Effortlessly chic tends to be a description reserved for the French. But Lord & Taylor is taking that concept to American fashion with its new line, 424 Fifth.

 

The contemporary brand’s first collection includes black leather track pants, a selection of midi-length skirts and lots of straight lines.

“Our customer will always be able to find her new favorite basics here but will uncover a must-have statement piece along the way,” the brand’s website reads.

 

But 424 Fifth puts a twist on what would be considered your closet’s basics: black dress shorts in textured crepe, a full black skirt in bonded mesh, a below-the-knee skirt that’s laser cut with lace-like detailing and a beautifully-blue denim suit.

The spring lookbook is filled with a wonderful mix of neutrals and bold hues, so well-handled that even the edgiest of their pieces look like classics.

 

Take this midi, citron-colored skirt paired up with a midnight blue cable-knit sweater and white pumps. But maybe that’s props that need to be handed to the stylists.

Regardless, the entire collection was so well thought-out and put together, the bar has been set high for future collections. Here’s to hoping the designers deliver.