Words, Images Judith Ecochard
Polished, grown-up, mix and match, stylish tailored basics in bold color options---value priced, well made...
A few thoughts on Lands" End Women's Fall 2011.
|Wrap belted camel tone wool peacoat and Argyle Sweater Knit -can't go wrong atop chinos, jeans or offices skirts.|
|three button on sleeve-solid buttons sewn on so as not to fall off|
It's not so much a re-invention at this label, season after after season. It's more about updating or filling in the apparel items--- they'll probably do just fine for Fall through Spring- (depending where one lives...)---year after year, without dating.
|Peacoats in terrific color options-our fav, this pink hued orange. Bright and well matched with the paisley scarf|
As with the LANDS' END CANVAS Collections for men and women, the themes are similar---sweaters, woven shirts, chinos, and woolen outerwear----sized for the grown-ups----meaning a slightly fuller cut.
|Luxe wool blend toggle coat feels like cashmere-well lined ($299)|
|Classic plaid lining in a toggle coat|
Car length and longer Reefer Coats----in a pleasing pinky and orange tones as well as the neutrals---with striped linings, fyi-makes them so special, inside and out. With collars up or down, versatile outerwear.
|Lining is perfectly sewn in|
Weekend wear is pulled together with this tabbed sleeve sweatshirt material (fleece)---that layers well
|Crew Neck Knit Sweater to wear layered or by itself|
|Crisp side sash---very chic white shirt---Flattering---the cuffs are amazing|
|Tabbed cuffs detail|
|Menswear inspired shirts-great breadth of colors- button downs but easy care too|
|Drawstring Anorak paired with this Orange plaid shirt-sleeves rolled up, belted---practical polish|
|Army Green jacket works with all shades just about|
|Chambray Dress with Camel Brown belt -a nod to western wear but not costume-ish---with tuxedo pleats that are flattering|
|Ease of Sweater Dresses-comfy and work appropriate---in a pretty peacock blue|
|Shawl collar double knit jacket -comfortable and pulled together|
|Diamond pattern quilted jacket-water resistant|
|Soft jackets as easy to wear as any hoodie|
CHINOS---trouser style---fits differently than the LE Canvas versions---for women---the rises are higher (waistbands)...with built in stretch...in boot cut, wide and straight leg.
Riding Boots: with a stretchy calf extension AND also in extended calf sizes
FLATS: Cute best sellers in a wide range of colors---ballet flats with details like buckles, grosgrain ribbon trims...
|Square toe driving mocs- boat shoe inspired slip-on-with contrast stitching, nautical grommets originally there to drain the water out|
|Smooth leather clogs with sticky rubber outsoles|
|Scarves in as many patterns as these crew neck sweaters|
|Canvas tote with nautical navy trim-staple|
|Ribbed Hemmed-Knit wool caps with Fair Isle style patterns|
|Leather trim school bag---=with outside buckled pockets ---contrast stitching---an heirloom that's been in style for decades|