Promotional material (video link) for the second JW Anderson x Uniqlo collaboration started circulating online last week, and I am disappointed to say that, at first glance, the new collection is wholly underwhelming compared to JWA x Uniqlo 1.0.

Unlike their first collaboration, which featured functional basics with JWA’s British touch–well-placed buttons, tasteful ruffles, colorful plaids–pieces from the upcoming collection seem to lean so far in the direction of minimal as to be dowdy. I would’ve loved to add to my closet a simpler take on this flare dress from JWA’s Spring 2015 collection, or a flowy skirt with asymmetrical hemlines, like pieces from his Spring 2017 collection. Instead we are getting denim bucket hats and stripe tees that are indistinguishable from things on permanent rotation at Old Navy,

At least I’ll have this duffle coat from last fall’s collection, a December sale find (I hope some of you ordered it when I shared the link here) that quickly became a go-to on warmer days. This is not my first navy duffle coat, but it’s the first one that I’ve wanted to wear all the time. I like it enough that I’ve been trawling eBay for one in red.

Zara Knitted Pompom Hat in Navy || Uniqlo x JW Anderson Duffle Toggle Coat (size XS) || J. Crew Cable-Knit Turtleneck Sweater-Dress (size XXS) || Ann Taylor Modern Classic Pearl & Chain Necklace (past season) || Michael by Michael Kors Medium Selma Leather Zip Top Satchel (reviewed here) with J. Crew Detachable Bag Strap || Lauren Ralph Lauren Shira Booties in Dark Snuff

Before you go, some sale news:

Most sale styles at LuisaViaRoma are an extra 30% off with code SP30, including some Stuart Weitzman classics like the Highland in black ($570 with code), the 5050 in anthracite ($444 with code; reviewed here), and the Allgood in Taupe ($520 with code). Express shipping is free on orders over $100. I ordered the Adidas Superstar with pink stripes, which are still available in all sizes.

Happy shopping!

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