Local Spotlight: Jackie Mewbourne
Each month I have the honor of writing a specific fashion topic that includes outfit ideas and style inspiration. This issue, I was asked to share a little about me to each of you and how these articles have come to life over the past year.
Growing up in an upscale Dallas neighborhood during my high school years set the tone for my love of fashion. I lived in a single-parent home and money was tight. I wanted the same brands and designer labels that my friends’ parents could afford but had to do so on a budget. I often used the paychecks from my after-school job to buy new clothes and kept magazine clippings of my favorite outfits as a shopping guide. Remixing items into new outfits helped expand my wardrobe and also paved the way to finding my own personal style.
“Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever” – Ralph Lauren
My fascination with fashion turned into a double major in college and a corporate retail career that spanned more than 10 years, in three cities and international travel to countries like Korea, China and India.
After a move to Hendersonville, I left the fashion industry to enjoy being a full-time mom. My love of the style world never really left me. For the past eight years, I’ve had the privilege of working and continue to work as a personal wardrobe stylist, a fashion blogger, freelance writer, an ambassador for Reese Witherspoon’s store, Draper James and, most recently, a proud co-owner to a small online boutique called My Style Scoop.
My passion is to teach women (and men) how to build versatile wardrobes as well as how to wear trends at any size, age and/or budget. Fashion can be intimidating, but I want women to have fun with trying new things and not take it so seriously. Personal style is how you introduce yourself to the world and you can create a stylish footprint at any stage of life. At the end of the day, every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful no matter what.
“Life is short, make every outfit count.” – author unknown
To get you started on the journey to a more stylish you, I’m including a few fall trends to get your new and improved wardrobe started.
Florals are not just for spring and summer. A floral can actually be one of the most versatile pieces in your closet if you play your cards right. Wear with denim for a casual look or during the work week with a classic black pant.
Blush floral peplum—$58 at My Style Scoop
Black embroidered floral peplum—$68 at My Style Scoop
Velvet is making a comeback and it’s going to be in full force this fall from tops and outerwear pieces to shoes and accessories. Don’t force velvet into outfits for dressy occasions. Play it down for casual looks with boyfriend jeans and graphic tees.
Velvet tennis shoes—Tretron, $78, available at Anthropologie
Velvet heels—Seychelles, $138, available at Anthropologie
Velvet blazer – $98 available at My Style Scoop
Color Crush – Red
Red is one of those colors that looks good on all skin tones. It instantly transforms a basic outfit and is a wonderful companion to pretty much all its peers on the color wheel.
V-neck sleeveless blouse—$32 at My Style Scoop
Ruffle trim halter—$32 at My Style Scoop
You can find Jackie and her business partner Nicole Sindle at:
IG: @MyStyleScoop or @JackieMewbourne