Jessica Millichamp walked us through a week in her wardrobe.
Jessica Millichamp; Yutong Yuan/Business Insider
Jessica Millichamp of “Jess on the Plus Size” walked INSIDER through a week in her wardrobe. The 31-year-old personal banker and social media influencer has a knack for finding affordable yet trendy pieces from places like ASOS and Boohoo. Her outfits ranged from a printed skirt and wrap top for a night out with friends, to a bold red ensemble for her first day at a new job. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Blogger Jessica Millichamp splits her time between being a senior personal banker and a style-savvy social media influencer, so her wardrobe is filled with both formal ensembles and casual pieces. The 31-year-old, who is based in Newcastle, UK, started her blog “Jess on the Plus Size” after attending the Curve Fashion Festival in September 2016, where she said she became inspired by the plus-size bloggers she met. Speaking of the event’s celebration of diverse body types, Millichamp told INSIDER that it “was so refreshing and wonderful to see after a lifetime of being told that I must be thin to be beautiful.” Millichamp now focuses her attention on her popular Instagram account, where she regularly updates her followers on her latest fashion finds. “I would describe my personal style as trying to look young and cool but doing it my way,” she said. “I think I achieve a nice balance of wearing clothes that are comfortable and make me feel confident whilst following fashion trends.” As part of INSIDER’s fashion series, A Week In My Wardrobe, we asked Millichamp to give us a look at her outfits for seven days. Here’s what she wore during a busy week in May. Editor’s note: Prices and links to clothing have been provided where available at the time of writing.
On Sunday, Millichamp opted for a skirt and wrap-top combo for drinks with friends.
She started the week in a classic black and white ensemble.
Millichamp had just returned from a vacation and said she wanted her ensemble to show off her tan. She opted for a white crop top from Boohoo, which retails for $32 (available on sale for $16 at the time of writing). She paired the top with a flowy floral wrap skirt from Lovedrobe, which retails for $35 (£28 GBP). “I felt like a million dollars in my crop top and tassel skirt,” Millichamp said of her outfit.
On Monday, Millichamp went for a comfortable yet fashionable ensemble.
She opted for an eye-catching casual top.
Millichamp opted for a $20 tiger print crop top from Boohoo, which is on sale for $10 at the time of writing. She paired the eye-catching top with black athletic trousers from ASOS (no longer available online) and $60 Old Skool sneakers by Vans. “After a big night out I just wanted to be comfortable on Monday,” she said of her outfit. “It was a nice day and I wore this outfit to take the dog for a walk.”
Tuesday was a productive day of working out.
She went for a fashionable gym look in clothes from Fabletics.
She turned to Fabletics for her gym clothes, wearing a gray sports top with colorful camo-print leggings. A pair of Adidas sneakers that Millichamp bought at ASOS completed the look. Millichamp told INSIDER that finding something she feels comfortable in is important when it comes to going to the gym. “It’s sometimes a little daunting going to the gym, especially as a plus-size woman, so I think it’s important to feel confident in what you’re wearing,” she said. “This outfit was super trendy and fit for purpose which helped give me the confidence boost I needed to work out.” Read more: 12 hot new brands that millennials can’t get enough of
Wednesday was Millichamp’s first day at her new job as a senior personal banker.
She dressed to impress on the first day of her new job.
She opted for a bold red ruffled top by Lovedrobe, which retails for $38 (£30 GBP). She rounded the look out with a pair of plaid gray trousers from River Island and a pair of red shoes from Primark, both of which are currently unavailable online. “It was my first day in a new job and I wanted to look smart and professional whilst also being stylish and I think I achieved that with this outfit,” Millichamp told us. “The boldness of the red blouse really made me feel confident which is just what you need to combat the first day nerves!”
For the second day of her new job on Thursday, she went for a more casual yet chic ensemble.
Her shoes added a bold pop of color.
“After a great first day at my new job I felt a little more relaxed for day two,” she said. “So I went for a smart and comfortable outfit.” She reached for a printed top by Pink Clove (no longer available online) to pair with her $26 jersey peg pants by ASOS Design. “The trousers are literally my favourite trousers ever created,” she said. “They go with everything and are so comfortable with the stretch waist band and I love the way they hug my curves and cinch at my waist.”
Millichamp then wanted to go for a classic yet edgy look on Friday.
She wanted to make sure her outfit “was looking fire!”
Her white ruffled top from Lovedrobe and black heels from New Look are currently unavailable online, but her black flared trousers by Pink Clove are available for $24 at the time of writing. “It was day three of not washing my hair and since my hairstyle was a little underwhelming I wanted to make sure my outfit was looking fire,” Millichamp said. “Black and white is always such an edgy look and I felt very cool for my last day of my first week in the new job.”
She went for comfortable clothes for a casual game day on Saturday.
She went with a classic black and white ensemble.
On Sunday, she ended the week with a comfortable lounge suit for a trip to the beach.
Sunday was all about the beach vibes.
A Week In My Wardrobe
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