Name: Jenny Han
City: Raised in Shanghai, born in Taipei
School: Wheaton College
Major: Communication-Media, Sociology
How would you define your personal style?
I would say that I’m casual, simple, and practical. I prefer a darker palette and minimalist pieces.
What is the inspiration for your looks?
My study abroad experience in Denmark last spring has largely influenced my current style. There is a minimalist approach when it comes to fashion in Denmark. With monochromatic pieces, I’m evolving my style into going as little as possible.
Where do you like to shop, and why?
I like thrift stores and independent shops/boutiques. I love thrifting because it’s affordable. Also, you have the opportunity to be visually creative with all the pieces. Boutiques are great because they have many one-of-a-kind pieces. I also like to support individual designers.
What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet?
I love my beanies! They’re a staple! I can wear them for six months straight. I also love my Doc’s and new linen jacket.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is more of a lifestyle. It’s not about buying the most expensive, or designer items. You must know what suits you and looks good on you. Essentially, fashion should help you be more confident and feel better about yourself. Fashion makes you ready for the day.
What do you think of UCOF’s mission and presence in the fashion industry?
UCOF has a really awesome vision. The fashion industry is skewed and is often associated with money. The way I see it, fashion is a way of expression and should offer diverse voices. UCOF enables youth with different socioeconomic statuses. By doing this, they are bringing diversity to where it is lacking in the fashion industry.