It may be the fifth of February, but the catalogs that continue to appear in the mail are declaring the arrival of spring. J.Crew’s has proved particularly tempting, with page after page of florals, prints, and springy brights that solidify the ever-growing magical touch of Jenna Lyons and her team. Accessories, shoes (heels under 3 inches!!), and statement jewelry are a strong point for the brand, which has expanded off the popularity of their earlier collections, i.e. functional and incredibly chic bags and a new version of the Classic Pave Link (a favorite of Cupcakes and Cashmere and Chiara Ferragni). In a collection of zero misses, it’s impossible to pick a favorite, but let’s call it even between the brocade shorts (the perfect transitional piece for day to evening), the Roman Holiday-esque dress (below left), and these pastel bow pumps.
Scans from J.Crew February 2013 catalogue.