J.Crew is back on point. Following an less-than-thrilling fall collection, Jenna Lyons showed a spring collection that combined many of J.Crew's best-loved signatures -- think striped shirts, sequined skirts, varsity jackets, anoraks and bleached denim worn with heels -- but done in fresh proportions and with a few entirely new elements.
A casual parka was given a feminine finish in robin's egg blue, worn with a blue oxford shirt, a grey pleated skirt and gold heels. Wide-legged cerulean blue trousers were paired with a crisp ivory shell top and a blanket coat. Bleached jeans looked almost dressy with a high-waist and black pointed pumps. Once again, Sophia Webster designed the shoes in pleasing, graphic patterns. It all felt very fresh, and very J.Crew.