Elizabeth & James

New York:  We’re not sure if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are yoga devotees, but their latest Elizabeth & James collection was a lesson in Sthira Sukham—strength and ease in equal measure. F/W 13 saw the duo evolve their little sister line closer to their high-end success story The Row, with  a concise selection of pared-back, well-put-together essentials that felt a little more grown-up than previous seasons, but no less vital. The strength came in the form of a sharp, slim-cut skirt-over-trousers suit, a cropped Cristobal jacket with stiff patent leather sleeves and a badass pair of black leather dungarees, while floor-grazing Prince of Wales check pants, collar-less teddy bear coats and crew neck knits brought the ease. With the inclusion of a few feminine touches by way of a beautiful cranberry lace pencil skirt and a wool poodle skirt, E&J have all the cool girl bases covered. — Natalie Shukur

Silhouette: Tomboy / Tailored / Slim cut / Slouchy

Color: Black / White / Charcoal / Teal / Raspberry / Cranberry / Carmine / Ash

Key Items: Quilted bomber jacket / Leather pants / Double-breasted Chesterfield coat / Wrap skirts / Cropped, fluted pants / Inverted collar blazer / Teddy bear coat / Slouchy flat-front pants / Leather overalls / Crew neck knit sweaters

Materials: Leather / Silk / Faux shearling / Lace / Wool / Patent leather / Knits

Print + Pattern: Windowpane check / Prince of Wales check / Stripes / Deco fan print / Polka dots

Details + Trim: Zippers / Inverted collars / Bib and brace / Quilting / Patent leather sleeves / Faux fur trim

Accessories + Footwear: Cow hair cross-body bag / Leather and suede shopping bags / Leopard print cow hair bags / Leather and suede sling bags / Pointy loafers / Kitten-heel Chelsea boots / Lace-up ankle boots


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