Seven Days of Dapper: Jen Brown

We’re back with our THIRD Chi-Town fashion editorial and our second Chi-Town Seven Days of Dapper, this time featuring the sartorial smart stylings of Jen Brown. All photos by Karla Olvera.

Jen lives in and loves Chicago. She’s on faculty at the Northwestern University School of Medicine and is director of the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities. She is passionate about connecting Chicago’s amazing diverse communities and can be found exploring them on bicycle and Instagram (follow her @jenfayebrown). Her dapper style focuses on the simple, clean, and a bit academic. She shares a love of accessories with her partner, Pamela Hewett, owner of the stylish boutique, STITCH. Her look balances activist earnestness and boyish charm.

Day 1: Falling for Missoni

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Outfit details:
Elbow patch blazer- Banana Republic
Dark green silk shirt- Banana Republic
Black pants- Gap
Pocket square- Missoni- STITCH
weed infinity scarf- Voyager SF
Daniel Wellington watch, Chan Luu bracelet- STITCH
Cognac oxfords- Paul Smith
Missoni umbrella- STITCH

Day 2: Lecture on Dots

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Outfit details:
Black blazer- Banana Republic
Polk dot shirt- Ann Taylor
Marisa Haskell necklace- STITCH
Missoni Pocket square
Black pants- Gap
Watch Freelook- STITCH
Black oxfords- Nicole
Glasses- Lab Rabbit
Gap black and white socks

Day 3: Night at the Opera

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Outfit details:
Black velvet blazer- Banana Republic
Black pleated sleeveless shirt- H&M
Lapel pin- Giles and Bro. STITCH
Black pants- Gap
Black oxfords- Nicole
Black stud earrings- STITCH- Sugarbean

Day 4: Spring Dandy

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Outfit details:
Blue blazer – Banana Republic
Green gingham shirt- J Crew
Black pants- Gap
La Mer watch- STITCH
Paul Smith shoes
Hat- J Crew
Cognac Belt- Banana Republic
Johnston and Murphy briefcase- STITCH

Day 5: Seersucker Summer Wedding

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Outfit details:
Suit – Banana Republic
Hat- J Crew
Cognac oxfords- Paul Smith
Blue shirt- Banana Republic
Diamond earrings- vintage
Necklace- Vintage STITCH

Day 6: Leather Pioneer

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Outfit details:
Black jeans- Genetic
Hat- Hat attack
Boots- Donald Pliner
Leather Jacket- Illia
Leather top- Michelle Mason
Black stud earrings- STITCH- Sugarbean

Day 7: Patti Smith Just Kids

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Outfit details:
Rust cords- Gap
Belt- Ralph Lauren
Patti Smith T Shirt- Concert
Green leather jacket- Bernardo
Wax seal necklace- Pyrrha- STITCH
Grey boots- V-Italia Chicago
Checked scarf- H&M
Black stud earrings- STITCH- Sugarbe

About the photographer: Karla Olvera is dapperQ’s newest contributor. Based out of Chicago, Karla will be shooting style editorials, such as Seven Days of Dapper, He Said/We Said, and Style Dossier. You can follow Karla’s work at:
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