A decade ago, J. Crew was the basic American brand that wasn’t considered glamourous or cool enough to show at New York fashion week. It was where you bought a classic pair of chinos or a polo shirt….how life has changed. Under the leadership of Mickey Drexel and Jenna Lyons, J. Crew has become the perfect mixture of cool, stylish, and affordable. You can still find great basic t-shirts and chinos, but also truly sophisticated pieces, particularly in their smaller run Collection line.
Right now I am coveting the above Collection coat and jacket, not yet in stores. They are both classic with that cool, sophisticated Collection twist. The jacket has wonderful rich Indian embroidery.
As for basics. Here are the three shoes I just bought for fall that cover the range of my entire life—the cool, comfortable jaguar print short boots. I will be wearing these everywhere. The beautiful silver metallic loafers…again everywhere. And the feminine blue mid-heel shoes with the sexy ankle strap—surprising comfortable and walkable.