Insiders Guide: How to do Denim Now


As part three of our Insider’s series we interviewed Jasmine Snow, a former Seventeen accessories editor, now freelance social media stylist who creates Insta-shopping worthy campaigns for brands such as InStyle, Banana Republic, and Coach. Yep, that’s a job, and Snow is especially good at it. The self-described ‘jeans girl’ stopped by Spring Place for a cup of hibiscus-rose tea to share her favorite denim pieces for fall, and how she juggles styling shoots during NYFW while working on her highly anticipated style video series, The Black Bib, launching this fall.

On denim as her closet’s BFF… I’m a jeans and tee girl. I always have something denim on. Basically, my look is cool denim and a fancy top. These are the pieces I can’t stop thinking about.


From clockwise:

Oversized Jacket: AYR has some of my favorite denim pieces. They have a real talent for making fashion-forward pieces that still feel wearable from season to season, like a favorite closet basic. I love the oversized jackets, especially to throw on with a great pair of leggings and a fashion-y sneaker.  Now, working out is all about “a look” with the athleisure trend and this jacket takes my normal workout wear and makes it a little cooler. AYR jacket, $265

Denim mini: I’m really feeling a destroyed denim with a fancy top these days. I’ve literally been wearing a version of that look on repeat for the last month. The mix of casual and glam is one of my favorites. GRLFND denim skirt, $228

Cropped jeans:  I’ve had my eye on these jeans for a while and usually when I can’t stop thinking about a piece and styling it in my head I know it’s a must and I have to snag it before it’s sold out. DL1961 Hepburn, $198

Chambray shirt: A denim button down is always a staple in my closet. I use it as a neutral and love mixing it with joggers and a blazer when I’m on set. That way I’m comfortable but still pulled together and professional. J.Crew chambray shirt, $56

High-rise Jeans:  After I had my baby I was anxious to get into a pair of jeans that made me feel my best even though I hadn’t lost the baby weight. This pair of J Brand jeans ended up becoming my best friend and I’ve gone back to buy them in smaller sizes after losing the weight. Now a year later I have them in four different washes. They are my go to sexy jeans. J Brand, Alana jean, $198

On dressing for shows…When I was an editor and I planned outfits, I’d wake up that day and think that’s not what I actually want to wear. The outfits that I like most are the ones that took me five minutes to put together. This year, I’m wearing Tabitha Simmons flats. They are chic, suede with ribbons and very comfortable. I also wear fun sneakers like Van’s or Superga’s. And of course, I’ll always have something denim. I’m currently obsessed with full-on trendy Mom jeans, there’s a pair from Mother that I can dress up or down. I’m also into special pieces. I was in Paris and in Gucci and I thought, okay I’ll just look but it was too expensive. Then, I walked out and there was Manoush and I was like, yes, I can wear this.


From left: Top, Manoush, $345; Jeans, Mother, $265; Shoes, Tabitha Simmons, $595.

On accessorizing…As a former accessories editor for Seventeen you’d think I have tons of accessories but I keep things pretty simple. Right now I’m wearing three gold chokers, together and on their own.


From left: Electric Picks, $88; Vanessa Mooney, $23; Lulu’s, $18

On dressing for freaky weather… You so badly want to wear fall things and it’s impossible. You can walk into a show and it can be freezing or 95 degrees. I always bring a jacket that I can wrap around my waist. I just got a coat by Sacai but it’s too early to wear.  There were two I was trying decide between. One was amazing but too overpowering, it was wearing me. I could have worn my pajamas under it and no one would have been able to tell. The one I got (below)… well my husband will make fun of me but I love it and can’t wait for it to be cold enough.

Jacket, Sacai, $2140 

On makeup on the go… I wear Bobbi Brown’s golden bronzer. It always makes you look tan. Also, YSL highlighter and concealer, and Clinique mascara. If I’m going out I’ll put on black eyeliner by Laura Mercier. It’s simple and easy.


Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen, YSL, $42; Bronzer, Bobbi Brown, $44; High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara,Clinque, $21; Longwear Creme Eye Pencil, Laura Mercier, $21

On parties…I’ll go out at night. There’s an Everlane denim event I’m looking forward to. And I want to check out the Beekman Hotel. I think it’s a great place to go in the fall. My husband is part owner of the Tao group of restaurants so if I’m meeting a friend I’ll drop into one of his places, like Tao or Vandal.


Clockwise: Beekman Hotel, Vandal

On eating right… I’ll grab a Starbucks pack. I like to tell myself I’m going to eat this apple but it just ends up in my bag for like three weeks.

On what she won’t leave home without… Chargers! I always have two because one is always dead so I have to hope the other one works. And my laptop. I got my Clare V. tote because I needed a chic carry all to schlep my laptop.  To carry it all is heavy but it’s so helpful to have because in between shows I can actually get work done.

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Tote, Claire V, $495

On being a chic mama… I have this old small Givenchy cross body and one day I was like I’m not going to carry a diaper bag so I stuffed it with everything we needed and went to one of her classes and I looked at the bag and it was bursting at the seams with a bottle, and wipes and toys and I was like, okay my life has changed.


Pandora Mini Chair Crossbody, Givenchy, $1390; Sophie the Giraffe, $26;Seventh Generation wipes, $3

On what she’s looking forward to wearing this fall…I’m really drawn to camel and army green. It’s pretty much all I want to style with. I use it with grounding pieces like denim, which is really my neutral. I have an old Chanel nail polish that’s army green and I’m like I’m going to bring it out and wear it.


Nail Lacquer, OPI, $9

Then I’m really into special pieces. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or that it’s everything is more embellished, and louder but I’m really into pieces that feel super special. Like Isabel Marant shoes that are not practical with silver glitter. But I know I’ll wear them all the time. I’m such a jeans and tee girl that I gravitate towards accessories.

Glittered Sandals, Isabel Marant, $620

On investment pieces…Stuart Weitzman has always been killing it. I know everyone says their shoes are comfortable. But his really are. I was told that he’s patented his heel, and whatever he has done to build it is amazing because all his heels are really comfortable. I believe he builds the same heel for every shoe so if you have one pair that is comfortable the next is going to fit you the same way. His over the knee boots! I wore the flat ones when I was pregnant over jeans and a sweater and they are so warm and comfortable it’s like wearing another pair of pants. I know they are expensive but if you can make it happen they are so worth it.


Tiemodel Over the Knee Stretch Boot, Stuart Weitzman, $798

On fast-fashion…H&M online is great. I can’t shop the store. I walk in there and I can’t find anything. But I do very well online. Also, I pull from them for my shoots all the time for on trend pieces that are affordable. And for on trend accessories, no one is doing it better than Bauble Bar. For shoes: Jessica Simpson and Sam Edelman are really great sources.


Clockwise: Lulie Mary Jane Black Heel, Sam Edelman, $140; Bolt Bracelet Set, Bauble Bar, $52; Strappy Pumps, Jessica Simpson, $74

On creating her web series… For years I’ve wanted to put together some kind of video style blog with an outfit of the day, but it’s hard to show a grown woman getting dressed on video. But with a baby, it’s really easy and really cute! So every morning I make a quick video of her getting dressed, its’ raw and choppy and fun. The Black Bib will be Gif and boomerang heavy. Basically its ‘shop the life’ for mom and baby.

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