Instant classics withAllison Bornstein
The NYC-based stylist (who’s currently chasing the sun in LA) is a total pro
at building the capsule wardrobe. See how she’s mixing our most
elevated essentials this month…
I love an exceptional classic, which
is why I’m such a big fan of J.Crew
and the new collection. As someone
who likes to dress in neutrals, it’s
all about the details...
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Modern &
“It’s all about the fit and the feel of each piece. I paired the trouser
jean with a classic tank and added the superluxe sweater around
my shoulders for some texture.”
Cotton bouclé beach sweater
Racerback sweater-tank
Wide-leg denim trouser
Menorca sandals

The centerpiece of any
good look is an amazing
pair of denim.
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My favorite way to get creative and
get inspired is to get in my closet
and try things on! Set aside some
time, light a candle… The act of
getting dressed is such an amazing
form of self-care.
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Laid-back &
“I would say that my style is classic, ’70s inspired and
tailored. I rely on those words when I’m putting a look
together—it really helps guide me.”
Slim-fit Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt
String bikini top
Pull-on pant in stripe
Biarritz sunglasses
Bonus video!Allison loves our denim trouser so much,
she wore it two ways…
The instant
classics edit
Eight timeless pieces you need to start a solid foundation
for summer, according to Allison.
“A one-shoulder top is perfect to pair with a wide-leg trouser. Brown is still a neutral, but feels more exciting than black.”
“Denim shorts are a must-have. I love that these are a bit longer—perfect proportion!”
“I love a cream or ivory blazer for spring. It’s perfect with any denim wash.”
“I love bringing some texture into a look with a woven tote.”
“J.Crew has the best chambray shirts, and this one is no exception! I always pack one when I travel.”
“I use these ribbed tanks as a base layer all the time, on their own or under a blazer.”
“This tunic feels both vintage and modern. I love the subtle embroidery.”
“A great throw-on-and-go dress is what we all crave when it starts to get warmer.”
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And see more with our stylists in residence
@jcrew—this month and all season long!
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