There’s no denying it: Abercrombie & Fitch is making a comeback in a real way. The brand that won your heart in middle school with cool, printed shirts and the best-fitting jeans around is back and ready to gain your loyalty once more — this time with a fresh, modern twist on classic staples. From pea coats to flared jeans and everything in between, their newest line will make you say, “I want that!” more times than the latest trailer for a Benedict Cumberbatch movie.
What’s more, there are some pieces in this collection that seriously work – not only for casual hangouts with friends, but also for the office and nights out on the town. They are the definition of staple pieces that you'll reach for time and again. With great-looking materials and envy-inducing details, get ready to field plenty of questions about where you got your awesome new look for happy hour.
Luckily for you, we’ve already done the heavy lifting. We’ve picked out our favorite pieces from Abercrombie and Fitch’s newest collection – and dreamed up all the ways we’d like to style them. Check them out below as modeled by British fashion-girl-of-the-moment Neelam Gill.
Look One: The Chunky Sweater
Cable Crew Sweater In White, Abercrombie & Fitch, $160
Everyone needs a classic chunky sweater in her wardrobe, and this one will stay in your closet for years to come. Pair it with a clean oxford shirt during the week, or throw it in your weekend bag for a camping trip with friends.
Look Two: The Throwback
This dress screams “‘90s cool” no matter how you style it, but it doesn't hurt to tie a grunge-inspired flannel around your waist. Turn it up a notch with your best brown-hued lipstick and chunky boots.
Look Three: The Biker Jacket
Nothing says Cool Girl quite like a classic black leather jacket, but the perfect one can be hard to find. Look no further, because A&F delivers with this slightly oversized vegan version. Grab it to put over your favorite floral dress or go full-out by pairing it with a T-shirt, leggings, and some black moto boots.
Look Four: The Classic Coat
There are two major reasons pea coats are wildly popular,
year after year: first, they’re classic pieces that will last for many, many
seasons, and secondly, they look great on pretty much everyone. Try this updated
version with black dress pants for your next big interview or slip it on
with faded boyfriend jeans for a day of shopping with your mom.
Look Five: The Canadian Tuxedo
Cropped Boyfriend Jeans In Light Blue, Abercrombie & Fitch, $35.50
With the right attitude, anyone can rock the Canadian
tuxedo. These denim pieces work perfectly together, but they're strong enough
to stand on their own, too. Tuck your favorite distressed tee into these
jeans for an effortless date-night look, or pair this jacket with your LBD for
a night out on the town.
Look Six: The White Oxford
Oxford Pocket Shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch, $40.60
There’s something super sexy and chic about a classic white
button-down, isn’t there? Whether tucked into a pinstriped pencil skirt for an
important meeting or dressed down with a pair of shorts in warmer
weather, the white oxford shirt radiates confidence. If you don’t already have
one (or several) in your closet, try this on for size.
Look Seven: Flared Jeans
Flare Jeans In Dark Wash, Abercrombie & Fitch, $78
You loved them in middle school and you’re ready to love them again: the flared jean. This vintage-inspired, button-fly pair looks best with a shirt tucked in and an attitude that says, “I’m awesome and I know it.” Along with your favorite backpack, they’re great for your next study date or to establish your reputation as the most stylish girl in the office.
Look Eight: The Showstopper
Sequin Fringe Slip Dress In Embellished Beige, Abercrombie & Fitch, $120
Whoa, mama. Who knew you could get such a killer dress at your local mall? At first glance, it might look a little too fancy for everyday wear, but you can definitely dress this up or down. Going out for dinner and drinks? Throw on your favorite heels, a leather jacket, and a swipe of some cranberry lip stain. Headed out for a girls’ night? Put your hair in a topknot and pair this number with your favorite sneakers, as pictured here.
This post is sponsored by Abercrombie and Fitch.