One of the perils of online shopping is that you often miss the details - intricate herringbone and houndstooth become a sea of muted grays. Fortunately if you click on the color swatch for any item on J.Crew's website, a detailed image of just the item, sans-model, appears. I often find that I like a particular piece a lot more when I view it this way. Of course there is always the option of visiting the retail store in person, but if your J.Crew is anything like mine, I am often frustrated because they never received the items I loved online in store!
So today I am highlighting my favorite pieces from the collection with a 9 X 9 post -- nine pieces styled in nine different ways!
cropped floral sweatshirt // tweed skirt // striped top // floral pants // navy tee // dress // tee // cardigan // mixed media sweater
When paired with the vibrant Dutch Floral print, the gray plaid, tweed, and herringbone patterns make perfect sense and really allow the pattern to pop. I love it because it reminds me of the beautiful still-life paintings of the seventeenth-century Dutch Golden Age, which I am sure inspired the print. Fun history fact, three Dutch women made a name for themselves in this genre on painting, which was no small feat in the 17th century (and their work is my favorite!). These pants will be a must the next time I am strolling the Dutch painting section of the Uffizi lol.
Which new arrivals are you loving?