I love a great sale. Moreover, I love a great sale from a brand I already adore. Enter: J.Crew’s Almost-Fall Sale, which has everything I need to bring my summer wardrobe into fall, plus pieces that are perfect for my last summer trip. (Spoiler alert: I'm talking about the same pieces.) I almost exclusively shop sales because, well, a good deal is a good deal, Shopping Editor or not, so consider me excited to fill up my cart. For J.Crew’s "Almost Fall" Sale, a ton of sale items are up to 30 percent off with the code “SHOPNOW.” The sale runs August 8 through August 14.
One of my favorite things about J.Crew's sale is that so many of the pieces can pull double-duty. I’m talking about a lavender sweater that can be worn with light-wash jeans and white sneakers toward the end of August, and over a black dress with matching ankle boots in the fall and winter. The same goes for the shoe section, which includes Mary Jane ballet flats and the perfect light brown loafers.
If you're hoping to snag vacation-ready pieces at a discount, consider selecting one of the flirty ruffled one-piece swimsuits. Or, pick one of the strappy chunky-heeled sandals that look like they could retail for four times the price. Keep scrolling to shop a few of my favorite, editor-approved picks from the End of Summer sale, now.
This sweater-blazer hybrid is about to be the only thing I wear for the next six months—don't tell the rest of my closet. It's on sale for just a hair over $100 and comes in six colors including this black and a bright Kelly green hue. Shop it now in sizes XXXS through 3X.
This pair of shoes hits two trends. Not only are they a super cute pair of ballet flats, but the delicate strap turns them into the sweetest pair of Mary Janes. They come in other colors, too, including hot pink and gold.
If you *are* looking for a cute one-piece swimsuit for an end-of-summer jaunt (or if you're just stalking up ahead of next year), this ruched pick is a great option. It comes in a ton of colors (Barbiecore pink! Black! Navy Blue!) with some of the prints on sale for even less right now.
This long sweater looks so cozy that it might just become my designated office sweater. It comes in two colors (black and charcoal gray) and is cute belted or worn on its own over the top of your already-cute winter office outfit. Or, feel free to wear it as a fall jacket on the in-between days.
These classic grandpa loafers caught my eye because they're the perfect sneaker alternative for the fall and winter. I love (love, love!) a loafer instead of a sneaker because they elevate the look. I love how they look with a cropped trouser, a skirt and tights, or with a maxi dress and chunky socks. Shop this pair in two colors and in sizes 5 through 12 (but not half sizes, sadly).
If you're like me, your sweater collection could use an update ASAP. This one from J.Crew is available to shop in a very summery lavender shade—one of 2023's most in-demand colors after "Digital Lavender" was dubbed the color of the year for 2023. It's also available in colors like a latte brown—which is trending for fall—and black.
You probably already have your favorite trench coat for fall 2023, but do you have a matching pair of trousers? Probably not. Luckily, J.Crew is here to fix that for you. This pair from the fall collection is on sale for less than $150 rigiht now and comes in sizes 00 through 24.
I hate to break it to you but skinny (or at least skinnier) jeans are coming back for this season and the rest of the year ahead. Luckily, this pair is on sale for less than $100 right now. You can shop them in either this dark blue wash or white and in sizes 23 through 37.
My mom drilled it into my head that having a cashmere scarf on hand at all times between the months of September and April was paramount, and it's been a hard habit to break since living on my own. Hence, my obsession with this cashmere scarf. Invest in it now and hold onto it forever.
You can never have too many button-down shirts in your collection. This pinstriped one is on-trend for the season ahead (the print was seen on runways at brands like Saint Laurent and Dries Van Noten). This gray one is available now for less than $70 in the sale.
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Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.
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