Jenna Lyons Tells Us How She Pulled Her CFDA Outfit Together at the Last Minute

We always look forward to seeing what our style crush Jenna Lyons wears to formal events. She never fails to mix J.Crew with high fashion in a way that seems effortless and just, well, cool. Our friends over at The Cut were keen on Lyons being the desperately needed "wild card" of the CFDA Awards last night, especially since style icon award recipient Johnny Depp wouldn't be there to grace it with a pinstriped vest, a fedora, and thousands of man-cessories. Luckily Jenna was sitting right in front of us during the awards so we got a good look at her striped sequined pants, printed periwinkle silk blouse and navy blazer. So how does she feel about being a buzzed about fashion person to watch?
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We always look forward to seeing what our style crush Jenna Lyons wears to formal events. She never fails to mix J.Crew with high fashion in a way that seems effortless and just, well, cool. Our friends over at The Cut were keen on Lyons being the desperately needed "wild card" of the CFDA Awards last night, especially since style icon award recipient Johnny Depp wouldn't be there to grace it with a pinstriped vest, a fedora, and thousands of man-cessories. Luckily Jenna was sitting right in front of us during the awards so we got a good look at her striped sequined pants, printed periwinkle silk blouse and navy blazer. So how does she feel about being a buzzed about fashion person to watch?
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We always look forward to seeing what our style crush Jenna Lyons wears to formal events. She never fails to mix J.Crew with high fashion in a way that seems effortless and just, well, cool. Our friends over at The Cut were keen on Lyons being the desperately needed "wild card" of the CFDA Awards last night, especially since style icon award recipient Johnny Depp wouldn't be there to grace it with a pinstriped vest, a fedora, and thousands of man-cessories.

Luckily Jenna was sitting right in front of us during the awards so we got a good look at her striped sequined pants, printed periwinkle silk blouse and navy blazer.

So how does she feel about being a buzzed about fashion person to watch? "I was shocked to see something on New York Magazine," she told us. "I didn't actually think about [my outfit] until this morning and then I was like, 'I probably need to think a little harder.'"

But, but! How does she always manage to mix and match to such quirky cool perfection? Especially sans planning? "Well, I'm not so good if I plan because then I think about it too much and I over think it," she confessed, rattling off what she was wearing last night ("J.Crew, J.Crew, J.Crew, Celine" [Ed. note: I'd like to be able to say that about my outfits someday]).

Turns out her CFDA look was really down to the wire. "I was thinking what looks cute that I can have tailored before six o'clock," she said. "I had the pants tailored today because they were a little big on me. We have an in house tailor and I called and said, 'You know I haven't actually figured out what I'm wearing so can we have somebody standing by'...The pants were delivered to my house as I was finishing my hair and make up."