Looking for the perfect piece to finish off your Fall ensemble? Grab a denim jacket on your way out the door! Watch as we head to FabSugarTV host Allison McNamara's house to put this wardrobe staple to the test. The key here? It's all in the styling details. Pair your denim topper with everything from a bright floral dress to sexy leather pants to the sportiest hooded combo — we've got 10 stylish new denim jacket looks to try on this season.
From head to toe, we're justifiably obsessed with the J.Crew girl Jenna Lyons crafts season after season. But preppy-cum-classic wares aside, next season's stylish appeal is really all in the details. Thus, we honed in on the brand's best accessories — the ones worth piling on, stacking up, and making a statement in. While you'll certainly get your fill of J.Crew's signature lineup of colorful round-toe pumps (in the prettiest cap-toe iterations, nonetheless) and slick Edie-type satchels, we noticed a distinct turn to a louder palette and exotic textures. So, what are the new pieces to covet? On our short list: lace-covered pumps in neon hues give the girlie girl a bold edge, muted floral prints took form on compact clutches, chunky multicolored bauble necklaces provide the perfect accent for a prim cardigan, and quirky embroidered loafers take the cake for comfiest-meets-coolest footwear. For the best in show, click through for a closer look at J.Crew's Spring '13 must-have accessories. Then, don't forget to tell us in the comments which piece you want to snag come Spring.
Whether you're recently engaged, in the wedding party, or just plan on attending one this season, J.Crew is here to the rescue. The brand's Fall weddings and parties collection has every bridal party member covered with a gorgeous array of wedding gowns — simple, hopelessly romantic, lace- and floral-embellished — and bridesmaid dresses that can easily translate to wedding guest looks and holiday party attire. Check out our top three picks below from J.Crew's Fall wedding preview, and check out the collection in all of its glory right after. Which is your favorite wedding or bridesmaid look?
- Not the long-wedding-gown kind of gal? This ethereal one-shouldered knee-length dress is simply magical. We especially love the pretty shoulder floral embellishment.
- Equal parts modern and classic, this sheer, floral-embellished wedding gown is ideal for a daytime wedding in the garden.
- Deep purple, lace, and the perfect silhouette — can this strapless lace dress be any more perfect? We don't think so.
We're here to let you in on a "stylish little secret," and probably the gateway to your next-level shopping addiction: J.Crew Factory. While it's not necessarily new — chances are, you have been to one of the brand's brick-and-mortar outlets — the online store has just relaunched, it's revamped, better than ever, and oh yeah, available to you 24/7. Welcome to a world where the perfect cable-knit sweater and pencil skirt set exists at a highly satisfying discounted price, and you don't actually have to worry about that markdown ever going away. The site promises "more of what you love for less," and while our wallets may be bracing themselves, you don't have to rush (or spend it all at once) — J.Crew Factory is here for the long haul.
J.Crew's evolution from a classically minded brand to a trendsetting label in its own right has grown steadily with Jenna Lyons at the helm. This season, the label continued its reimagining of preppy staples, like slim trousers finished in embroidery and print, or a sweet crewneck that gets an allover floral print — or maybe just a cheeky word or two printed across the chest. We're smitten with the sunny palette, printed suiting, and neoprene shirtdresses that make us wish Spring weren't quite so far away. Get a look at the whole collection right here!
Tom Mora and Jenna Lyons make a pretty great pair: Mora, with his clever eye for spritely detail, and Lyons, with her crazy-cool mixing skills. The duo has managed to make the brand's presentation a must-see now for nearly every Lincoln Center attendee. Case in point: today, even Solange Knowles stopped by.
So what is it that everyone is so excited to see? Well, the clothes, for one. And the shoes, bags, and accessories for two, three, and four. With their playful colors and wearable shapes that fuse sporty prep with punchy modernity, they're quite the knockouts. This season's batch was no exception. And the way they're styled up and mixed around, well, that's always inspiring too.
But there's a secondary element to the J.Crew presentation that makes it doubly exciting, and it's this: the simple fact that after nearly a week of scrambling around from show to show, ogling and analyzing the most luxurious of clothes, there's nothing more refreshing than walking into a room and seeing a whole wall of looks that, come next Spring, you know could easily be yours.
Striking the right balance at the office calls for sophistication and polish, without being too stuffy — after all, you're just dressing for work, not putting on a school uniform. With that in mind, you should feel free to work the season's trends right into your 9-to-5 look, and that's exactly what we're doing. Some staples remain, like a great sheath dress and a classic trench, but we're also adopting Fall's jewel tones, printed loafers, and a fresh play on the essential button-down. Inside, we've culled the 11 pieces you'll want to slip into all Fall (and maybe even on weekends).
Lulu Frost and J.Crew are getting hot and heavy with their fourth gorgeous jewelry collaboration. The latest debuted collection calls upon vintage-inspired statement pieces featuring tortoise-print earrings, jeweled rhinestone bracelets, and truly magical '40s Bakelite-inspired necklaces. The line ranges from $85 to $278 and is now available to shop online and at select J.Crew stories. Need more convincing? Click on to see four gorgeous reasons why we love this latest line.
For J.Crew's Fall campaign, don't look to big names and high-profile supermodels for your fashion fix. Instead, the retailer has enlisted a motley crew of fashion-forward individuals to show off its polished, preppy wares. Look to the quirk and attention to detail within these minimalistic ads, all of which conclude with the phrase "We know you're out there." Whether it's a print-on-print masterpiece modeled by the gorgeous Caroline Issa or a covet-worthy blue satchel toted by cool-girl Julia Sarr Jamois, or even a slick yellow blazer by cult beauty-brand founder Linda Rodin, you'll fall equally in love with J.Crew's Fall lineup as you will with the personalities behind this latest campaign effort. Not sure who they are? We've got the complete campaign — plus the 411 on these fashion insiders — right here.
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Remember all those awesome pieces that CFDA designers Joseph Altuzarra, Creatures of the Wind and Pamela Love made for J.Crew a few months ago? The ones that were less expensive than usual, but still enough to bust your budget if you bought more than one? Well, most of them are still available on the retailer's website—but now, they're on sale. And on top of that, with the code "SHOPNOW", you'll get an additional 30 percent off the already-reduced cost.
Altuzarra for J.Crew Serge Sweater, $139.99 (was $295 marked down to $199.99), jcrew.com
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