Let your Fall Wardrobe shine with 40% off at J.Crew

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‘Tis the season for 40% off new clothing arrival promotions and the latest to join the fray is J. Crew, using the code YAYCLOTHES. Yay clothes is how I feel every Fall!! And forty percent off certainly helps to stock my closet with pretties. This year J. Crew is offering a lot of cute stuff — and trying to recapture some of their former glory with reissues and reinterpretations of past season items.

They’re also working back into their sweet spot of classic clothing. Modern classic items like the Everyday cashmere crewneck sweater ($98 + 40% off, above) are exactly what I go to J. Crew for! (The jeans are sold out.) It joins highlights like the Harlow cardigan sweater ($98 + 40% off), another classic with a twist in four colors and the Velvet pull-on skirt ($90 + 40% off), a glorious skirt that comes in a warm mustard-gold called ‘vintage gold’ or classic navy.

I’m delighted by many of the classic items with fun accents, including the Regent blazer in plaid with velvet tie ($228 + 40% off, above), one of many waist-tie items J. Crew has right now. Neck ties are also in and beautiful on pieces like the Tweed Lady jacket with ties ($198 + 40% off) and I love it! There are buttons aplenty adorning the Striped button-shoulder turtleneck ($55 + 40% off) or layering piece perfection like the Long-sleeve crewneck T-shirt in slub cotton ($30 + 40% off) in a whole list of colors. I’m also quite happy with the matching set of the Cotton Jackie cardigan sweater (now $50-$60 + 40% off) and the Cotton Jackie shell ($48).

Even J. Crew’s trendier pieces are laying back a bit, a la the lovely Easy sweatshirt ($63 + 40% off, above) that’s joined in comfort and function by pieces including the Cropped sweater-blazer ($119 + 40% off). I think the blazer would look perfect over the Silk ruffle cami in leopard print (now $45) which like many sale items isn’t included the promotion but is still a great price. In try-ons the Pleated tank top (now $23 + 40% off) was a surprising win that would look fantastic over cropped pants or jeans.

The best deals in this promotion may lie in outerwear, where items that hardly ever make it to promo are included in this one. The highlight for me is the Italian double-cloth wool lady day coat with Thinsulate® ($350 + 40% off) — my 2012 version of this coat is still going strong and looks like new! Another item I’m pumped to see included is the Faux-fur vest ($120 + 40% off), which was an insta-sellout last year. If classic is more your style, the Excursion quilted down vest ($120 + 40% off) is also in the promo.

For items that have sold out or are not currently available in your size, I recommend also checking Nordstrom’s J. Crew selection and Net-A-Porter’s too.

Below, my current J. Crew picks which include items in this promo, on sale and excluded. What’s been good at J. Crew for you recently?


  1. October 4, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Everything is so good! I want all of their new arrivals!

    • October 4, 2017 / 10:15 am

      I like a lot of the new stuff too! I'm loving the return of grosgrain ribbon accents, wrap dresses and true wool coats and suiting!

  2. October 4, 2017 / 8:23 am

    So many amazing items!! I just love the velvet tank top!!

    • October 4, 2017 / 10:15 am

      Me too, the colors are perfect for layering.

  3. whatnicolewore
    October 4, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Love when they run the 40% sale! That slouchy off the shoulder sweater looks so comfy.

    • October 4, 2017 / 10:16 am

      It is beyond comfortable on, very soft like a great blanket.

  4. klj1
    October 4, 2017 / 10:12 am

    When they run this sale every year it makes me want to buy a new coat…I don't need any more coats! 🙂
    (I'm eyeing the cashmere crewneck sweater)

    • October 4, 2017 / 10:16 am

      LOL I understand that! I also don't need any more coats but blazers? I might need one or two new of those.

  5. October 4, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Ah!! I'm so excited for this sale!! I'm in love with the faux fur vest. Thanks for letting us know about it 🙂

    • October 4, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      You're welcome! I like it too, especially in the poppy pink color. We'll see if I can think of enough outfits to justify it.

      • Christina Nagao
        October 4, 2017 / 10:34 pm

        I want to second Roxy's recommendation for the faux fur vest. I bought the vest in the navy color, and it fits pretty closely against the body for a more streamlined fit (unlike Anthro's rather boxy faux fur vests this season). Since I'm short, fur vests tend to overwhelm me, but not this one! This one's a winner!

        • October 5, 2017 / 9:06 am

          Love it Christina, thanks for the mini-review!

  6. robinavidor
    October 4, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Soooooooooooo much to lust over! LOL Thanks for sharing! xo

    • October 4, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Agree, a nice issue to have!

  7. Kristina
    October 4, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I love that beautiful blue peacoat! I love a great sale when it's time to buy a few new clothes for the season!

