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20 Wardrobe Essentials from the J. Crew Summer Sale

Get up to 60 percent off these gorgeous pieces from J. Crew—but the sale won't last long.

J. Crew has long been beloved for its preppy-chic staples, from breezy cotton dresses to flattering suit separates that work just as well at a summer wedding as they do at work. For those who love the brand's style, there's no time like the present to stock up on a new wardrobe—from now through July 24, J. Crew is offering up to an extra 60 percent off select sale merchandise with promo code 5DAYS. However, with thousands of J.Crew items on sale, it can be hard to pick—so we've rounded up the best of the best for you. And for more summer essentials, check out these 20 Genius Ways to Transform Your Backyard for Under $100.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

This elegant lace dress

young white woman in blue lace dress
J. Crew

Whether you've got a summer wedding to attend or feel like getting dressed up for date night, this gorgeous lace dress is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. With its long sleeves and knee-grazing hemline, it even works well as a great fall dress when paired with some tights and a jean jacket! If you want to head to the store in person, This Is the Best Time to Go Shopping, According to the CDC.

$228$57 at J. Crew
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These gorgeous faux pearl ear jackets

pearl and gold ear jacket earrings
J. Crew

Want to upgrade your jewelry box without spending a fortune? Then look no further than these faux pearl ear jackets, which just scream "prized heirloom."

$30$8 at J. Crew
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This cotton linen blazer

young asian man in gray suit
J. Crew

Lighten up your summer look with this stunning cotton linen blend blazer. It not only looks polished with its matching pants, but can add an air of sophistication to your favorite jeans, too. And before you head back to work, stock up on these 9 Things Doctors Say You Need Before Returning to Work.

$168$49 at J. Crew
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This pleated floral midi skirt

pleated floral skirt
J. Crew

Who says long skirts can't be daring? This pleated floral midi skirt takes the mid-calf trend to bold new heights.

$118$29 at J.Crew
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This gingham button-down shirt

green and white gingham button down shirt
J. Crew

That sea of blue, black, and white button-downs in your closet is a snooze-fest. Luckily, all it takes is the addition of this colorful and comfy gingham shirt to breathe some new life in to your wardrobe.

$65$24 at J. Crew
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This striped popover tunic

young white woman in cotton tunic shirt
J. Crew

The best summer clothes are the ones you can simply toss on before heading out the door—and that's just what you'll get with this striped popover tunic, which is every bit as versatile as it is flattering. And if you're eager to beat the heat, discover these 13 Genius Ways to Cool Down Your House Without A/C.

$80$18 at J. Crew
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This sheath dress

young white woman in green sheath dress
J. Crew

You'll rarely go wrong with the classic silhouette of a sheath dress. Better yet, this one comes in a pop of vibrant green that can instantly liven up any look.

$158$40 at J. Crew
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This quilted vest

young white man in green vest
J. Crew

Already looking to freshen up your winter wear? This quilted vest looks like an expensive designer piece, but you can't beat the price at just $12. And if you're wondering how stores are changing amid the pandemic, check out these 6 Popular Stores You Can't Enter Without a Face Mask.

$80$12 at J. Crew
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These leopard calf hair smoking slippers

leopard print flats
J. Crew

Whether you're wearing them with jeans, a midi skirt, or a caftan, these leopard calf hair slippers just scream sophistication. They even come in half sizes from size 5 to 12!

$198$53 at J. Crew
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This dip-dyed canvas tote

yellow and white tote bag
J. Crew

Looking for a grab-and-go tote that doesn't bear the insignia of your local public radio station? This dip-dyed tote is every bit as pretty as it is practical. And if you want to use your time inside to get fit, check out these 18 Genius Pieces of Home Gym Equipment You Can Still Buy Online.

$18$8 at J. Crew
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This silk organza slip skirt

young white woman in orange silk midi skirt and blue top
J. Crew

Comfortable, flattering, and versatile, this slip skirt is just as easily dressed up as it is down. If you're looking for a bolder pop of color, it also comes in a bright yellow hue. And for more deals, sign up for our daily newsletter.

$128$36 at J. Crew
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These slim-fit corduroys

brown corduroy pants
J. Crew

Take a break from your jeans-and-t-shirt uniform with a pair of comfortable cords. While they may have a bit of a '70s vibe, their slim fit is distinctly modern.

$88$10 at J. Crew
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This pull-on striped sequin skirt

young white woman in striped sequin shirt
J. Crew

Where's the party? Anywhere you wear this gorgeous sequin skirt, of course! However, despite its glam look, its length means it's totally work-appropriate, too.

$188$47 at J. Crew
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This stretch organic cotton shirt

young black man in blue button down shirt
J. Crew

Dressing for work doesn't have to be boring with this patterned cotton shirt, now on sale at J. Crew for just $26. Made of organic cotton, it's already got the broken-in look and feel you usually only get from clothes you've had for years.

$70$26 at J. Crew
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This tropical necklace

floral resin necklace on gold chain
J. Crew

Looking for a pop of color to liven up your favorite all-black outfit? This tropical flower necklace is sure to have all eyes on you.

$118$40 at J. Crew
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These suede boots

men's lace up suede boots
J. Crew

Great shoes don't have to cost a fortune. Case in point: These lace-up suede boots are sturdy and comfortable, but cost just $38 right now.

$168$38 at J. Crew
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This kids' fair isle sweater

young boy in fair isle sweater
J. Crew

Who says holiday sweaters have to be boring? One of the hidden gems from the J. Crew sale this summer is this adorable fair isle sweater is a fun twist on classic winter gear, thanks to its lively alien print.

$70$16 at J. Crew
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These Liberty print swim trunks

liberty of london print swim trunks
J. Crew

Stripes? Boring. Solids? Uninspired. Liberty print trunks? Just the thing you need to liven up your summer swim look.

$118$34 at J. Crew
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These kids' glitter Chelsea boots

blue children's chelsea boots with glitter accent
J. Crew

Any parent can tell you: Kids' shoes are surprisingly expensive, considering how short a period of time they often wear them for. The good news? These gorgeous glittery boots are marked down to $48, meaning you can stock up for winter without breaking the bank.

$98$48 at J. Crew
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This beaded stretch bangle

white beaded bangle with gold accents
J. Crew

Whether you're wearing it alone or as part of an arm stack, this elegant, understated bangle is all sophistication.

$40$18 at J. Crew
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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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