglasses from Chasse Gardée [R.I.P. :(:(:(].

photography // Serah-Marie McMahon