By People Staff
October 25, 1993 12:00 PM

STYLE STRENGTH: Collecting classics

NEVER WITHOUT: Mom’s engagement ring

Janine Turner is blessed with style schizophrenia. On the hit series Northern Exposure, it’s flannels and woolens for her character, bush pilot Maggie O’Connell. When she’s out on the town, Turner, 30, goes for glamor, like the exquisite black Armani gown with spaghetti straps she donned for the Emmy Awards last month. “I get to go from Maggie, whose layered look I love,” she says, “to L.A. and be dressed up. I have a blast doing both.”

Turner stands out because she trusts simple lines and lets her own girl-next-door good looks and self-confidence do the rest, which, says designer Giorgio Armani, “allows her to wear anything with style.” A devotee of clean, cool classics, Turner often mixes and matches pieces by Donna Karan (“designs for a woman’s body”) and Armani (“a lot of class”). A final ingredient: “a dash of sex…show a bit of woman.” To stand tall by her man (no one special at the moment, says Turner), the 5’6″ actress uses a visual trick: “I put on long black pants, tuck a shirt in my waist and put on a belt.” And no matter if she’s wearing something in voluptuous black or sweeping green velvet, Turner’s clothes, says designer Karan, “seem like they’re her best friend. The clothes don’t come out at you—she does, with her great personality.”