It might be blazing hot in your neck of the woods at the moment, but fall is right around the corner. Many of our favorite retailers are already rolling out their fall lines, not least of which is J.Crew—and if there's any singular person we trust more than others to tell us what to wear this fall, it's the brand's head stylist, Gayle Spannaus.
Spannaus took The New York Observer on a really interesting tour of the J.Crew color library in New York—which houses more than 3600 swatches and patterns!—and the publisher asked her what she thinks are next season's hottest colors. She responded in no uncertain terms.
Keep scrolling to find out what colors J.Crew's head stylist loves for this fall!
"A canary yellow is super versatile and complementary to every skin tone," Spannaus says.
Valentino Yellow Leather Va Va Voom Small Shoulder Bag ($1,825)
J.Crew Sheath Dress ($188)
"Cobalt works off of everything, and it is in everyone’s wardrobe. It is definitely the most versatile of the brights," she says.
Tome Cobalt Silk Crepe V Neck Dress with Side Sash ($1195)
J.Crew Brushed Mohair Boyfriend Sweatshirt ($70)
"There’s nothing more beautiful than camel with a heather gray or a royal purple," Spannaus advises.
Janessa Leone Lola Felt-Brimmed Fedora, Camel ($170)
Alberta Ferretti Camel Fringe Suede Dress ($3215)