Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NYFW Report: J.Crew Fall 2013

In Minneapolis we’re still fighting the winter freeze, but in the faraway land of New York City, summer has already faded into fall – at least on fashion runways.

A week in, I'm rolling my eyes at the shows' incessant media coverage, but am possibly just bitter that Karlie Kloss’s twit pics are the closest I’ll get to the bright lights, designers, and their drawings come to life. I’m swerving past the majority of couture collections, parking, and fixing the headlights on J.Crew. The Jenna Lyons line is simply more accessible than other high-end offerings. Khakis that made my school dress code tolerable were my gateway into the brand years ago, and it feels like home – ever-evolving and stylish, but unintimidating and familiar.

Below are my favorite Fashion Week looks. All capitalize on current whisperings of trend and shout them loud and proud, while remaining grounded in sophisticated prep. Pencil skirts, ankle trousers and blouses rise to the next level in mixed-pattern pairings and graphic prints. The juxtaposition of weekend casual (leopard cap, drawstring trousers) and work-week polished (pointy-toe pumps, tailored tops) is smart and playful, blurring the lines between two separate environments and fusing one versatile and authentic style aesthetic.


Fun is an essential ingredient in fashion, and J.Crew’s showing infuses a colorful, spirited attitude in clothes you’ll pop out of bed excited to put on.

See the complete presentation here.

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