J.Crew’s New Spring Collection Is a Masterclass on Juxtaposition

The brand’s latest collection combines feminine and masculine touches to create some seriously cool pieces.

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Is it just me, or is spring in the air? I may have worn my winter coat today, but I swear that I can feel the sunshine and warm weather on the horizon. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I'm making some room in my closet for the biggest spring fashion trends to get my mind out of the cold. It's perfect timing, then, that J.Crew just released their spring collection As with nearly every new J. Crew drop, I'm prone to adding nearly everything to my cart. However, this collection is one of my recent favorites for its varied and complex approach to the new season.

"Women’s lives are multifaceted. We contain multitudes, from how we define ourselves to how we dress," says Olympia Gayot, the Creative Director of J.Crew Women’s and Kids', of her inspiration for the collection in an email. "That’s why I like to explore the tension of opposites within my design approach, and J.Crew’s spring 2024 collection is no different."

The collection explores both masculine and feminine influences in the form of daytime-ready embellishments, elevated cargo pants adorned with silk ties, and preppy pleated skirts offset with military-esque leather jackets. It has the kind of juxtaposition that makes spring fashion feel fresh and exciting, and it's certainly a must-shop.

J.Crew Spring 2024

J.Crew's spring collection perfectly captures that "new season" energy.

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I'd hate for you to miss the chance to see this collection for yourself, so I took the liberty of rounding up some of my favorite pieces to shop. I personally have my eye on the cropped denim shirt and matching pants, but you'll also find cashmere sweaters, luxe accessories, transitional outerwear, and more. I'll warn you now though: the temptation to snag everything on this list is so real.

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Meet The Expert

Olympia Gayot
Olympia Gayot

Olympia Gayot was born in Toronto and grew up drawing, painting, sewing, with her mother and grandmother from an early age. She was an avid painter from a young age, and her instinct for fashion merged with her art in painting portraits of her family and friends, with specific attention to details of their clothing. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and upon graduating in 2003, began her career painting commissions and simultaneously designing for small brands and assisting stylists in editorials. She originally joined the J.Crew team in 2010 as a Design Director and was with the brand for seven years, followed by three years spent at Victoria’s Secret with their Design team. In September 2020, Gayot returned to J.Crew as the Head of Women’s and Crewcuts Design. Olympia works with her team throughout the year to create and deliver seasonal collections and collaborations with exciting partners including, London-based Liberty, Cassi Namoda, and more. A big fan of the arts, Gayot seeks inspiration and creativity from all around her. She looks to furniture, interiors, fabric, and the New York architecture for inspiration, along with conducting research at her favorite galleries and bookstores in the city. Olympia is happily married to her husband Matt, and they have two sons, Aalto and Ulysses.

Brooke Knappenberger
Associate Commerce Editor

Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes across the board from fashion and beauty to books and celebrities. As a pop culture junkie, Brooke obsessively consumes and writes about the latest movie releases, streaming TV shows, and celebrity scandals. She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.