    • October 4, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Isn't it the loveliest shade of blue? I'm hoping to see many more items in that color.

  8. October 4, 2017 / 11:42 am

    So many amazing picks! I don't know where to start first. I love those red flats!

    • October 4, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Me too! I have them in navy already and they're all-day comfortable.

  9. Maggie
    October 4, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    The cashmere crewneck does not appear to be part of the sale. Sad face.

    • October 4, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      What??? Oh my goodness Maggie I'm so sorry, J.Crew does play these games sometimes — I placed an order with the sweater in it yesterday and did get the 40% off on it; hopefully it's a glitch and it will be re-marked at the 40% off later today?

      • Maggie
        October 4, 2017 / 11:35 pm

        And I think it said 40% the first time I looked at it. It is still a reasonable price but I will check out the quality in person….. Or maybe it will switch back!

        • October 4, 2017 / 11:38 pm

          I hear you! I doubt my sweater will come before the promo ends, but I'm happy to check the store near my work tomorrow to see if they have it so I can comment on it in more detail.

    • LaurenS
      October 4, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      This bummed me out, too. I love the aqua color and may still pay the full price but it'd be so nice to get 40% off!

  10. joevans29
    October 4, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    JCrew is just killing it this year. I really love their thin turtlenecks for an instantly chic work outfit.

    • October 4, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Yes! The tissue turtlenecks look great with a pencil skirt or under a blazer.

  11. Simone
    October 4, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Super cute fall stuff! Bummer about the jeans being sold out. They look awesome!

  12. Melissa Chapman
    October 4, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    J. Crew is such a great brand there clothes have a classic elegance that will never go out of fashion. That sweater and blazer look so good on you.

    • October 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      I'm not wearing them — these are photos from J. Crew's website! But thank you and I agree they will never go out of fashion.

  13. Guest
    October 4, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Sorry this is completely off topic but does anyone know if Anthropologie will do another Anthro day again (20% off) or since they did one recently, probably not for a while? I'm seeing a few things that I'd like to purchase but not sure if I should wait for a percent off of regular price. Thank you and sorry for the off topic question.

    • October 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Very likely yes! But I don't know exactly when…likely sometime this month, for at least a Friday if not a whole weekend. Columbus Day weekend seems like a good possibility.

      • Guest
        October 4, 2017 / 3:44 pm

        Thank you so much Roxy!! 🙂

  14. October 4, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    so many great pieces on sale!

    xo megan

    • October 4, 2017 / 3:41 pm


  15. October 4, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I love J.Crew and I sometimes feel their stuff is pricey. Thank goodness for your 40% discount! It should come in handy! Fall shopping here I come!

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      Their stuff can be pricey for sure, especially the Collection stuff! High fives for a great promo.

  16. October 4, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I just walked into J Crew on my lunch break today and fell in L O V E with their fall arrivals – they always have the BEST coats and vests and everything really. Thanks for the reminder of their sale!!

    xo, Shelby

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      You're welcome. I agree, their outerwear generally is so beautiful and great quality.

  17. MaJAc
    October 4, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I love the coral bow top

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      Fantastic pick!

  18. October 4, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I am really loving J. Crew lately. I get the same swoon-ey feeling I used to get at Anthroplogie all those years ago!

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:40 pm

      I feel you Cynthia! There is a lot to love at J.Crew right now, and if you're missing old Anthropologie Boden's newest stuff is also making me feel gaga with delight.. .http://bit.ly/2z0ehDK

      Full post on Boden's new stuff to come.

      • Shari
        October 5, 2017 / 6:17 am

        I just received Boden's new catalogue and have to say there is something I like on almost every page. From a good deal of cool velvet to great work dresses. Given the wealth of good coming from Boden, I figured a post would be forthcoming!

        • October 5, 2017 / 8:42 pm

          Yes! Look for it early next week.

      • October 10, 2017 / 5:50 pm

        Ohhhhh… great tip! Thank you!

  19. Anthropolitan
    October 4, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    The two things I loved – the blue wool coat and velvet skirt appear to be sold out – guess I'm sitting this one out. I did recently score the rose gold sequin skirt on sale, which I really like (and still need to find a place to wear it).

  20. Ashley
    October 4, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Okay…I definitely need to do a little shopping!! So many gorgeous fall pieces!!

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      Yes! And Fall has only just begun, I can't wait to see what's next.

  21. terristeffes
    October 4, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I love the plaid jacket. I love fall pieces like this one, classic. The coat is gorgeous, too.

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      Great picks, all!

  22. She Saw Style
    October 4, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I have never shopped at J. Crew (blogger fail, I know haha) but really really want to start. I keep seeing the cutest pieces and I'm dying to wear them myself. Your picks are great for autumn!

