The J.Crew Sale Is Full of Fashion Editors’ Favorite Summer Essentials

From airy linen button-downs to nautical stripes, these are the closet basics of every style maven.

women wearing striped top from j.crew
(Image credit: J.Crew)

Although the first official day of summer isn’t for another several weeks, the weather surely begs to differ. Just this past weekend, I stepped outside for a brisk walk while wearing heavy black leggings and an oversized hoodie, fully expecting to encounter a gentle springtime breeze. Instead, I was met with sweat-inducing humidity.

I'm no meteorologist, but I'm guessing that was the first of many boiling days to come. So, I’ve decided that it’s officially time to prepare my closet for summer. And as if J.Crew magically read my mind, the brand just released a major sale on a slew of warm-weather must-haves that will round out any summer wardrobe. From now until Monday, May 6, you can score an extra 30 percent off all sale items— from breezy button-downs that you can wear for a day in the office to linen pants that you can slip over a trendy bikini on your way to the beach.

With hundreds of items to choose from, I've curated 20 of the best summer essentials to help you beat the heat in style.

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren K. Tappan is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes engaging stories ranging from shopping pieces to trend reports. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren covered fashion and beauty for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor, with a specific focus on e-commerce. She also held editorial roles at Town & CountryInto The Gloss, and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Pennsylvania. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.