In search of corduroy everything


This shirt dress comes in a few darker colors, but I like the idea of wearing this off-white one, with black tights and boots.

I’m very keen on J. Crew pants these days, and might just have to go for these easy boot cut jeans.

A cozy sherpa-lined jacket that’s also kind of retroish in a 70s way.

This bright blazer is a statement for sure—I dig how much the blue pops.

So tempted by these wide-leg cropped pants.

This patch pocket blazer from J. Crew is so good in this off-white (it comes in navy too).

A lightweight shirt jacket is a really excellent and versatile piece.

Just an easy pair of chinos that don’t cost a lot and come in a few good colors.

A sweet button-front skirt from Madewell.

This blazer has such excellent professor vibes.

Just the cutest bucket hat in the palest pink.

A super-chic trench that looks far pricier than it is.

A cute jumpsuit with lots of handy pockets.

This shirt could easily double as a jacket.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be nabbing this excellent popover.

And finally: an army pant in a really good khaki.

The more you spend, the more you save at Shopbop right now


I always look forward to this event—even though, if I’m honest, I’d have to say that I’ve grown increasingly disappointed in Shopbop’s offerings, which seem super-young, often midriff-baring, and really extra-trendy (I’m willing to acknowledge that it’s possible that I am the one who has changed and not Shopbop). Still, I found plenty to like, starting with this fair isle sweater that looks hand-knit. BTW, the event ends on Thursday.

I am always on the hunt for good grey jeans, and these Levi’s seem pretty ideal.

It’s possible that orange is supplanting yellow as my favorite color of the moment, which explains my strong attraction to this cashmere sweater.

I’ve shown you these jeans before, but I’m doing it again because they’re just so good: a nice, low-but-not-too-low rise, and an excellent dark wash.

Just a good pair of chunky loafers, because many of you have indicated a desire for loafers.

None of the colors on this crewneck sweater would usually appeal to me, but all together I think they’re aces.

I love the contrast between the fleece and corduroy on this cozy jacket from Sandy Liang.

I’m getting slight Charlie Brown vibes from this graphic sweater.

Such a chic knit shirt dress with a nicely feminine shape.

The braids on these clogs are such a good touch, and—as usual—I like that there are studs and not staples.

Another pair of jeans I’m intrigued by: they’ve got a ton of stretch, but don’t look like they do.

A cropped, quilted jacket with subtle contrasting plaid details.

I own a boxy Vince cardigan a lot like this one, and once cool weather hits, I wear it endlessly.


Top 5 of the week: lightweight puffers


Most of these are featherweight enough to be packable, which is a cool trick, and they’re all ideal for those transitional days when it’s 55 in the morning and then turns warm and sunny later, because they’re easy to shlep. This one from Old Navy comes in a few good colors but of course I’m attracted to this yellow.

Here’s another one that comes in a variety of hues. I also like the ever-so-slightly cropped fit.

Of course Uniqlo has a fantastic specimen: uber-light and perfect for layering.

This ladylike option from J. Crew adds a nice amount of polish to jeans and a tee.

And finally, here’s a reversible puffer that really looks like it could withstand the elements.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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