Season after season, I look forward to J.Crew’s new arrivals. Since I was a little girl, I’d comb through their catalogs and gently “tab” pages of items that I loved. Sure, J.Crew is strong every season, but I’d argue that fall is really their time to shine. This week, they unveiled new styles, and I couldn’t help but think, “could this be the best J.Crew fall collection yet?”
From bold neons to lavender haze, J. Crew has stepped up their colorful palette a notch, and it’s so great to see. Moreover, I’m excited to see them test out new silhouettes and styles, like mini skirts, cropped jackets (even a tuxedo jacket) and more. Let’s explore the J. Crew Fall collection, shall we?
The Best J.Crew Fall Collection Yet?
Okay, here’s the tough part. I adored when Jenna Lyons at the helm of design. LOVED. In many respects, we’ll look back at those seasons as the golden era of J.Crew. Now, she’s even joined the cast of Real Housewives of New York, and I am not okay, lol. It’ll be fascinating to see if she dives into memories from the era (much less her styling on the show).
Listen, many brand loyalists will completely disagree with my sentiments above. Lyons, for all of her brilliance, was raved about equally as much as criticized for taking the brand in a different direction.
Yet, to do this day, items from her (and her design teams’) collections include some of my all-time favorite styles in my closet, including this ruffle skirt below.
I also remain head-over-heels in love with these sequin joggers in the photo below (my hair is so short in these photos, haha!). Since buying them, I’ve continued to seek out similar joggers with similar fit, quality of sequins, etc. Not a single version has come close. Not even within striking distance.
But, after logging into my account and reviewing J.Crew’s website this week, I felt an adrenaline rush. The collection is focused and thoughtful. Sure, there are many of J.Crew’s staples that come out season after season. However, there are plenty of fresh picks that feel fresh, unique, and frankly – FUN. Do I think it beats one of Lyons’ fall seasons? Not necessarily, but it’s easily one of the strongest in recent memory.
J. Crew Fall Collection Trends
So where do you start? The J. Crew Fall Collection is power packed with fabulous styles. Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to share some of the top trends that I’m seeing as a part of the November collection release.
Tartan + Plaids
A stylish staple that’s always timeless? Tartan and plaid prints. The J. Crew Fall collection is full of these posh prints in various styles and price points. My personal favorites are this statement blazer and tartan dress. Both items are extremely versatile and amazing.
Fall Fashion Picks
Fall outfits can be complex – mostly due to the amount of layers, color combinations, and textures that you can incorporate into your look. That’s one of many reasons why this season is strong – J.Crew gives us TONS of layers to choose from. And the COLORS. May we talk about the colors?
For all of the neutral options (and trust me, there are plenty), the brand serves us all of the hues! And no, I’m not talking about their typical Pantone palette. There’s a new fresh variance to the offerings, including rust, mint greens with a different tinge of yellow, kelly green, and mustard yellow.
Of all of J.Crew’s strengths, their greatest is the versatility of their pieces. When I buy something from the brand, the item remains in my closet for years – sometimes even decades – especially their fall pieces.
I highly recommend their cashmere sweaters, their fall coats, and quilted pieces. You really can’t go wrong with any of them! Below, I’ve compiled a graphic of some of their new pieces that work so well together. At the same time, you can style the jacket a billion ways, wear the sweater with denim or joggers, and the skirt is a statement style that you’ll always get compliments on.
J. Crew Fall Outfit Ideas
All in all, J.Crew is really bringing it this fall. I’m thrilled to see the brand taking risks and trying new colors and patterns. In the past, the company would play it a bit “safe,” and it’s easy to see they’re balancing thoughtful financial decisions with fun fashion that their customers will love. Feel free to shop the styles HERE and below, and let me know what some of your favorite pieces are!