I got the new J.Crew Fall Catalog in the mail last night and WOW!
I love how they're not afraid of bright colors even in the Fall and Winter. I think the key is their pieces are very tailored so the color doesn't overwhelm yet makes a statement.
Here are my top picks for Fall: (Links below)
J.crew always has nice embellished silk tanks. The Sparkle Row Cami would pair nicely with the Stovepipe Trouser in Wool Flannel (how fantastic that a work pant comes in a pretty green hue). Every woman should have a versatile dress. If you already own one in black may I suggest a tailored number in a color you love. Purple is a great hue on most ladies and this Wool Crepe Dress could be layered with a blazer or funky jewelry to wear to work or a date. I mainly turn to J.Crew for colorful staples like this hot pink Lady Day Coat or the Midrise Toothpick Cord (finally someone makes a pair of cords that don't show your bottom) that come in a variety of colors. There are times that J.Crew makes such a lovely statement piece I can't resist. Enter the Herringbone Excursion Quilted Vest and the Jeweled Sweatshirt - both pieces would look smashing on the weekend and elevate your casual wardrobe to chic and still comfortable. For those with a large shopping budget there is the J.Crew Collection - these items are beautiful and unique but sadly out of my price-range. I particularly love the Golden Paisley Blouse.
J.Crew makes some quality accessories but you're going to pay for that quality (unless you can hit an amazing sale). I swoon over the Lulu Frost Collection for J.Crew - this statement necklace is killer! If you're going to invest in a pair of flats for Fall I suggest the gold-heeled Janey Flat - what wouldn't they go with? As mentioned in previous posts my favorite colors for Fall are cobalt blue and burgundy - The Edie Purse and Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves are so luxe! Another great staple for your jewelry box is the pave gold bracelet - it's sophisticated yet bold. I love the idea of a flat bootie - weekends beg for a shoe that can be walked in and the Emmett Ankle Boot delivers. J.Crew does have some great sales and currently you can score this animal print silk scarf for a fraction of the price.