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Duro Olowu for JCPenney Lookbook

Back in October, I told you all about the upcoming Duro Olowu for JCP collection, and now we've got the complete Spring 2013 lookbook! To recap, JCPenney is collaborating with Nigerian-born designer Duro Olowu for a collection that includes women's apparel and accessories as well as home decor pieces, priced from just $10-$100. Olowu is known for his vibrant prints and feminine silhouettes. I wasn't too familiar with this designer before, but I'm already a fan. I'm kinda loving this entire collection and see lots of pieces I can wear, like the geometric print pants (with a white tee and jean jacket); the metallic brocard shirtdress (gorgeous fabric and Jackie O. cut); and the animal print cardigan (with leather pants and sneaks a la Miranda Kerr). Shop it this March in stores and online at

Click through to see all the looks, and let me know what you think in the comments! MOUSE OVER any image for details on availability and pricing.

Photos courtesy of JCPenney
I love the colors and prints. The plaid dress in the second photo is the only one calling to me, but I'll have to see if it's worth a stapless bra!
#1 Laura on 2013-01-22 15:25 (Reply)
WOW, I love this (and admittedly I did not think that I would). The polka dot sweater, metallic trench, bottom skirt especially. Love it!

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#2 amanda (Homepage) on 2013-01-22 15:40 (Reply)
I am loving the dresses and that brocade skirt is gorgeous! So affordable too. Can't wait to see these items up close and personal and to snag some!
#3 Kellyann on 2013-01-22 16:39 (Reply)
I'm so excited to see Duro Olowu collaborating with JCP! I loved the DO Spring 2013 line :-)

#4 Neekoh (Homepage) on 2013-01-22 17:19 (Reply)
K first off, I love the collection. the vibrancy of the palette has me craving for Spring!

Now, a request: I love that you put availability and pricing information by hovering over images with look books, but I can't see that info when I'm browsing on a mobile device. Would you consider changing that to direct text on the web page instead?
#5 Jen on 2013-01-22 23:25 (Reply)
@Jen - Good call, I hadn't considered how it would look on a mobile device. I'll consider captions next just tends to clutter the page, so that's why I've done the hover til now :-)
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-01-23 10:26 (Reply)
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