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Over the years Jenna Lyons' name has become synonymous with thick-rimmed, oversized glasses and sleeked back hair fixed back into a low bun.

This 'signature look' was even parodied by Lyons' friends Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, the co-creators of Girls, with whom she attended the 2017 Met Gala in coordinated Lyons-inspired looks.

She reveals the low bob she routinely sported ruined the look by drawing too much attention to her neckline.

"Before I had my 'Brooklyn look,' I looked like I was too shallow," she reveals. "My neck looked close-cropped. A lot of my curves were hidden—I wanted to wear high heels but I just couldn't do it now that, not because of my knees, but because of my mouth.

"When I was younger, I didn't care if people saw that part of me, because that's not what I was going for. I knew no one would ever have the balls to say, 'No, show me!' but now with a name like that, people inevitably get judgmental," she adds. "I'll never stop loving what I have going but I can't go pushing it all on people."

While her iconic traits are in line with what she's known for, when did the Brasted glasses come into play?

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"I knew I had to go full circle. You see so many evolutions with my [Brooklyn] look! I originally began driving to school in a Brasted Lox—a Cut Sapphire three-piece—the same style that I'd worn when I was a kid," she says. "But then I started wearing Prada, which is like high heels, so that was way too high.

"Did I ever count how many times I had a dress that only covered my bottoms? No, and I'm glad that I haven't because I now feel the need to keep my girl-next-door quality without being out of town."

It was Khloe Kardashian's tutorial for 'Full-on Broke Shoe Diaries' and Instagram's #topontheticallyinspired project that ultimately launched her tomboy cheerleader Harry Strickland wig into the Instagram stratosphere, where Chaffaina soon went off to embrace both onstage and off. In casual buzz cut, she gracefully dances with fans on Instagram, a shift she explains was a result of realizing the requirement to fit and tech needs wearouty everyday suiting.

"I'm happy to accept all that I received. But when a man slips in that shade first, it doesn't matter. Even though I went for the more sophisticated look, which wasn't that far off from Harry's, I had to accept it. Dr. Scholl's