February 13, 2012
Design of the Day: J Brand
As the cool months merge into spring, then summer, our wardrobes adjust accordingly. We shed our thick, complicated layers and heavy accessories"boots, scarves, socks"in favor of cool, sleek separates, much like everything in J Brands spring collection! Each piece in their latest slew of Ready-To-Wear oozes youthful sophistication and an impressive attention to detail (covered buttons, playful hemlines, fluid fabrics), all ideal for the modern working girl. Check out some of our favorite items from the collection below!
We cant tear our eyes away from J Brands springtime twist on the silk button-down: theMonae Shirt($345) in Amethyst, which lends any ensemble a jolt of seasonally appropriate color! Aside from the tops eye-catching electric violet hue, trendy military-inspired shoulder details offer another major plus.
J Brands spring collection brims with classic, minimalist separates, like this chicFlorence Shirt($325) in Grey. But though the blouse appears basic at first, sexy details, like a flowing extended hem in back, give it a burst of panache. The top serves as a perfect day-to-night transitional piece under a sharp blazer at work or paired with leather leggings for happy hour.
We wont lie: The covetableZooey Blazer($925) in Slate just might make a dent in your bank account. But this is no ordinary blazer. The paper twill jacket is crafted from a lightweight linen/cotton blend, then trimmed in leather for an edgy twist. Most important of all, especially for blazers, this one possesses an incredible fit and cut.
The Makeba Blouse($345) in Slate, a sophisticated alternative to a standard button-down, is designed for the ultimate cool girl. The wear-anywhere piece is an effortless fusion of classic and youthful elements, like three-quarter length sleeves and button detailing running down the back. Though the tops versatility means it works easily paired with your favorite jeans or a leather mini skirt, we like it best with theGoldfrapp Pant($280) in Black. These skinny trousers give off a subtle sheen that perfectly complements the Makeba Blouses lustrous fabrication!
We particularly appreciate how J Brand has reworked classic wardrobe staples for spring and infused each one with fresh, fashion-forward elements. For example, take theRonstadt Long Shirt($295) in Black. The sleek collarless top features covered buttons, ribbon detailing, and a flattering silhouette that hits right at mid-thigh.