Fashion insiders love J Crew for its effortlessly chic capsule wardrobe of cashmere sweaters, statement pieces and gorgeously jewelled fabrics, accessorised with a twist of tomboy cool. We ask three top bloggers to pick their favourites this season…
1. Stephanie Lam
WHO: LA-based Stephanie Lam of laminlouboutins.com is a print obsessive.
LOVES J CREW BECAUSE: ‘It’s classic with a twist, allowing me to mix prints, add touches of beading and sequins, and inject colour into my look. Their pieces are so versatile. Jenna Lyons will put a denim shirt with jeans and then with a pencil skirt for a more formal look.’
NEW-SEASON BUYS: ‘I’ve fallen in love with this fluted copper bloom skirt, and I won’t ever say no to a monochrome look. I am also eagerly awaiting the winter coats.’
2. Alexandra Grant
WHO: Self-confessed ‘femme tomboy’ Alexandra Grant, from Vancouver, of ToVogueOrBust.com.
LOVES J CREW BECAUSE: ‘J Crew facilitates creative dressing. There’s always an unexpected element to every item – I feel like it inspires me to exercise my styling powers more when I wear their pieces!’
NEW-SEASON BUYS: ‘My favourite is this jewelled chandelier sweatshirt (£168). I love how luxe it is without sacrificing comfort. I also like the unisex shirts and sharp blazers, but I’m equally enamoured by the feminine pieces, too.’
3. Adrienne Kwok-Lundy
WHO: Adrienne Kwok-Lundy of blog Style BFFs, is an ‘East Coast prepster stuck in California’.
LOVES J CREW BECAUSE: ‘When I feel like putting on something fabulous and luxurious, without having to spend a fortune, J Crew is always there. I’m a prepster at heart but I’m not conservative. I crave their prints and colour.’
NEW-SEASON BUYS: ‘My all-time top item is J Crew’s toothpick jean – they’re a deadly obsession. But this season, I am looking for a fantastic outerwear piece, some silk capris and a cosy cashmere sweater.’