J.Crew's bright holiday lookbook was photographed in Canada, so when we spoke to the brand's head stylist, Gayle Spannaus, we had some questions. Models posed sans tights and puffy coats, still showing off J.Crew's signature mix-and-match look, but with far fewer layers. This was purposeful, according to Gayle. J.Crew keeps in mind that Winter doesn't mean chilly temps all around the globe, and color has the power to affect mood — why not wear it in abundance year round?
Gayle also graced us with a few more style notes (including how to work those Winter boots seamlessly into your outfit!) and revealed the number one coat silhouette, in her professional opinion. Read on to get the full scoop and shop some of the pieces you'll need to play by J.Crew's rules this season.