A Sneak Peek at Fall With J.Crew

Despite the fact that I keep trying to ignore it, Fall seems to be just around the corner. And I suppose if I can’t beat it, I might as well join it, in all its boot and blazer-wearing glory. At least there’s Fall fashion to look forward to, and the first taste of it came earlier this week via J.Crew’s sneak peek at their September Style Guide.

55 images were released on Pinterest (a clever first for a major apparel retailer), and showed the typical J.Crew lineup of tailored classics, but in a more subdued palette than we’re used to seeing from the brand. Overall, the collection included lots of white, black, cream, grey, navy, and a splash of bordeaux, reflecting the more conservative sentiment that usually accompanies this particular season.

I’m not sure if it was the review on Refinery29, which stated the collection was “less fun than what we’ve come to expect from J.Crew,” or if it was the $1000 t-shirt making the rounds on Twitter (turnoffs: brands who think they can charge more for a tee than some people make in a week), but I’m not as pumped about the looks this season as I have been in the past. 

They seem to have moved away from styling the models as Jenna Lyons doppelgangers (and why? In my opinion, Lyons – who is my #1 style crush – can do no wrong). I also can’t see myself wearing sweatpants and heels, or leather skirts and sneakers (two of the September pairings). And there’s a decided lack of the fantastic, over-the-top statement jewels that have been a staple of J.Crew catalogues in recent years, and have always appealed to the magpie in me. Whatever it is, I hope this is just a temporary situation, and that we’ll be back to the brand’s recent edgy prepster interpretations faster than you can say sequin tee. In the meantime, take a look for yourself at some of the Fall looks below, or pop over here for the full sneak peek. 

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