What's Jenna Lyons Been Wearing Lately?

If Jenna Lyons was the best thing to happen to once-sleepy J.Crew, she's surely the best thing to happen to our personal-styling skills. As creative director, Lyons has upped the ante at the brand, helping it set trends, deliver a monthly catalog that's included in every stylish girl's must-reads, and offer up a highly coveted Fashion Week ticket.

She's plenty skilled in the workplace, but it's her ability to rock a perfect outfit that really claimed our attention. Get ready to pin away, scribble notes, whatever it takes. We guarantee you're going to take some getting-dressed inspiration from nearly every picture here.

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To catch the Altuzarra Fall 2014 show, she looked like she could've stepped straight off the pages of a J.Crew catalog thanks to the printed pajama-style pants, cozy sweater, and pumps layered with warm socks.

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A simple white jumpsuit might be the painter's go-to uniform, but it's automatically ready for a downtown sophisticate thanks to the addition of a tailored overcoat.

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Another Lyons favorite came out to play: metallic gold pants! She dressed them down with a leather jacket, the ultimate cool-girl styling trick.

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A simple coat got sophisticated in a hurry thanks to a fur snood.

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We love that she routinely skips the cocktail dress in favor of an outfit like this combo of black slacks, cobalt pumps, and a geometric print top worn over a button-up shirt.

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There's no such thing as too many prints for her, clearly, as she mixed a bold blouse with an even bolder jacket.

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Casual Jenna mixed basics you likely have at home — relaxed boyfriend jeans, a leather jacket, and comfy kicks.

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A silky peach jumpsuit got nighttime appropriate for a J.Crew party with designer Prabal Gurung thanks to the addition of a tailored blazer.

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It was white-on-white for the Winter, broken up by just a touch (or two) of bright blue.

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Even as a queen of mixing pattern and color, Jenna can still retreat to the simplicity of a good mix of white and tan.

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To show off J.Crew's Spring 2014 lineup, Lyons tucked a sparkly gold top into high-waisted pants and accessorized with t-strap heels and a casual belt.

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We'd never laid eyes on drop-waist khakis before uncovering this shot, but we're starting to want a pair (a regular occurrence with this street style star). Railroad stripes and colorful pumps combine for an all-around great look.

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A slouchy menswear-inspired suit was both casual (those sneakers!) and sexy (that neckline!).

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The old-school turtleneck feels chic, not musty, with a jacket thrown nonchalantly over the shoulders.

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Lyons's brilliance comes through with her brave mix and matching. Sequin maxi skirt with button-down and layered tee at the Met Gala? No problem.

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Before most of us even knew we liked camo, she was rocking the print in baggy, rolled pants.

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Our favorite Lyons lesson from this one? Pants can be just as formal as a cocktail dress.

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Fur and heels juxtaposed against a neon schoolboy satchel and knit scarf adds up to the sort of intrigue we've come to expect from the J.Crew chief.

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Not surprisingly, Lyons has mastered the art of dressing up J.Crew. We love this preppy blazer with boyfriend jeans and pumps.

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Never fussy, she's artful at mixing a bold piece with a simple white T-shirt.

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Sharp lines are always a smart investment, like this camel coat.

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Another Lyons takeaway? Avoid falling into the pitfall of thinking the suit is boring. A metallic matched set is a great option for a formal event.

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There's no firm proof, but we're fairly certain Lyons was one of the first to take up the torch for boyfriend jeans. (Thank you, Jenna!).

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The idea of draping and belting a sequin cardigan over a preppy button-down feels novel but totally works.

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Our favorite part of this fashion week look? The way she's thrown a denim jacket, buttoned just at the top, into this layered mix.

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Straight-up preppy works, too, like this navy coat (and striped tee!).

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When it comes to simple pieces, the fit really counts. It helps elevate a basic look like this pants and jacket combo to another level.

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Proving her style translates worldwide, she picked a professional layered look for a London event.

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Forget extra flash! We loved this light gray blazer and white tee combo.

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It takes major might to wear such bold pants, but her effortless pairing emboldens even the faintest-of-fashion-heart.

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And those camo pants make another appearance!

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At J.Crew's Spring 2012 show, she went feminine in a peach-hued, pleated dress.

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Lyons often picks a single bold piece, like this lime-green sequin skirt from the 2011 CFDA Awards.

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For a movie screening, Lyons paired all kinds of statement pieces together and made it work. Gold pants plus cobalt heels and a fur-trimmed parka? Yes!

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All of a sudden, the statement sweater makes sense!

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Again, her baggy jeans get capped off with a touch of luxury thanks to a fur jacket.

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Along with boyfriend jeans, Lyons and J.Crew were at the cutting edge of bringing sequins into daytime.

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She's not afraid of showing her sexy side either, like this wine-hued dress with some serious sheer action.

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The trusty boyfriend jeans get subbed out for something more tailored, like these horizontally striped pants.

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Do like Lyons and button your white blouse all the way up. So chic!

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Another shot proves that she loves the look of a masculine suit made sexy with a deep V-neck top.