UsTrendy’s Trendsetters of the Week: Janine Jahnke

Janine, the adventurous fashionista travels around the world spreading her laid-back, sporty yet elegant style. We admire her taste and advice. She shares her secrets, staying true to yourself and avoiding buyers remorse – encouraging us to make sure our outfits reflect who we are. She understands how everyday outfits tells a story for others to read. Fashion is a true expression of who you are so have fun with it! Be sure to find out what else she has to say below!

A few words to describe yourself?

My name is Janine, I am 21 years old and I am from Munich, but I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I would describe myself as adventurous, travel addicted and passionate when it comes to the things that I love.

Has fashion always been a passion of yours?

To be honest it actually only started around 3 years ago that I discovered my passion for fashion. Before I never really put much thought into my outfits. I think at some point I just realized how much better I feel when I wear something that looks nice and that truly captures my character. Putting on a different look can change how people perceive you- it is like acting and slipping into a new role just by wearing something that you usually don’t.

Is blogging your only job?

At the moment it is. I will start university this year, which is very exciting for me, but I will definitely continue blogging. In the future I would like blog full time alongside with owning my own business.

Some hobbies of yours readers would be surprised to hear about?

I love water sports. Wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing- you name it. The beach is my happy place and the power of the ocean and the water just have something magical about them. No other place clears your mind like the ocean does.

Best place you’ve traveled to? What’s next on the list?

My favourite places have to be Cape Town and Bali. I still have so many more places that I want to see though: India, Mexico, New Zealand- the list goes on. Up next is Switzerland though, where I will go skiing with my sister, which is going to be such a fun contrast to our beach life in Cape Town.

Some of your winter must-haves?

My winter favourites are grey knit pullovers (call me boring, but that’s all I wear) and my fluffy leopard coat.

How would you describe your own personal style?

My style is laid-back, sporty with elegant details. Also I am a sucker for surprising pieces such as dungarees.

Favorite quote?

“One day you will stories to tell our excuses to talk about.”

A tip you would pass along to other fashionistas?

Before you buy anything, always ask yourself: “Does this piece reflect who I am or who I want to be style wise?” If not, it is not the one.

Something you wish you could go back in time and tell yourself?

Don’t cry over boys who don’t text you. If it starts off as a struggle it will never work out.


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