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How to Wear J.Crew Factory Print Blouse

How to Wear J.Crew Factory Print Blouse

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It’s why I repeat items and highlight best sellers weekly so that you can see the versatility of each piece.

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So we kick off each week with our Sunday Sales and Monday’s What to Buy at, highlighting one of our favorite retailers, and I wait to see the most popular items. 

Then, I take that bestseller and feature it in How to Wear, creating three different outfits, based on one of my long time tips: before you buy something, be sure you can wear it three ways.

This week’s most popular item so far is the J.Crew Factory Puff Sleeve Ruffle Top, from Sunday Sales

How to Wear it

 

J.Crew Factory Puff-sleeve ruffle top

 

Puff Sleeve Ruffle Top, $59 plus 20% OFF

This pretty blouse is almost sold out.

It’s available in blue (above) red and a solid chambray (which is what I ended up ordering). 

I like Factory for affordable (never pay full price) filler pieces. This top, for example is $59 with an extra 20% off and it’s just a simple, easy blouse that actually works in many outfit combinations. 

Sizes are inclusive with their range starting at XXS – 3X. 

How to Wear J.Crew Factory Print Blouse

Three outfits featuring a floral topThere are a lot of great wardrobe pieces here, for any occasion. All recommendations are listed below. 

With White Jeans

Floral Top with white jeans, white bag, and tan sandals

White Jeans, $128 | Block Heel Sandal, $100 | Leather Shoulder Bag, $118 

I can’t tell you how happy I am to start wearing white jeans again. The make everything you pair them with look crisp and fresh. 

Here I’m using the Madewell High Rise Jeans, available in regular, petite and tall in sizes 23 – 33. I find, generally, that Madewell runs true to size, but always check the sizing guide. 

For a neutral tone shoe, I LOVE these Block Heel Sandals by Vince Camuto.  These are selling out everywhere.

They were available at Nordstrom yesterday afternoon, but they are sold out now. I was able to find them on Vince Camuto’s website, but sizes are getting limited. 

Then, a fun fashion bag by House of Want. This guy is actually pretty big, so you could wear it all day. 

Or grab a small clutch and make this date night ready. 

With Shorts

Floral top, navy shorts, straw bag, taupe sandals, and gold hoops

Shorts, $59.50 | Sandals, $45 | Gold Hoops, $14 | Straw Crossbody, $60.50 

Listen, I get the meanest emails when I feature shorts because the internet is a terrible place.

If you don’t like shorts, don’t wear them.  If you like shorts, wear them. But there is no age limit on shorts. 

Anyway, wear the length you feel most comfortable in. I’m featuring the  best selling 7″ option in J.Crew’s stretch chino fabric, available in a ton of colors, in sizes 0 – 24

As an alternative, a navy linen pant can easily replace the shorts. 

Next, shoes. 

If I am styling shorts casually, I always opt for a flat, and these sandals are a $45 dupe for the Tory Burch Millers, available at DSW.

Above I’m featuring them in taupe, but there are several other color options. 

For accessories, I using my favorite new hoops from Amazon (I’ve worn these every day since they came in) and this fun straw bag for some added texture and interest

With Black Pants

 

floral top, navy sweater blazer, navy zippered tote, black straight leg pants, and black slingback shoes

Straight Leg Pant, $119 | Sweater Blazer, $99.50 |  Slingback Pumps, $138 | Leather Zipper Tote, $225  

Finally, let’s make an outfit for work!

These straight leg black pants from Ann Taylor are a fantastic and well priced basic, available in regular and petite from a 00 – 18. 

For shoes, I’m using slingback pumps, also from Ann Taylor. They are kind of perfect, with their small block heel and suede finish for texture.

Slingbacks are coming back in a big way. You’ll see them everywhere this spring and early next fall. 

If you need a clean-lined tote, this one from Cuyana is lovely. It has a top zipper, sits comfortably on your shoulder and fits all your things. 

Finally, if you need a layer, grab the navy sweater blazer from J.Crew, on sale today for under $100

Worried about wearing navy and black together? Don’t, it’s actually consider a chic combination! 

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How to Wear J.Crew Factory Print Blouse

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Anne Ginsberg

Thursday 24th of March 2022

This blouse is so cute … but polyester is the last thing I want to wear. Can you source some cute blouses like that but in natural fibers? Thanks!

Julie

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

I missed the J. Crew Factory Print Blouse. Would the following work in its place? If so, maybe you can link the blouse below so that you receive a commission? Thank you. And thank you for your content! I'm a new follower and I really appreciate your advice and recommendations - especially for work wear. I still work in an office that's pretty formal.

https://factory.jcrew.com/m/womens/categories/clothing/shirts-and-tops/long-sleeve-blouses/printed-artist-top/MF197?color_name=ivory-blue&colorProductCode=BF824&fit=Classic&display=standard

Megan Kristel

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Hey Julie! So funny but I was actually going to include that exact top as an option since the short sleeve one is sold out, so yes, it's great alternative and can be worn the same way. I actually prefer a longer sleeve with shorts too :)

petunia

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Good morning, Great content as always. Can you share if you envision a full tuck for the blouse, a half tuck, or wearing the blouse loose? Does your figure shape/type matter for this advice?

Beth

Thursday 7th of April 2022

@Megan Kristel, thanks! I had the same question. Such a helpful article (as always!). 😊

Megan Kristel

Thursday 24th of March 2022

I think it really depends on how everything fits the individual. A full or half tuck is nice because it tends to elongate your leg so I would try both and see how you feel.

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