J. Crew has long been known as an essential preppy label, and with the new Spring Summer 2013 collection label shown at New York Fashion Week earlier this week they continue forward in leaps and bounds. With stripes and plaids being on display with some of them being very nautical in nature. Along with stripes J. Crew has also gone colourful this season with blues, navy, gold, and teal among other colours being predominately on display. One of my favourite looks from the collection is a pair of tan pants, deck shoes, and an indigo button up over a nautical striped t-shirt. This collection shows why J. Crew continue to a an essential American brand.