Elizabeth and James Fashion for Women
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Music is a major inspiration for Elizabeth and James – the label's social feed features quotes by John Lennon and Bob Dylan, along with throwback posts of Mick Jagger. Made from glossy white acetate and cut in an oval shape, these 'McKinley' sunglasses look like a pair often worn by Kurt Cobain in the '90s. They're fitted with gray lenses offering 100% UV protection. Use the tag tEandJSunnies to show yours off.
What do Kendall Jenner, Nicola Peltz and Sonya Esman have in common? They all own - and vacation in - Elizabeth and James' 'McKinley' sunglasses. This '90s-inspired pair is cut in an oval shape from glossy black acetate and fitted with semi-translucent yellow lenses. We think they're perfect for beach days and festivals alike.
Elizabeth and James' 'Drew' jacket is printed with painterly blooms reminiscent of those you'd find in Japanese art. Made from lightweight chiffon, it's cut in a loose, kimono-inspired silhouette and lined to ensure smooth layering. Slip it on over a T-shirt and jeans at the weekend.
Elizabeth and James' 'Cabot' cardigan is cut in a relaxed, cropped silhouette with elegant fluted sleeves. Knitted from a sumptuously soft blend of cashmere and merino wool, it's perfect for crisp spring days when all you really need is a light layer. Wear it buttoned up with your favorite jeans or try tucking into a pencil skirt.
Elizabeth and James' maxi dress is quite versatile - it can be worn to low-key vacation dinners or events like weddings or holiday parties, depending on how you accessorize it. It's cut from shimmery fil coupé silk-blend in a loose, kaftan-inspired silhouette that's complete with a plunging neckline, oversized sleeves and softly ruched waistband.
Bright colors, like this saffron hue, defined Elizabeth and James' Spring '18 collection. Cut from silk-satin, this 'Chance' blouse is designed in a voluminous silhouette that's accentuated by its billowy sleeves and pleated back. Tuck yours into a denim skirt allowing the long rope ties to graze the waistband.
Elizabeth and James's 'Francois' shirt looks like something you'd borrow from a stylish man in your life and never return. Cut from lightweight voile, this striped style has a oversized fit that's highlighted by dropped shoulders and extended cuffs. Tuck yours into jeans, tempering the sheer finish with a bralette or the label's tank top.
Elizabeth and James' 'Gerri' dress is made from ribbed-knit with touches of wool and cashmere for an incredibly soft handle. Cut for a slightly loose fit, it has a flattering trapeze silhouette and long, knuckle-grazing split sleeves. Layers yours over culottes on brisk days.
Elizabeth and James' designs feel easy and elegant - for instance, this 'Loordes' jumpsuit looks chic and put-together, but the relaxed fit and stretchy cady fabric make it so comfortable to wear. The satin straps thread through glossy silver hardware, while the wide-leg shape is long enough to pool at the floor when teamed with flats.
It's the unstructured silhouette that gives Elizabeth and James's peach-nude Aaron trench coat such easy-going appeal. It's unlined so falls fluidly over the body and is host to all the classic details - spot the shoulder epaulettes storm flaps and double-breasted buttons. Sleeve slits and a slinky belt ensure a modern finish. Shrug it over a slip dress and sandals on balmy summer days.
Elizabeth and James' tote is named after the classic bags used for shopping at vintage stalls and flea markets - one of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's favorite hobbies. This structured accessory is made from glossy faux patent textured-leather and has a deep shape that will easily fit your daily essentials. Attach the shoulder strap if you prefer to go hands-free.
The latest addition to Elizabeth and James' 'Eloise' family, this bag is crafted from snake-effect leather in a neat structured shape. The perfect versatile piece, it has just enough space inside to hold the absolute essentials, and an adjustable shoulder strap so that you can keep your hands free for a coffee or glass of champagne.
