Even though it’s still 90+ degrees outside, I am so ready for fall, and all of the newest fall collections are not helping my case. The upcoming transitional season between summer and fall is my favorite of all–partially because of football season–but also because of the endless possibilities in mixing your wardrobes from both seasons. The second I stepped into the J. Crew factory store a couple of days ago, I knew I was in trouble.
My love of the old-school prep look spans all the way from “borrowing” my mom’s old college blazer to meet my Blair Waldorf style goals circa 2009. (Headbands included, in case you had to ask.) Thankfully, the fine line between effortless old-school style and being downright costume-esque has made itself a little clearer over time.
The old southern theory goes, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” Though I’m sure J. Crew would find a way to state this more eloquently, its collections season after season seem to coincide with that mentality. You can always count on tailored blazers, striped t-shirts galore, chino shorts of every color, and pretty loafers to top it all off.
The J. Crew Factory Store is my secret weapon for achieving this look from head to toe without breaking the bank. I was able to score every item in this look for 40-50% off regular price, and as an added bonus, I was still able to apply my student discount of 15% off my entire purchase since I still use my student email address! All in all, this outfit wrapped up at just under $200, and all are staple pieces I’ll be able to mix and match this fall.
Navy Blazer – J. Crew Factory | Striped Tee – J. Crew Factory | Chino Shorts – J. Crew Factory | Navy Suede Loafers – J. Crew Factory | Purse – Kate Spade (Similar) | Clubmaster Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
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