Designer and retailer collaborations are always exciting as they give women with multiple income ranges the opportunity to get high-end designs at reasonable prices. One of the most impressive recent collaborations is that between the upcoming Prabal Gurung and J.Crew.

The new capsule collection seems to revolve around the idea that simplicity, elegance and sophistication with a subtle touch of edginess can sometimes go hand in hand and the designs are certainly fully supportive of this concept.

Focusing on clean and simple silhouettes, the collection exudes classicism and romance even at a relatively careless look. The pieces are fairly simple as the outfits consist of one or two versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. The overall feeling is that of a interesting collection that takes the refinement of business attire and adds a romantic twist to it. Oversized bows are the recurrent elements that make this collection so memorable.

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With this fab detail that invariably attracts attention instantly, the need to keep it simple and basic is definitely understandable. From flirty above the knee sleeveless dresses to cute tops and shorts or monochrome suits, simplicity and refinement dominate. If you want a maximum versatility with a subtle minimalist touch, the all white fashion trend subtly illustrated in the collection is certainly a fabulous choice. If you are more keen on embracing the color block trend, there are plenty of worthwhile inspiration sources as well. If you would rather create a single focal point, combining a bright color with a neutral tone will create the best results. All of these options are impeccably highlighted throughout the collection.

Aside from the easily noticeable desire for versatile pieces that can be easily adapted to a multitude of outfit choices, the desire for comfort is also a fairly important one, especially if we take a look at the shoe choices. Although classy, elegant shoes such as medium heel sandals or pointy toe pumps can be spotted, strappy flats and Oxfords tend to be a more popular option. It is certainly refreshing to see that elegance and comfort are no longer mutually exclusive as some might have thought for quite some time now.

With the collection launched this week, deciding on whether you are interested in the pieces or not should be done quickly. That’s because the pieces were created in a run of 50 and the pre-order option might mean that you might not get the chance to get your favorite pieces if you wait too long. If you are wandering about pricing, you should know that they start at about $198. Check the official J. Crew website for more details.

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