To help fill the morning post, I’m starting a new feature that will show five of my favorite pieces from a retailer’s current collection. And we’re starting with a long time Capitol Hill Style favorite, J.Crew.
J.Crew was my first stop for new clothing for many years. Then, there was the dark period, the Drexler-Lyons debacle. But with new CEO Libby Wadle at the helm, things are looking up.
Wadle wants to eliminate discounts by making the clothes so stylish and high-quality that we’re all glad to pay full-price. (What an interesting idea.) And I’ve been loving a lot of their new pre-fall collection.
I absolutely adore this top. The Cotton Voile Pintuck Blouse comes in a floral that’s a lovely mix of taupe, mauve and rosy hues. The loop buttons on the front would look great under a light neutral blazer, maybe a cream or olive blazer. This same floral material is available in a peasant-style blouse.
The details on this jacket are a lot of fun. This Lightweight Utility Jacket is a great piece with fireman clasps and a classic style. The material is a nice weight for the fall season; it’s also water resistant.
This Relaxed Boatneck Beach Sweater gives off 80s vibes in the best possible way. I would wear it over a tank top and leggings for a loungewear look. You could also wear it over a swimsuit and shorts over Labor Day.
This Classic Fit Cozy Gauze Shirt looks like a great layering piece. The light weight fabric is nice for right now, and perfect under a sweater later. It comes in five colors, don’t miss the white and black.
These Easy Luxe Pajamas come in a lovely floral print. The material has a silky texture, and is made with 50% recycled materials. They would make a great gift, even if it’s for yourself.