The women of England screamed with delight when it was recently announced that J. Crew, one of the most coveted brands in the US (particularly on the east and west coasts), is coming to the Uk. They recently launched a few of their collections on net-a-porter, but we wanted more and now we are going to get it since you can now buy from the online store and have the clothes shipped here (FYI - the prices displayed on the website in GBP look a little strange as they have just been converted from the US $). J. Crew has been adored by celebrities for many years, everyone from Michelle Obama to Rachel Bilson are fans, and now we're getting a piece of the pie too.
During this post-summer holiday time of year our thoughts turn to our what new things we will wear to work and J. Crew is just what we need for our wardrobe inspiration. Affordable cashmere sweaters, neat blazers and pretty shirts all come together to form a fabulously preppy collection. I am particularly in love with this Vintage Tweed Jacket in mustard (£184.23) (below) which I will no doubt wear to death this Autumn.
Not only great for work though - the new collection also contains the most perfect weekend clothes. Warm and comfortable, these 70's style High Waisted Skinny Cords (£83.28) (below) are perfect for this winter and they are machine washable.
Everything about J. Crew is comfortable, easy and yet achingly trendy. And the best part? It doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
J. Crew Looks I LOVE:
The Lunch Meeting: Dolman-Sleeve Sweater-Dress (£156.32)
This is perfect for those smarter occasions this Autumn where you just want to be comfortable but look like you have made an effort too. Although you would have to be fairly tall and rake-like to pull this off since the en-trend oversized style will swallow the more vertically challenged amongst us.
Indian Summer Party: Taryn Dress in Silk Chiffon (£130.25)
Don't be afraid to wear block colours. This dress is very pretty in sage green, which will set off a tan nicely, but if you're daring enough it also comes in burnt orange which will ensure that your entrance won't go unnoticed.
Simple and Sexy: No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool (£111.65)
This is perfect for a wintery day in the office. I love the way it is teamed casually with an oversized jumper for comfort and style. The classic 50's design never fails to flatter, this is an outfit that transcends time and one well-worth investing in.