Hoop earrings are having a big moment this season. Made from gold-plated brass, Elizabeth and James' wide 'Joni' pair is dotted with glistening white topaz in raised settings. The flat profile makes them lightweight enough for all-day wear.
Elizabeth and James' 'Zoe' earrings have a crawler shape that follows the curve of your lobe. They're made from polished gold-plated silver and feature graduating gems, including agate, white topaz and faux pearls. Why not match them to this set of three rings ?
Cut from white cotton-blend poplin, Elizabeth & James' 'Jasper' shirt is a contemporary take on the classic we all know and love. The minimal placket conceals all the buttons along the front except for the one at the top which is a silver bead, a metallic detail that's echoed in the T bar-fastening cuffs. This piece has a curved hem that's split at the sides, helping you to tuck it effortlessly into your jeans and tailored pants.
Playfully named 'Sloan', we can just imagine seeing Elizabeth and James' mini dress in the party pages of Tatler magazine in the '80s – it nods to the styles worn by Princess Diana back in the day. Cut from bright-blue duchesse-satin, this piece has gathered sleeves and a thigh-skimming hem. When it comes to styling, think 20 denier tights and heels.
Elizabeth & James' 'Yuli' pants are cut from substantial crepe in a wide-leg silhouette. They're detailed with a tonal satin waistband - a subtle reference to tuxedo styles - and have contrasting ivory top-stitching to outline the central pressed creases. Elegant and contemporary, they'll make such a great addition your work wardrobe, no matter what the dress code.
Elizabeth and James's 'Zoe' jacket is printed with muted blooms that contrast beautifully against the midnight-blue background. It's cut from lustrous twill in an oversized, kimono-inspired silhouette. Wear it over a T-shirt and jeans, using the detachable belt to define your waist.
Elizabeth and James' 'Phoenix' rings are shaped to stack neatly but of course look just as cool styled on different fingers. Cast from polished gold-plated metal, this set is adorned with rubies and white topaz - each stone has been meticulously applied by hand.
Elizabeth and James' ivory 'Sheridan' dress is printed with black stripes to follow the contours of your figure for a slimming effect – we especially like how the waist is highlighted by a contrasting horizontal pattern. It's made from a merino wool-blend and has a fluted hem and cuffs. Take your cue from the brand's presentation and wear it with a pair of fresh sneakers.
Elizabeth & James' newest 'Gwen' bag captures the label's relaxed sensibility perfectly. This piece is crafted from sumptuous black satin and knotted at each end to create a signature slouchy shape. There's plenty of space inside for your essentials, plus practical pockets for securing valuables. Carry it on your shoulder to the office and cross-body on weekends.
Belt bags are one of the season's biggest trends - just look at Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Gilda Ambrosio, who have all been spotted carrying iterations of the retro style. Elizabeth and James' 'Pen Pal' version is made from black textured-leather in a slim, envelope silhouette and sized to hold just the essentials. We like it worn cross-body, too.
Elizabeth and James designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen define luxury as understated, versatile and impeccably tailored. Made from dark-blue denim, this 'Fletcher' coat has mustard stitching and wide sleeves with turned-up cuffs. The statement patch pockets emphasize the oversized cut.
Elizabeth and James' crepe de chine 'Fynn' dress is designed in the season's favorite cold-shoulder silhouette - we love how the crystal-embellished straps highlight and frame the cutouts. The loose fit and spliced midi hem means you can move - and dance - around comfortably. Swept-up hair is a must for this one.
Elizabeth and James' 'Berta' tank top will easily become your favorite go-to piece for the season. Cut from an ultra-soft blend of cotton and modal, this high-neck style has thin straps that frame your shoulders and a waffled finish that highlights its slim fit. Try it with dark denim or a voluminous skirt per the brand's lookbook.
Elizabeth and James' Spring '18 collection is bursting with color, but we can always rely on designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to create classic black pieces too. This silk 'Chance' blouse is cut for an oversized fit, with elasticated cuffs that define the voluminous sleeves. Tuck it into a pair of high-rise pants, leaving the neck ties undone.
