J.Crew and High-Low Style
J.Crew Arrives In London I am HUGELY excited about the J.Crew store Opening on Regent Street on 1st November. If you are unaware of this brand, it is American, a favourite of Michelle Obama and does layering SO well, but it is their brilliance at high-low style that really makes the brand SO appealing and wearable.
Styling examples of High-Low Style is to wear a lace skirt with a plain t-shirt, a leather metallic top with a pair of black tailored trousers or plain jeans and a white tee but with killer heels. It is about contrast and balance, about not looking overdressed but definitely not to look underdressed and dull.
A great fail-safe formula you could follow when dressing post 35, is one part classic with one part edge and J Crew nail this with their high-low styling. They manage to make classic clothes must have fashion items all at the same time so women can feel cool but not like a wannabe teenager.
A good way to illustrate their style is via the Creative Director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons, she dresses in a High-Low way never looking overdressed just perfectly balanced and stylish.
3 Steps to Relaxed Style
Back to the imminent opening of Regent Street and a weekend look I have picked from their Autumn Collection.
1) Start with this gorgeous Jewelled Sweatshirt.
2) Layer this red checked shirt underneath for a splash of colour.
3) Finish with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and sharp high heel to make sure the finish is polished.
If ripped jeans are not your thing, swap the boyfriend jeans for this denim pencil skirt.
So, if you want a look that is multi-occasional, feels classic but looks fashionable without giving you that wannabe teenager look then get down to J.Crew in November!