Don’t get us wrong — during New York Fashion Week, we love checking out all the new looks from designers like Givenchy, Jeremy Scott and Zac Posen just as much as the next fashionista, but if we’re being honest, we’re probably never going to shell out the $800 for that cool t-shirt we saw at the shows. That’s why when those brands that we *do* actually do shop at debut stunning new looks, we do a happy dance. With NYFW wrapping up, we’ve now seen spring looks from J.Crew, Kate Spade AND Banana Republic. And you guys, it’s making us want to skip straight over fall and winter so we can rock all of these pieces. See some of the best looks from those three favorite brands below.
J.Crew Spring/Summer 2016
J.Crew’s new collection sort of resembles what we think it would look like if a circus took over the Midwest — and we mean that in the best way possible. There were oversized button-downs, sequined flannels and what could very well be an updated version of Dorothy’s iconic blue-and-white dress. The line had a heavy prairie-like influence, but always with that signature J.Crew charm. It wasn’t quite as kitschy as what Kate Spade had in store, but it definitely proved itself to be more than a place you go just to stock up on basics.
Kate Spade New York Spring/Summer 2016
Kate Spade’s new pieces were all very, well… Kate Spade. Like J.Crew, there was definitely no shortage of sequins. The brand spared no subtlety in the prints department, offering up a head-to-toe daisy ensemble, a soft floral skirt and a striped dress in that classic Kate Spade color combo. As good as the garments were, where the brand really brought it was in the accessories department. The models held clutches that were disguised as tea boxes, a giant admission ticket, a wicker kettle and even a beehive. We’ll take one of each please.
Banana Republic Spring/Summer 2016
Just like with their recent summer collection, BR has really stepped up their fashion game since they brought on Marissa Webb as creative director. In their SS16 line, you’ll find sophisticated prints, chic eyelet fabrics and the modern-day equivalent of ’90s fur heels (they’ve replaced the fur with suede leather fringe). While they’ve definitely made their pieces a little more fun (and much more on trend), you can still count on BR to supply you with some quality, sophisticated garments. Whether you’re in need of a slim-fitting pant suit or a leather maxi skirt, they’ve got your back.
What’s your favorite look from these designers? Share with us in the comments below.
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