Spring Trends - New Classics to Add to Your Wardrobe
The most discerning eyes in fashion—from retailers to editors to the designers themselves—unveil six new spring pieces with staying power.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the March 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Safari meets military in this classic that can anchor anything from jeans to a party dress.
"Borrowed from the boys" is the mantra for spring, says Jenna Lyons, creative director, J.Crew, seated, citing the rumpled, offhand charm of a casual jacket (on model, $110). Feminine clothes, she explains, seem fresher spiked with masculine elements—an oxford shoe, a big watch, a long cardigan ($70). And menswear fabrics are a fine balance for delicate shades and girly details like sequins (minidress, $495). Unexpected combinations are key: "The other night I wore an army green utility jacket to a black-tie event with a white tweed dress and tons of jewels," Lyons recounts. "I got a lot of compliments."
Lyons's clothes and all accessories, J.Crew.