Style + Fantastic Finds

Favorite Five: J.Crew’s New Arrivals

To help fill the morning post, I’m starting a new feature that will show five of my favorite pieces from a retailer’s current collection.  And we’re starting with a long time Capitol Hill Style favorite, J.Crew.

J.Crew was my first stop for new clothing for many years.  Then, there was the dark period, the Drexler-Lyons debacle.  But with new CEO Libby Wadle at the helm, things are looking up.

Wadle wants to eliminate discounts by making the clothes so stylish and high-quality that we’re all glad to pay full-price.  (What an interesting idea.)  And I’ve been loving a lot of their new pre-fall collection.

I absolutely adore this top.  The Cotton Voile Pintuck Blouse comes in a floral that’s a lovely mix of taupe, mauve and rosy hues.  The loop buttons on the front would look great under a light neutral blazer, maybe a cream or olive blazer.  This same floral material is available in a peasant-style blouse.

The details on this jacket are a lot of fun.  This Lightweight Utility Jacket is a great piece with fireman clasps and a classic style.  The material is a nice weight for the fall season; it’s also water resistant.

This Relaxed Boatneck Beach Sweater gives off 80s vibes in the best possible way.  I would wear it over a tank top and leggings for a loungewear look.  You could also wear it over a swimsuit and shorts over Labor Day.

This Classic Fit Cozy Gauze Shirt looks like a great layering piece.  The light weight fabric is nice for right now, and perfect under a sweater later.  It comes in five colors, don’t miss the white and black.

These Easy Luxe Pajamas come in a lovely floral print.  The material has a silky texture, and is made with 50% recycled materials. They would make a great gift, even if it’s for yourself.



  1. E says:

    I used to love J. Crew! But the new arrivals left me bored at best. Maybe it’s just my distaste for the current 90’s throwback that’s really influencing clothes right now (it was ugly then, and we know better now). Maybe I’m just an old now, ugh.

    August 16, 2021/Reply
  2. Caitlin F says:

    Hmmm, we’ll have to see. If the quality improves I’m all about it, but right now I’m not overly impressed. I know it takes a while and supply chains are a disaster right now, so we’ll see!!

    September 3, 2021/Reply