Right now, all my favorites from J.Crew are 30% off!
So, in light of said discounts, I’m re-posting my little J.Crew roundup of my favorite fall/winter staples and essentials that are on sale for easy reference.
J.Crew makes some of my favorite coats and layering essentials of all time (many of which I’ve owned for years!) So–if you’ve been wanting to purchase some fall/winter staples to round out your seasonal wardrobe at a discount (or even been waiting for some to come back in stock), now is your chance!
Ready, set, let’s go!
And, I also feel the need to input this disclaimer:
With the holidays getting closer, *sale season* is in full swing. You will inevitably start to see more sale alerts on here because style is a huge vertical of this blog and most of my readers look to me to help guide their purchases.
BUT. (Huge but) this does NOT mean that you need to buy ANYTHING new to be stylish, it does not mean that you should ever be purchasing clothes when you have a credit card balance or student loans to pay off. (Please please please always, always pay off your credit cards EVERY MONTH).
Alternatives: There are a lot of great gently used J.Crew items on Poshmark or eBay too. (Which isn’t just budget-friendly, it’s eco-conscious too! Buying second-hand is always a fantastic option and in my early twenties when I was on a ramen noodle budget, many of my name-brand clothes were second-hand!)
This is important for me to reiterate because I want to make sure that you always come away from my posts feeling like you got some great recommendations and ideas, and NOT feel pressured that your lifestyle needs to look a certain way, or to feel inadequate that something is not within your preferred budget-range even when it’s 40% off.
The social media comparison game is always real (seriously–even for me!) so just remember that whatever your life and wardrobe look like right now, it’s great just the way it is. The outfits I post and products I review are meant to be fun, helpful and inspirational suggestions IF you want them, so take what you want, and leave what you don’t.
**Steps off soap box** Okay, let’s jump in! 😉
My Top J.Crew Sale Picks for Fall/Winter:
Probably the warmest non-puffer coat money can buy you–not to mention, it’s just an adorable coat! These go VERY fast every year–seriously, I know so many people wait to buy coats during Black Friday, but this coat (especially in this color) goes so fast that I wouldn’t risk waiting if this is something you’ve been saving up for. (Plus, with the doubled-up-discounts, it’s likely cheaper right now than it will be Black Friday!)
Sizing: I Personally think this coat runs big! I have a 0 and it’s great for wearing bulky layers under, but I probably could have gone down another size even. I think it really just depends on how many layers you plan to wear underneath it.
Everything I said about the above coat also applies to the Lady Day coat! It’s VERY warm for how thin it is–it’s definitely a more refined coat than the Cocoon coat. I love both coats and since obviously, they’re such different styles, I wear them for different things! This coat is more polished. So I like to wear it whenever I want to look extra nice–whether that’s to dinner, a party, a meeting, etc!
Sizing: I wear a size 2 in this coat and it fits perfectly. I don’t usually wear a lot of layers under this coat (though I treat it as more of an evening coat) so if you need it to accommodate a ton of chunky layers you may want to go up a size.
Last but not least in the coat department, the Daphne Topcoat–which is a BEAUTIFUL jacket and a perfect weight for fall/spring. It’s definitely not as warm/heavy as the other two coats (which I’d classify as winter coats) I highlighted above, but it’s a great mid-weight coat! (It was the main coat I wore in Portugal–where the first photo in this post was taken–and it was perfect for the 40-50ish degree weather!)
The color I have is a mustard-camel color (it looks more camel in the online photos than it does in real life–I’d say the second photo is most color-accurate!) I love the two double-breasted button closure and the textured wool–it’s just a very smart looking coat! They just came out with some gorgeous new colors as well!
Sizing: Runs TTS. I ordered a 4 because it’s not as heavy as my other coats so I wanted it to be able to accommodate more layers. But I probably would’ve been good with a 2 as well.
If I had to choose ONE staple that rules my wardrobe for fall/winter, it would be the J.Crew tissue turtleneck. They are the best layering essentials–truly–and look cute on their own or layered under your favorite chunky sweater. I own them in so many colors and I wear one probably 3-4x per week in the colder months. (P.S. These are also the jeans I’m wearing in the above photo from my Portugal trip!)
Sizing: It depends on how you want them to fit. If you want them tight, order your regular size (I have them in both XS and S). If you want them still form-fitting but a bit looser, order a size up.
I love these jeans because they’re super stretchy and soft. Also, the shape is the perfect in-between shape (much like my other favorites–the Everlane Cheeky straight jeans!). They’re straight leg crop, but the leg is still very slim. So if a true straight leg or wide leg feels too trendy for you but you want to break out of the skinny jean rut, I think this is a great jean to try! I love the raw hem and the length is perfect for styling with ankle booties. I’d say these are a higher mid-rise jean–so again, not too hight cut, but not too low either!
Sizing: TTS–Wearing a size 25! Order your regular size–while they’re super stretchy (almost like a jegging), they don’t stretch out!
One of my top selling items during fall/winter last year for good reason–it is an AMAZING wardrobe staple. It’s perfect for work or weekend–it’s part cardigan, part blazer. I love it in the camel color (can you tell camel is my favorite fall/winter color?) but it comes in lot’s of other colors as well!
Sizing: I’d say it might be SLIGHTLY oversized. If you’re between sizes you may want to go down but buy what you’d usually wear in a cardigan, not a blazer. (I went with an XS.)
This was one of my favorite sweaters last year so I’m SO GLAD they brought it back so you guys can take advantage! The roll neck is such a classic, casual style and I really love the one I have in mustard. They come in tons of other colors too!
Sizing: TTS! I’m wearing a small.
It’s back! It’s back! THE classic tartan J.Crew scarf that really just signifies the holidays for me. I’ve owned this scarf for several years and it’s always a favorite! It looks so festive and pretty with everything! Makes the best gift too!
The one I’m wearing here is last year’s version, but they just released this year’s version! The pattern is a bit different this year but just as cute! You can see how I styled mine here, and here! It’s also included in the sale! (FYI–the sweater I’m wearing here is old from Everlane but J.Crew makes a similar cream mock neck sweater that is on sale! Booties above are old.)