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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