I Discovered 23 Elegant Basics Hiding in J.Crew's Summer Sale

Best of all? Every item is under $250.

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I’ve been on a mission to elevate my summer wardrobe for quite some time now. Although there’s nothing wrong with my current closet (which is filled with laid-back white T-shirts, gauzy linen shorts, and barely-there tank tops), I’m looking to give my style a more tasteful upgrade by incorporating elegant basics. Specifically, I’m seeking polished pieces like breezy button-down shirts, summer dresses covered in nautical-inspired stripes, and sharply tailored vests.

Thankfully, J.Crew’s current sale has everything I could possibly need to bring my fashion dreams to fruition. While sorting through thousands of items on the brand’s site, I discovered a slew of sophisticated summer basics currently on a 50-percent-off sale. To make matters even better, I discovered that all sale styles are 60 percent off with the code “JULY.” So, if you're also aiming to refresh your summer wardrobe with a hint of refinement, you’ll want to keep scrolling.

I’ve selected 23 elegant basics from J.Crew and assembled them in the curated list ahead. If you see something you like, you’ll want to act quickly; this major sale ends Monday, July 8, at midnight, so you don’t want to waste another minute!

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes trend reports, shopping pieces, and celebrity news stories. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren worked for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor with a specific focus on seasonal styles and coveted products. She also worked for Town & Country, where she developed a robust portfolio of fashion roundups and designer profiles.

Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism. While attending Penn, Lauren contributed to the university's fashion magazine, The Walk, while also interning for Philadelphia Style Magazine and EveryStylishGirl.

When she’s not exploring the world of fashion, you can find Lauren sharpening her skills as DJ, discovering new restaurants in New York City (she’s a foodie), and spending quality time with friends and family. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.