For those of you who often read my style posts, you know what a longtime fan of J Crew I am. Whether I’m wearing their pieces as a layering building block or featuring one that’s a whimsical print, this brand never disappoints. Like ever. Since childhood. It’s so common that our tastes evolve and change over the decades of our lives. We all have tons of photos that should be captioned “what was I thinking????” Sweater sets and me are not friends. Voluminous poet sleeves? Eek. Heinous trends we were once obsessed with that morphed into embarrassing lapses in judgement🤦🏼♀️. It’s cool; it’s so important to be able to laugh at ourselves and refine our style over time.
Personally, I’m wary of peeps who have dressed the same since infancy. How much have you changed and grown if your wardrobe hasn’t changed even a little?? This is why I love J Crew. Their look is constantly evolving and flowing with the changing needs of the customer. The more pragmatic, preppy designs from my youth became the butterfly printed silk button down of my adulthood. Burgundy pocket t shirts grew into a burgundy pleated leather skirt, one of my prized items in my entire closet. My best hats came from J Crew. Sunglasses, gauzy beach wear, and vibrant color blocking are some of my favorite concepts from the company. My all time fave would have to be my impressive collection of button down shirts. From masculine oxfords to silky, feminine styles that drape my femininity, my J Crew shirts literally carry every outfit. I’ve asked a lot of them over the years, mixing them up in a million different looks. They fit incredibly and are classy and sexy at all times. Yes, I’ve given some J Crew away over the years. The solid pencil skirts aren’t me, and neither were the boxy floral dresses that made me feel like Jackie O for five minutes. I never loved their leopard prints or sequined pieces. But there has never been a time in my fashion history that hasn’t included this brand. Here are some of my favorite J Crew looks from the Lady Blaga archives. Which do you like best? Any suggestions for more ways I can mix it up that might help you put together an outfit? I love acting as a stylist, so if there’s a certain concept you could use ideas for, I would love the challenge of coming up with inspirational combos for y’all. Can the J in J Crew stand for Jessica?