As lifestyle blogger Jordan Blackwell says on her website, she wants you to live (and dress for) your best life. The metro Detroit transplant’s blog, Lil Miss JB Style, started as an outlet from her job as an automotive engineer and has become a destination for multifaceted women seeking outfit inspiration for whatever their days may bring. She frequently posts tips for styling everything from cozy-chic loungewear and monochromatic ensembles to knee-high snakeskin boots and zebra print shackets (i.e. shirt-jackets). You’ll also find insights about her skin care routine, favorite local haunts, workouts, and travels.
Here, Blackwell dishes on where to shop and shoot photos, and what you really should add to your summer wardrobe.
Personal style: It’s functional yet fun. I’ve always tried to [wear] something that I’m going to be able to move in and live life in, but also stuff that is a little more expressive, you know? So, it’s not just muted colors. I like patterns, prints, colors, and things like that. [Also,] I think a really big part of my style is, I don’t just want to wear this once; I want to wear this for the next couple months, the next couple of years.
Favorite shops and brands: Oh, ASOS — all my friends can tell you. H&M definitely is another favorite brand. I’ve gotten a little more into Revolve because they have one-off pieces and some good jewelry. Right down the street from me in Royal Oak, there’s Pitaya. I find myself shopping there like every week. Former Vintage [in Royal Oak] has really good shoes. Recently I’ve been getting into shoes and I’m just like, “So you’re going to take all my money because you have really good sneakers.” And then Bird Bee [in Detroit] — I usually pick up a piece at least every time I’m in there.
Summer style predictions: This summer is all about bralettes, crop tops, and cut-outs. Those are the three things I’m seeing everywhere. And the nice thing about them is you can wear them with anything — like your shorts or you can wear with some jeans or if you’ve got some nice wide-leg pants. My hack is sports bras that have padding. Layered under like a nice button-up or even a good see-through duster.
Fave photoshoot spots: There’s a wall across from Atomic Coffee on Main Street [in Royal Oak]; I don’t know why, but that’s my favorite wall. Recently, I’ve been into parking structures and I’m mad that I’m just now getting into them. I also like to do Belle Isle because early in the morning you can get some alone time.
Top travel experience: It was me and my mom — we went to Mexico and went swimming with whale sharks. It was just so ridiculously cool.
Check out Blackwell’s blog at lilmissjbstyle.com.
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