J.Crew has been on fire lately. They have always had a solid winter wardrobe selection but this year in particular, they’ve been hitting it out of the park. (I want basically everything.)
My online cart was getting out of control because I couldn’t stop adding more items that I loved, so I decided to head into my local J.Crew to try all the things.
My conclusion? Even better in person.
(Psst…right now J.Crew is offering 50% off Women’s Winter Styles. Use code SHOPNOW at checkout.)
A Winter-Inspired J.Crew Sale Try-On: Fair-Isle, Faux-Leather Pants & More
What initially drew me into my J.Crew store was my desire to try on all the fabulous fair-isle knitwear I’ve been ogling online (and they definitely did NOT disappoint). What I wasn’t expecting, however, was to fall in love with so many pairs of J.Crew jeans – especially these pintuck wide-leg trouser jeans and these slim wide-leg faux-leather pants.
In the past, J.Crew has never really been at the top of my list for places to shop for jeans or pants, but that all changed today. Keep scrolling to see even more pieces I loved in this J.Crew try-on like this super-sharp herringbone blazer and the most flattering fitted tuxedo vest.
1 & 2: Fair Isle Sweater and Faux Leather Wide-Leg Pants
This fair-isle sweater is one I’d been eyeing online for a while – in fact, this whole outfit, minus the boots, was inspired by a look on J.Crew’s website. I’m so glad I was able to try the sweater on in person because it really is amazing in person It’s a high-quality, chunkier, thick knit that is NOT itchy at all (I was totally prepared for it to be). And even though I do NOT need another pair of faux-leather pants, this pair did come home with me because I could not resist. They are so flattering and comfortable – and offered a nice little uplifting perk for my bum.
Fit Notes: My only options for the sweater in store were an XS and an XL. I went with the XL and actually really liked the slightly oversized fit, especially when paired with these pants. At the moment I am right in between a size 28 and a 29. I’m wearing a 29 in these pants and they fit perfectly.
This gorgeously vivid blue fair-isle sweater was one of my favorites online and it’s such a bright and happy color in real life. It’s also super soft and lightweight. The fabric has a nice amount of stretch to it and it really is such an easy, comfortable lightweight knit. If I was still teaching, this is definitely a look I’d wear because the sweater is breathable and the mid-rise straight leg jeans are stretchy and easy to move in.
Fit Notes: This sweater runs pretty true to size, I thought the medium was perfect and it’s lightweight enough that it could be tucked into jeans or pants without any bulging. I went with a 29 in these jeans and they were a little loose in the waist but otherwise fit well overall.
I’ve never really considered myself a blazer person before until I tried on this Willa Blazer. It’s fulfilling all my ‘boss-bitch attends important business meeting’ and ‘Professor Jess’ dreams. I really ended up loving the brown herringbone color that adds a little bit of a retro vibe to the look, especially when paired with these amazing pin-tuck wide-leg trouser jeans that definitely came home with me.
Fit Notes: In tops, I am a pretty solid medium size, so the size 6 fit really well. If anything, there is still room underneath for a lightweight sweater. As for the jeans, I am in love. The size 29 were too large in the waist but the size 28 fit perfectly.
I absolutely LOVE how this look came together. I would definitely wear this to a casual holiday event, possibly Jon’s work party downtown. This slim-fit tuxedo vest is top rated and I see why. It fits like a dream. It’s classy and stylish and is the perfect piece to elevate an outfit. This vest goes so well with the pintuck trouser wide-leg jeans (also pictured above) and gives you a peak of the jean’s waist.
Fit Notes: The vest fits true to size but was a little tight in the chest so if you are large chested I would size up. I was worried I would the vest would be too stiff and I have to unbutton all the little buttons to get it on but it totally went over my head without all the hassle.
This cropped denim puffer jacket was another item I’ve been eyeing online. I like it because it’s lined with navy quilted fabric on the inside so that means it’s extra cozy and warm and perfect for colder temperatures. I also wanted to try on these bestselling full-length slim wide-leg pants in stretch velvet, and while I didn’t love how they looked on me, they are VERY comfortable and soft.
Fit Notes: While I love the jacket, because the sleeves are lined, the arms look a little bulkier than I usually like. I am wearing a 28 in these pants, but if they had a size 29 in store, I would have gone with the larger size because the 28 were a little snug.
10 & 11: This Chunky Crewneck Sweater and These Vintage Slim Boyfriend Jeans
This outfit is pretty much my ideal everyday fit, perfect for runnings errands or a quick coffee catch-up date with a girlfriend. This chunky crewneck sweater is made with ‘supersoft yarn’, so you guessed it, it’s the softest without any hint of itch and comes in white/black stripes and navy/white stripes options as well. These vintage slim boyfriend jeans are 99% cotton, 1% Lycra spandex, so they are nice and stretchy.
Fit Notes: They only had an XL of this striped sweater in store so that’s what I’m wearing. I’d probably prefer my usual medium size because the sleeves are extra wide. The jeans are the same option I’m wearing in the second photo but in a lightwash. They didn’t have a 29, so I am in the 28 and fit fine. Some reviewers fill that the jeans run large.
The double-face blend Harriet trench coat is a cozier, more relaxed take on J.Crew’s classic Harriet trench coat. It’s a 72% polyester, 24% wool, 4% other fibers blend so the fabric is nice and soft with no itch. It does give me ‘bathrobe vibes’ but it looks really cute untied.
Fit Notes: Because the fit is so relaxed, I wish I had sized down to a small. I am wearing a medium in the picture above.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to let me know in the comments if there is anything you’d like to see me cover in the future,