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The 6 easiest, breeziest white summer wardrobe staples from J.Crew — all under $50
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Once the warm weather hits, we’re more or less living in white. It’s the perfect summer tone — bright and easy, just like the season.
We’re currently stocking up on all the staples and, as always, are starting our search at J.Crew. (Truly, it’s the undefeated champion of timeless but trendy classics.) Read on for the items we’re coveting most, all available right now at less than $50.
With a discount of over 40%, now is the time to snag this light and flowy popover. Tuck the front into crisp jeans or chinos for an effortlessly elegant aesthetic. Shirring in the back gives the top a flattering draped silhouette with just the right amount of shape. The soft and gauzy cotton-blend fabric looks similar to linen but is easier to clean and much more durable. It also has a little bit of stretch for extra comfort.
J.Crew chinos are an iconic summer piece for a good reason. This modernized take has a more tailored fit and a higher waist than past versions and hits right around your belly button. The 4-inch length is ideal if you’re wary of showing too much skin but still want to feel like you’re actually wearing shorts, and the legs don’t flare out in that unflattering way other pairs tend to. There’s also a little bit more stretch in this fabric than in previous seasons. Combined with a supersoft texture, it makes the chinos comfortable enough to wear throughout the entire summer.
While the little white dress is slightly less famous than the iconic LBD, it’s just as essential — especially during summer. At almost 50% off, your choice for this season is pretty obvious. The CloudStretch dress uses a cool polyester fabric from recycled plastic intended for workout clothes, but don’t let that stop you from wearing it solely outside the gym. (If you do plan on getting in some exercise, though, you’ll love the body-hugging fit and moisture-wicking properties.) The single shoulder adds some interest to an otherwise clean and classic silhouette.
Polished enough for the office but also totally natural paired with cutoff shorts, this tank truly does it all. Stick with only the shelf bra if that provides enough support, or add your own if that’s more comfortable. The tank’s straps are thick enough that you won’t have to worry about your bra hanging out. It has a long, curved hem that’s the perfect length for tucking in, though it looks just as good worn loose. We’re also crazy about the lightweight cotton blend fabric, made of ribbed texture with a cute vintage vibe.
These cotton voile shorts are the ideal cover-up for your next beach or pool trip, with a drawstring waist that’s super easy to adjust. Their fabric is almost paper thin and sheer enough that the tones of your suit will slightly peek through. The all-over ruffle trim adds just the right amount of femininity and fun.
We can’t talk about summer staples without including a swimsuit! This pretty one-piece is more than 50% off right now — truly, a can’t-miss opportunity. The cut provides full coverage without looking boring or overly modest, and the shoulder bow adds understated sweetness. Its fabric uses recycled nylon and has UPF 50 sun protection.