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      My jaw is on the floor. Never shopped J. Crew??! I'm kinda impressed by that lol. If you do take advantage of the promo I can't wait to see how you style what you get!!

  23. Robin Rue
    October 4, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I love shopping at J. Crew. I haven't been in there for a while, so I am totally overdue. They have some awesome fall looks.

    • October 4, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Agreed, and I tend to find good outfit inspiration in-store too.

  24. October 4, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    That easy sweatshirt is adorable! I've been looking to update my Mom wardrobe!

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      It would be perfect for that! Heck I'm not a mom and I love it.

  25. Journa Ramirez
    October 5, 2017 / 12:06 am

    I want to shop right now! These outfits are so fabulous and I want to get everything. 40% is GREAT.

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      It's much better than full price certainly!

  26. October 5, 2017 / 12:14 am

    I love the look of all these outfits. I haven't been there since high school. I have no idea where I could even go shopping in a J. Crew. I guess I could look it up.

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      You could! Or online is a good possibility too, depending on where you live.

  27. Christina
    October 5, 2017 / 4:14 am

    OT, but Anthro's sale is now an additional 40%!

    • Christina
      October 5, 2017 / 4:15 am

      I meant to say, 40% OFF!

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      HOORAY!!! =)

  28. October 5, 2017 / 6:00 am

    40% off is an amazing deal! They have such nice high quality clothes as well. I have a hard time passing up a good sale, and I believe there are Ebates if you shop online with them as well.

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Oh good call on the Ebates!

  29. Stefanie
    October 5, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Maybe it’s just me but I’m not loving j crew. I think they are trying too hard after realizing how yucky they were for so long… and the quality is just not there. Read the reviews…. jeans with pilling, t shirts with holes…and im sick of one shoulder, off the shoulder… and what’s with that heinous sweatshirt with the gigantic ruffle??? Awful!!!
    Outwear is gorgeous but I bought 2 new coats at 40% off last year!
    Am I alone??

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      I am legit loving a lot of J. Crew stuff, but I also think they could be doing more to move in a classic direction…I'll take the baby steps.

  30. thissoutherngirlsnest
    October 5, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I love JCrew! Funny thing. I had never been into a store, or purchased anything offline. However, I was shopping ThredUp, and saw a shirt that was JCrew that was cute..Bought it, and fell in love!

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Wow what a fun way to discover J. Crew!

  31. October 5, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I'm loving those distressed jeans and that tealish jacket is gorgeous. Looks like I need to check out J.Crew again since it's been a long time since I've shopped there.

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Two really good picks. That jacket color is beyond gorgeous, I agree.

  32. reesa
    October 5, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    I am loving that jacket!!! I need to check out the sale, thank you for sharing the code!

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      You're so welcome! Happy promo hunting.

  33. October 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    J.Crew has such cute stuff now! It is taking everything I have to hold off on buying anything until November.
    xo Jessica

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Understood, stay strong! There are surely better or equal deals to come.

  34. sharonbeautyprime
    October 5, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    These are great picks! I need an update wardrobe for fall and these outfit are simply gorgeous. I really like the style and the price.

    • October 5, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you! I agree, with the code the price is hard to beat.

  35. amarywoodruff
    October 6, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Great picks! I feel like people think J. Crew isn't trendy enough, but I'm still a huge fan and think their stuff is classic with a lot of fun mixed in. Their accessories and shoes are a great example of that.

  36. Nancy
    October 6, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I don't need another blazer, but I still got the Regent blazer in plaid with velvet tie. It is so beautiful.

  37. October 6, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I am not a fan of the high prices normally at JCrew, but have to give them credit. When they have a sale, they are very generous. I have to check out some of these amazing pieces you listed.

    Thrifting Diva

  38. Amelia
    October 6, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Loving J.Crew this year! They dominate outwear in my opinion anyway! I've splurged big time on a few of their jackets and blazers and am in LOve!!

  39. October 7, 2017 / 3:58 am

    I love J.Crew accessories and should definitely pick up something new for this season.

  40. October 9, 2017 / 7:23 am

    The teal coat and the gold skirt is a must for me. I think I'm in love! Thanks for posting I always love a good sale!

  41. Soul Body Java
    October 9, 2017 / 10:35 am

    What a great deal! They have so much cute stuff—perfect for building or adding to your fall wardrobe. 🙂

  42. October 9, 2017 / 11:40 am

    I typically don't shop at J. Crew because their prices are a little high for me. But with a 40% off sale I just might have to now.

  43. October 12, 2017 / 8:07 am

    J.Crew is one of my favorite stores! Love your picks!

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