In conversation with Jenna Lyons
Jenna Lyons is the woman most of us can credit for the explosion of J. Crew in our wardrobes- almost single handedly turning this classic brand into one of the biggest stars in fashion. From pairing luxe sweatpants with your favourite heels to wearing trainers with your best skirt, we talked fashion with the woman whose closet we covet.
It’s mid September and I’m on the phone with Jenna Lyons, J.Crew’s President and my (and most of the fashion industry’s) ultimate style icon. Here’s what we chatted about in the thirty-three minutes that made me want to start my wardrobe from scratch…
What are the five wardrobe icons that every woman should own?
The first thing is a classic cashmere crew neck and one can never have too many—I often shop our men’s department when I want something oversize and women’s when I want something more fitted. Our cashmere is spun by an Italian mill and we’ve spent countless hours and sent hundreds of emails frustrating technicians, I’m sure, in order to achieve the actual vibrant neons. My weakness for heather grey and neon pink is equal.