Score another one for J. Crew: the retailer reaches a crescendo with a thrillingly eclectic Fall collection. The longtime favorite has evolved into a pitch perfect mix of standby goodies (cashmere, pants with an impeccable fit, cute cocktail dresses) and intelligent, fashion-heavy accents (tailored coats, trend-driven shoe styles, vintage-inspired jewelry). And to top it all off, Creative Director Jenna Lyons has cultivated some truly brilliant styling inspiration, composing a chic parade of looks for next season.
No one wants to wish away the summer, but when presented with a merry band of mash-ups of seasonally versatile roll shorts with layered jewelry, metallic accessories in serene neutrals and candy colors, womanly blazers, coats with ruffles, dip-dyed skirts and dazzling prints -- we can't help but pine for autumn now.