Every few months, J. Crew’s Style Guide lands on my doorstep and I always find myself drawn in. Occasionally, it’s because of the clothes but more often than not, it’s because of their choice in color palettes, styling and type. There’s a certain quiet confidence that comes through in the simplicity of their layouts that I really admire.
And while we can all agree that junk mail is super annoying, I do always look forward to getting new catalogs in the mail — you can sign up for the Style Guide here and if you’re looking for more options, this post lists some more of my favorites, all free.
Speaking of J. Crew, have you seen their site lately? I’m loving the way they’ve modified the best design elements of their catalog for the web. It’s fun, fresh and while it has a definite print design influence, it veers from being too fussy.