Jenny Walton is a familiar name if you’re an ardent follower of the street style sphere. While the New York-based illustrator and jewellery designer might not be your archetypal hyped-up street fashion personality of today, she stands out among the crowd for her cheerful and charming personal style.
Peruse through her Instagram account, where she commands a following of over 280,000 followers, and you will notice her flair for ladylike dressing and vintage fashion. The fit-and-flare look is a silhouette she wears like a uniform, along with her blonde tresses which are almost always tied back into a sleek Evita-esque bun.
It’s the kind of polished chic reminiscent of her forever style heroine Audrey Hepburn. It’s also the kind of aesthetic that has been well-documented on The Sartorialist, the OG street style site founded by her husband Scott Schuman, where she used to be fashion director.
“You don’t need heels to look great – look at people like Audrey Hepburn or Sofia Coppola who wore ballet flats beautifully even on dressy occasions.”Jenny Walton
Like Hepburn who was often seen wearing ballerina flats, the sensible footwear style holds a special place in Walton’s wardrobe. “When the weather is nice my shoe of choice is ballerina flats,” she says. “You don’t need heels to look great – look at people like Audrey Hepburn or Sofia Coppola who wore ballet flats beautifully even on dressy occasions.”
So it was a natural fit when Spanish ballerina flats specialist Pretty Ballerinas came knocking for her to design a capsule collection which is now at the brand’s Paragon and Takashimaya S.C. stores as well as www.prettyballerinas.com.sg.
The Parsons School of Design alumna (she actually took an elective for shoe design) created four styles that showcase her taste for all things pretty and feminine, like the use of her signature daisy motif.
Ahead, we speak to Walton on what to know about the outing and the evolution of style in a post-pandemic world.