From pairing sequins with destroyed denim to incorporating hot pink in your every day wardrobe, J.Crew has been one of the biggest trendsetters in recent years. There's no doubt that Jenna Lyons' androgynous-cool looks have taken the fashion (and street style) world by storm. Her team of stylists and designers have single-handedly made it possible for every girl everywhere to feel like a true fashionista by showing how to mix cool and femme in avant garde, yet workable, ways. Learn from the pros with this set of J.Crew style lessons.
Evening + Day = Head Turning Perfection
We know you're a head-turner anyway. But on days when you really want to stop traffic, take a cue from the Crew and pair a satin finish, a touch of sequins, or a jewel tone color with daywear. Whether it's a pair of jeans and heels for "casual" Friday, or a pair of leggings and Chucks for casual Sunday, you'll be on point, completely.
Be a Texture Ninja
Neutrals, neutrals everywhere, and not a spot of color to peek. There are times when a monochromatic look is appropriate, or just kind of happens by accident. But that doesn't mean you have to leave the house feeling, or looking, boring. Think texture mix! Pairing donegal and tweed with cashmere, crisp cotton with jersey, or whatever your little heart desires, can be a transformative property.
A Touch of Metal Goes a Long Way
Metallics have been "in" for longer than some of our youngest fashion-loving devotees can remember. In case you were wondering, they still is are as evidenced by this gorgeous outfit. Check out the shoes. A surprising, unexpected touch like a metallic heel can be just the thing. Not into heels? Metallic flats abound at pretty much every price point.
Camo Can Be a Girl's Best Friend
Sometimes a look needs to be dressed up, which is easy enough by adding bling. But what if you want to dress something down? Camo, of course. Short for
Don't Discount The Classics
Ahh, like a breath of fresh air or Grandma's much-loved annual casserole, classics give the same tried and true feeling each time you experience them. J.Crew is no stranger to experimenting with or setting trends, but they know what side their bread is buttered on. And you should too. When in doubt, something classically feminine is a sure bet. Nip in that waist, flare out that skirt, and put on those little flats. Don't be surprised if someone stops you in a cafe by asking, "Audrey, is that you?!"