Let’s be honest: who wouldn’t want to look like they walked straight out of a J.Crew catalogue? The beloved retailer has mastered the art of easy-chic styling, from casuall rolled jeans to perfectly piled jewels. And after exclusively revealing to us the secret formula behind their cuffed sleeves, we had to know more! Luckily, head womenswear designer Tom Mora shared everything from the chicest colour combinations for spring to how to perfect the half tuck. Keep reading for all of J.Crew’s need-to-know tips!
How do you perfect the half tuck?
?For button-down shirts, choose just one section to tuck into your waistband. For t-shirts, tuck a little deeper into your waistband, and a little further towards the back, so that the tuck is more defined.
Is there a formula for the way you cuff jeans?
?It depends on the look you want. For the small cuff, just fold, fold, fold until you reach the length you want. I love the single, wide cuff right now. We’ve been doing this with our Point Sur denim collection, and it’s a really great summer look.
What are some unexpected colour combinations the J.Crew team loves this season?
?Right now, we love the idea of mixing brights or pastels with a chambray blue or camo green.
Get The Look: Collection Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan in Colorblock ($248) in Navy Citrus; Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell in Colorblock ($158) in Navy Citrus; Reid Crop Jean ($120) in Medium Oxford Wash; Fabric Slingback Pumps ($278) in Helicon Indigo.
What are your tips for mixing and matching bathing suits?
?It’s much easier to mix solids rather than patterns. Have fun with colour mixing, and try to pair it with a natural piquete sandal and a chambray top to neutralise the colours. We have a tool coming out in May for mixing and matching swim online, which will let people play with prints and different combinations.
Chino shorts are big for spring. What is a foolproof way to style this piece?
?An oversized men’s-style shirt will look great with the half-tuck.
Get The Look: Andie Shorts ($55) in Natural