Speaking exclusively to Cosmopolitan UK in his most recent cover interview, Jonathan discussed the pressure he feels to wear something different and constantly surprise and delight fans who have got used to his ever-changing looks.
Despite loving clothes more than most of us, JVN says he’s too is now trying to do his bit to help the planet and shop more sustainably. And guess who his unwitting inspiration is? Only our very own Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton).
‘I love that Princess Kate re-wears clothes,’ JVN explains. ‘I went through this phase where I thought I always have to wear something I haven’t worn before. Then I realised that I was spending too much and that I didn’t want to have to keep up with this idea of always having to be in something different.’
‘I don’t need to hold up this unrealistic standard. So what if I wore something on Queer Eye? I spent good money on that sweater first of all, and second of all it’s cute and wasteful not to re-wear it. Now I re-wear stuff all the time!’
He says a huge part of it has been about ‘checking my impulse buying… Other people re-wear stuff, and if I’m putting myself up to this expectation [that I’ll wear something different each time] it’s only me that’s doing it to myself.’
So there you have it. Want to wear the same dress you wore last year to the Christmas party? DO IT. If it’s good enough for the Duchess, and now for JVN? It’s totally good enough for us too.
*Puts down Zara haul. Rummages in wardrobe for last year’s Xmas jumper instead*
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/UK
Feature image: @jvn
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