Recently I discovered the magic of online fashion store J Crew as they opened their doors to free international shipping, a special duty free period and VIP access to their special team of stylists when you sign up as a J Crew Insider.
I was fortunate enough to be offered a chance to try J Crew for myself and settled on four pieces of clothing which can be worn together, or pieced with other items in my wardrobe. In terms of the shopping experience, this successful brand gives you an easy to navigate store full of wearable, high quality designs with fast postage.
What I like is that it was easy to select pieces which won’t go out of style and the fabric will last and last. Some of these items may no longer be available as their store is being constantly updated, but it gives you an idea of what you will find at J Crew.
A good pair of black leggings should be a staple in every wardrobe, and these Signature Leggings are a nice comfortable fit with extra hold for curvy girls.
Black leggings are slimming if you wear them right and these look best with something a little longer over top – rather than as pants (models are the exception). Team them with a pair of ballet flats (available at J Crew) and an oversized bag and you have a cute casual look.
I admit I was in a bit of a casual mood when I was browsing J Crew and when I spotted this short sleaved terry sweat I felt like it had my name on it. It’s slouchy and it is comfortable – but there is something really “cool” looking about it.
You could pair it with leggings, but my favourite look is with a pair of bright coloured jeans. If you want something to wear with your red jeans, this is a good fit. They have a collection of cute sweaters in varying sleeve lengths so you will certainly find something you will like.
I had a browse through the J Crew sale section to see if I could score a bargain, and this little classic ¾ sleeved tee is what I ended up with. There were all different colours but I decided on black for winter.
A basic that goes with just about anything and can be dressed up or down and anywhere in between. Cute little buttons give it a subtle point of difference – J Crew has a selection of basic tees which are always good to have in your cupboard!
My final selection was this transeasonal cardi, it also came in red which is what I chose because I was craving some colour and wanted to wear it with the basic tee.
¾ sleeves always seem to make your arms look so much better and this is fitted enough to give you a shape while still allowing you to wear your favourite top underneath.
There is a huge range of clothing at J Crew, most of which allow you to really create your own style and mix with eclectic or classic pieces in your current wardrobe. I was impressed by the quality of the clothes and this will not be the last time I shop at this much loved, iconic store. I had no sizing issues either, everything fit perfectly using standard sizing.
By visiting J Crew and signing up as a J Crew Insider (it’s free) you will be treated as a VIP with complimentary expedited shipping and duty free shopping until August 31st 2012.
Visit to start receiving special member benefits: www.jcrew.com/helloworld
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