Another season, another J.Crew collection I can’t get enough of. The brand behind my favorite spring and summer drops is back with a new fall collection, and it is filled with pieces that do away with my end-of-summer blues. Consider me excited for the fall season (and all the new clothes that come with it).
J.Crew's new collection is full of wardrobe classics that you can buy now and wear for seasons to come. The brand’s best-selling pieces like the Lady Jacket are revamped for transitional weather in trendy new colorways like a rich cobalt blue and in fresh fabrications like denim. These richer colors appear next to plenty of trendy metallic pieces that are sure to carry you into the festive season, where metallics like silver and gold practically read as neutrals.
Alongside the punchier colors and textures of the new collection are plenty of elevated basics—like cargo pants in classic colorways, iconic cashmere sweaters that you should always have in multiple, and a few colorful silk dresses that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Personal standouts for me include the slim-fitting sweater vest that is sure to be layered under my fall and winter coats and jackets. I'm also a huge fan of a smocked dress, and this collection has so many great options to choose from. It's time to revamp your fall dress collection!
There are over 500 pieces in the new collection for you to choose from, but I saved you the scrolling. Ahead, I’ve picked out 19 items that I'm adding to my cart.
Every color of this pair of ballet flats are on sale right now, with some colorways going for as low as $95. This satin pair is currently discounted down to $119 and is hailed as an easy option for fall dressing. "They are much more lightweight than I was expecting, but I'm into it," wrote one five-star reviewer. "Sole of shoe feels solid, satin upper is flexible and light."
Collection Rylie Caged-Toe Heels in Snak-Embossed Italian Leather,
$298 $180 at J.Crew
Holiday party season is coming up, and this pair of heels (available in either silver or gold) are the perfect option to spice up your little black dress. Both colors are on sale now.
How cute is this cropped denim jacket from the new collection? It’s the denim version of the brand’s best-selling Lady Jacket, which I personally own and keep on hand when I want to channel some ‘50s flair in my outfits. While most denim jackets have a masculine feel, this version plays more sweet. Go ahead and team it with your favorite pair of light-wash jeans or with the denim skirt on this very list—the Canadian tuxedo has never looked so good.
An under-$200 bag that I can carry on an everyday basis? Consider me invested. This one comes in a pretty gold color that has captured my magpie heart. Reviewers are already obsessed with the black version from a previous season for it’s great quality. This the kind of bag that looks way pricier than it actually is. One thing to keep in mind is that it doesn’t have any interior pockets. But yes, it’s big enough to carry your laptop. It's also available in suede and neutral leather.
This rich cobalt blue shade is my favorite of the season so far. I like to think of it as an elevated, punchier neutral shade. It plays well with lighter, summery shades like khaki or white, but also can be styled with navy or black. The Lady Jacket is one of my favorite of J.Crew’s styles because it’s so sweet and so easy to style. I’m not someone who wears a ton of outwardly feminine items, but this one is great because I can wear it with cargo pants (also on this list) for a bit of balance.
Smocked dresses are for every single season. This dotted version is bra-friendly, comes in solid black, and is available to shop in sizes XXS through 3X. The high neckline is also great for all different types of events, from the office to an after-work cocktail party or drinks date. You can also run the gamut when it comes to your accessories. I would personally style this dress with a pair of chunky black ankle boots to toughen it up a bit, but classic pumps or sneakers are just as cute.
If you’re anything like me, you tend to forget to refresh your knitwear basics every season. I, for one, need a new turtleneck. However, I find that many traditional options come up too high neck and leave me feeling itchy and sweaty in areas I would prefer to not be sweaty in. This one from J.Crew has a slightly lower turtleneck design so that won’t happen. Plus, the boxier fit is great for days when getting dressed feels harder than normal.
Finding the perfect, relatively inexpensive jacket is a feat I did not expect to have to tackle as an adult. However, this one from J.Crew somehow fits the bill for what I'm looking for. It comes in several neutral colors including this olive green and a navy blue, has a removable brown collar for subtle versatility, and hits in right at the waist. Plus, it comes in three lengths (Tall, Petite, and Classic) so that you can find the best option for you.
More Lady Jackets? More Lady Jackets! This pale blue version of J.Crew's best-selling style is so sweet for the office. It has a slightly longer silhouette than other versions coming in a measurement of 21 3/8" so that it hits just above your waist. You can shop it in two other colors, too, including a creamy white option or a light brown version with white trim.
This short-sleeved polo dress is the ideal fall dress. It comes in two colors—this navy as well as a light tan colorway. Inspired by the '90s, it has a bias cut for a seamlessly chic finished look. The collar detail also makes it perfect for layering underneath a cropped sweater or jacket for extra warmth, but it would look just as nice with white sneakers or sandals while the weather still permits them.
Cropped jackets are coming back in for fall after years of wearing chronically-oversized options. This dainty tweed version from J.Crew caught my eye and has lived in my Instagram saved folder ever since. Available in sizes XXXS through 3X, the body measures 17.5 inches for a fit that would look great with high-waisted jeans or trousers. It's made from a cotton-linen blend for maximum breathability.