Bold accessories are the best way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Elizabeth and James' 'Market Shopper' tote is made from patent textured-leather in a small, structured silhouette that's sized to hold the essentials - think a phone, wallet and keys. Carry it by the top handles or attach the strap to go hands-free while shopping.
If you want to make a bold statement this season, Elizabeth and James' 'Frances' tomato-red skirt is a great piece to start with. Cut from a fluid crepe de chine, this maxi style has discreet side pockets and a ribbed-knit waistband for a flexible and flattering fit - highlight it with a white tucked-in top.
Every woman needs a go-to LBD in her closet and Elizabeth and James' 'Nevyn' style is one that you'll turn to season after season. Cut for a close, flexible fit, this piece has a contoured sweetheart neckline that is particularly flattering on smaller busts and a sizable back vent so you can dance comfortably at your next event. The only accessory it needs is a bold red lip.
Our favorite basics get worn on repeat because of their superior quality and cut. One that you'll be sure to reach for often, Elizabeth and James' racer-back 'Berta' tank is made from waffle-knit cotton and modal-blend that's so soft and lightweight. The slim fit ensures it layers smoothly under pretty much anything.
Elizabeth and James' 'Ansley' pants are so versatile - you can wear them to work, at the weekend and everything in between. Crafted from fluid crepe in a wide-leg silhouette, this pair has an elasticated high-rise waistband and braided side trims. Try yours with a chunky sweater and sneakers.
Elizabeth and James' 'Gilmour' sunglasses are made from rose gold-tone metal and fitted with sheer blush tinted lenses. The pearlescent acetate tips are threaded with long beaded chains to look like an elegant necklace. Keep them safe from scratches in the accompanying case.
Elizabeth and James' 'Jules' coat is exquisitely tailored from supple brown suede and has large lapels. It's split at the hem to ease movement and has an accompanying belt to cinch the slightly loose silhouette. Layer it over a floral dress or jeans.
Elizabeth and James' Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen create versatile and timeless staples. Cut from cady, this 'Ruthe' top is fitted through the bodice and flares out to a flattering peplum hem. We love how the long bell sleeves mimic the silhouette. Wear yours with tailored pants or jeans, depending on the occasion.
Elizabeth and James' 'Greene' dress is perfect for events and holiday parties. Cut from black crepe in a slightly loose shift silhouette, it's embellished with rows of fringed beads that swish with every step - we especially love how they look when you're twirling on the dance floor. Wear it with point-toe flats or pumps.
Elizabeth and James' top is twisted at the décolletage to elegantly frame your shoulders. Slightly puffed through the sleeves, this fluid piece is cut from satin-twill for a light and airy fit. Wear yours with heels.
Elizabeth and James updates classic aviator-style sunglasses by swapping the typically soft lines for sharper edges. Made from rose gold-tone metal, this 'Johnson' pair has semi-sheer black lenses and contrasting marbled berry arms. The sleek double brow bar is particularly flattering for round and oval face shapes.
Elizabeth and James' 'Elias' midi skirt is cut in a fluid A-line silhouette. This high-waisted piece has side slit pockets and is subtly pleated for movement. It's styled with an oversized shirt and sneakers in the brand's resort '18 campaign, but we think it looks equally chic with a chunky sweater and point-toe flats.
Elizabeth and James believe that their coveted designs give each woman the freedom to define their own style. Made from snake-effect leather, this compact 'Market Shopper' tote opens to a pocketed interior sized to carry your cardholder, cell phone and keys. Showcase how you wear yours using the brand's playful hashtag tMYElizandJames.
A host of looks at Elizabeth and James' Resort '18 presentation were styled with everyday staples you already have in your closet. Made from fluid crepe, this 'Bron' maxi dress has a fluted hem and cutout shoulders that show just a hint of skin. Try layering it over a simple tee or turtleneck.