The J. Crew Cheat Sheet: What to Buy This Summer


Who doesn’t love the artful layering and unstudied elegance of J. Crew. It’s irresistible. Fortunately, the styling secrets of the J. Crew catalog are relatively easy to master. Here, 3 pointers for pulling off the signature look:

1. Bold Lips: A bold lip on an otherwise bare-ish face is a trademark of the brand’s style. So is shiny, slightly undone hair.

2. Master the Half Untuck, the Cuffed Pant, and More: Details are critical when pulling off this look. Did you know that, when you roll the sleeves up on a shirt, the cuffs should show? Learn more J. Crew styling secrets here.

3. Mix, Don’t Match: The key to the J. Crew look is making style appear effortless. Avoid anything too contrived.

Styling tips will only get you so far. In order to pull off the J. Crew look, you need to buy some fab summer clothes. Here, a cheat sheet to help:




1. “The Ropes” metallic Kennebunkport bracelet, $65

2. “Havana” clutch in Natural Gold, $50

3. Swiss dot pom pom skirt, $75

4. Merino silk panel sweater in Cove Floral, $118

5. Beach pant, $68

6. Colorblock tunic, $88

7. Chino short with embroidered fish, $65

8. “Pilar” sandals, $98

9. Chambray tunic, $140

10. Lace trim tank, $60

11. Gemstone floral print silk shorts, $120

12. Embroidered printed cotton top, $63

13. Tassel pendant necklace, $58

14. Surfboard linen sweater, $80

15. Tap short in neon coral jacquard

16. Toothpick “Cone” denim jean in white

17. Printed gladiator sandals, $298

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