Surf’s Up: J.Crew’s spring 2014 collection debuts at New York Fashion Week
By Brittany Anas
New York Fashion Week is giving us a sneak peek at what’s to come in spring and summer 2014. Ladies, the skirts are getting longer — many hitting below the knee — and we’ve been spotting lots of flats on the runways. (Go ahead, let your little piggies squeal with joy)!
It looks like crop tops will get another season to show off skin — with designers like Narcisco Rodriguez flaunting a sophisticated black-and-cream color-blocked rendition of the trend. Artsy abstract prints, as spotted on Vera Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim designs, are looking to steal the spotlight from spring’s more traditional pastels and florals.
But the J.Crew runway was one we gave our special attention to because the clothes we spotted on models are among the most budget-friendly and we can just picture the Spring 2014 versions of our selves flaunting Jenna Lyons’ creations.
J.Crew not only commanded the runway Tuesday, but the brand also made a major announcement: Come spring, the store will be teaming up with Sophia Webster, a luxe British shoe designer whose footwear liberally plays with pattern mixing and whimsical prints.
While J.Crew will be delighting us with footwear via London come spring, the apparel collection channeled vintage surfer vibes more reminiscent of Cali or Hawaii. We were stoked to see big hibiscus prints — a red rendition appearing women’s trousers and navy, cream and peach tropical patterns blooming on a flippy skirt, tank and loose-fitting pants.
The more casual cast in J.Crew spring line up included paint-splattered camo pants and a gray T-shirt with the saying Tres Bien, colored in with sorbet hues and picturesque palm trees.
Of course, we still have a couple of seasons between what we saw on the runway and what we’ll see in stores. So, while we wait patiently, let’s embrace some of J.Crew’s fall looks, why don’t we?
Here’s a few “right now” pieces that are in stores. Use the code “fallstyle” and get 25 percent off your purchase. Also, save when you shop J.Crew with coupons and Cash Back offers up to 3 percent from ShopAtHome.com
- Leather sleeve top – a gray T-shirt made interesting with black leather sleeves.
- Kiss, Kiss T-shirt – a language lesson in a T-shirt.
- Bailey’s for J.Crew felt hat – The famed hat company partnering with J.Crew was a a favorite of Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper.
- Schoolboy blazer in English tweed – Let’s hear it for the boys! This menswear-inspired piece would look adorable over a graphic T-shirt.
- Darby jeweled loafers – A feminine flat with some coral beading.
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