J.Crew wants you to completely rethink your winter wardrobe

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Models pose at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model (shoe detail) poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses at J.Crew presentation during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: A model poses during the J. Crew Presentation Fall 2016 at Spring Studios on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Accessories a sunglasses detail on the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Accessories a bag detail on the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the J.Crew Autumn Winter 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
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By BANU IBRAHIM

When winter hits, our wardrobes tend to move in the monochromatic direction, meaning that vibrant color really doesn't become a sartorial option until April or May. It's a tendency that has stuck around for ages. But one retailer is hoping to break that mold -- for good.

Enter, J.Crew. The brand -- that just recently showed its latest collection for Fall/Winter 2016 at New York Fashion Week -- is changing all the rules when it comes to winter dressing. Instead of focusing on earth tones, J.Crew decided to switch everything up, ushering in a colder season that focuses on mix-matched prints, bright color schemes, and feminine layering. Even more traditional items, like oversized camel coats and navy blazers, were finished with glitzy chokers and textured, embellished pumps.

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A common thread throughout the pieces was the channeling of an almost modern Jackie O reincarnation; think giant rounded sunglasses, bold pops of color in well-cut topcoats, and finish of silk neckties. And in J.Crew fashion, every look resonated with the brand's signature tailoring, making the whole collection completely wearable for any modern woman's 9-to-5 (and beyond).

The collection could have easily translated to early Spring. But if you're not shy about color or are wanting to add new accents to your darker winter staples, this is definitely the Fall/Winter collection for you.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Adriana Kubieniec is seen outside the Alexander Wang show wearing an animal print coat, H&M black turtleneck, Topshop blue jeans, Zara gold shoes, DVF bag and Forever 21 sunglasses during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Miroslava Duma is seen outside the Alexander Wang show wearing a grey coat during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Mosha Lundstrom Halbert is seen outside the Tibi show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A guest is seen outside the Tibi show wearing a brown coat, red sweater and brown pants with white shoes during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Marina Ingvarsson is seen outside the Tibi show wearing a Michelle Waughny brown overcoat, Noon by Noor coat, Lou and Grey top, Dries Van Noten blue jeans, Acne Studios black shoes and a Katya Komarova bag during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Solange Knowles is seen outside the Alexander Wang show during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Mariano Di Vaio is wearing lacoste seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Helena Bordonis wearing a coat from Cris barros shirt from lacoste and boots from Stuart Weitzman seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Martha Graeff is wearing a brown faux fur coat and a jimmy choo bag and shoes seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Anya Ziourova is wearing a brown fur coat with a oversize belt seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Zanita Whittington is seen at Herve Leger by Max Azria during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Chriselle Lim is seen at Jill Stuart wearing Jill Stuart everything during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Kelly Bensimon is seen at Jill Stuart wearing Balenciaga coat, Jill Stuart dress, Minima shoes, and Nancy Gonzalez bag during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Camille Charriare is wearing a coat and a bag from sportmax seen at during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Helena Bordon seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Miroslava Duma, Nasiba Adilova seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Emily Ratajkowski, Jeff Magid seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A guest is wearing a beige coat seen in the streets of Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Olivia Palermo is seen outside the Jonathan Simkhai show wearing a Prabal Gurung fur coat during New York Fashion Week: Women's Fall/Winter 2016 on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
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