Judging by her clothing style outside of the show, we’re guessing Zooey Deschanel has a lot to do with the quirky, ultra feminine looks her character Jess dawns in New Girl. We find the pattern mixing, high-waisted skirts and bright ballet flats a refreshing approach to our everyday. Style doesn’t always have to be safe or even chic; it can just as easily be playful and experimental. The best part about this: you’ll never end up wearing the same thing twice. And as a bonus, you’ll never have to worry about blending into the drab, depressing nature of an urban sprawl. So, in honor of our obsession with the daring dress of our favorite fashionable TV character, we’ve created three looks from Cerato that exude her bubbly, carefree sense of style.
Our first look incorporates the often-recreated high-waisted shorts, tights and cheeky prints Zooey’s character wears on the show. We adore this combination for its ease and versatility. With the addition of a few accessories and stepping into a wedge or heel, this ensemble can be transformed from day to night effortlessly.
Cardigans seem to be a staple for Zooey on and off the screen. Rarely do we see her wearing dresses without one. We think it’s the best way to add a layer of conservatism without making an outfit feel overly stuffy. Her dress/cardigan pairings are never boring, however, mixing in metallic or patterns via belts and accessories. This look is preppy, but cute, playful, but classic.
It wouldn’t be right to pull outfits for Zooey or her character Jess without considering the high-waisted skirt. We mostly find her rocking a shorter hemline, flats and long-sleeves, a style decision that never seems tired or overplayed. We specifically picked this candy striped skirt in bubblegum, because frankly, it couldn’t scream “Zooey” any louder if it had a mouth. We imagine she’d go for a basic long-sleeve knit and bright blue flats.
*All Jess-inspired looks are available at Cerato Boutique (with the exception of the high-waisted Marc Jacobs shorts). Shop these looks in store or online, here.