Summer dressing is pretty simple; jeans and t-shirt, shorts and tank top. The lighter, the better and less is definitely more during those prized warm months of the year. But when the leaves fall, selecting what to wear for the day becomes more complex. Thankfully for this year, J.Crew’s recently launched winter collection covers all the essential bases.
While the knit may have had a bad rap in the past, high neck sweaters are finally getting their due this season. Rollnecks, as they’re called by Brits, are cropping up across runways, in the latest Bond film, and whenever Drake gets cold. This chunky Italian wool option goes just as easily over slacks for the office as jeans for the weekend. ($178)
The Grandpa Cardigan
If you don’t already have a shawl collared sweater in your repertoire, it’s time that changed. Leather buttons, a jacquard pattern, and contrast ribbing offer enough of a modern update on the classic look that, even if you’ve inherited one, you could do for a second. ($148)
The Corduroy Trouser
If you’ve pushed cords to the back of your closet, we can’t say we blame you. But get reminded of the rugged, warm, and durable staple in J.Crew’s slim, Bowery style this season. ($98)
If you’re a lover of the classics, this collaboration with Wallace & Barnes should be on your wish list. Based off of work boots from the 1940s, these come updated with a wedge sole, a typical padded ankle collar, and the promise of longevity. ($298)
The right flannel will serve you straight through February. J.Crew does theirs in a heavyweight cotton that’ll add an extra barrier between your skin and winter’s chill. ($98)
No matter how put together your outfit is, it might not get that much play seeing as you’ll be bundled up under a few layers. The right topcoat, like this Italian tweed option leaves a lasting impression with a cut that’s slim enough to fit over a suit. ($625)
The beanie is undoubtedly one of the humblest of hat styles (the other end of the spectrum being either a 10-gallon or a top hat) and yet the most versatile. Score a cashmere style for added warmth and never worry about that “cherry on top” nonsense again. ($68)
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