This soft and lux feeling half-zip sweatshirt from J.Crew has been at the top of our best-seller list since we featured it last week.
So let’s talk about how to wear it.
A sweatshirt in and of itself is about as basic as it gets. But with the resurgence of 90s style, it’s found its place as a new modern must-have; a key piece at the center of an outfit.
The J.Crew Magic Rinse Half Zip Sweatshirt
Half Zip Sweatshirt, $89.50, 30% off with code SUMMER
But with every trend that focuses on what’s old is new, there are changes.
Instead of a traditional crew neckline, we get a collar with half zip, creating a v-shape style that’s 100 times more flattering.
Using was J.Crew calls a “Magic Rinse” process, the fabric is incredibly soft with an elegant drape.
Available in a range of stunning colors, in XXS – 3X. Some colors are marked down and final sale, the white is regularly priced but part of their 30% off promotion with code SUMMER.
You can make it a set by picking up the coordinating shorts, in the same color range, also on sale here. I can see myself living in this on trips to the beach.
How to Wear J.Crew Magic Rinse Half Zip Sweatshirt
With Bike Shorts
Biker Shorts, $8 | Platform Sneakers, $75 | Belt Bag, $38
Bike shorts on their own feel wildly underdressed for any occasion outside the gym. But add a layer, and you suddenly have a sporty look perfect for busy days.
We’re using Old Navy’s 8″ High Waisted Bike Shorts, which are on sale for only $8. That’s right, EIGHT DOLLARS—less than my Starbucks order.
Available in many colors, in regular, tall, and petite, in XXS – 4X.
Then, grab your favorite white sneakers. Above, for a trendy spin, we featured a platform pair from Adidas for under $100. If you don’t love the idea of a platform, we highlighted eight classic white sneaker options a few weeks ago.
My job is to find and share options throughout the season, but I was hoping you could use what you have once you have it.
Finally, the Everywhere Bag from Lululemon is my absolute favorite busy weekend bag. I wear it all day long at Regattas and Softball Tournaments. It’s lightweight and holds all of your essentials while allowing you to be hands-free.
It’s under $40 and comes in a range of colors.
Perfect Vintage Jeans, $128 | Birkenstocks, $170 |Canvas Tote, $128 | Gold Hoops, $14
I love when we’re at the beach and the night turns just cool enough to need an extra layer.
Or maybe you live in a part of the country that stays chilly in the summer months. Pair the sweatshirt with a casual pair of vintage-inspired jeans, like this option from Madewell.
Over the past several seasons, I’ve become a big Madewell jeans fan. They fit well (be sure to read measurements, etc., before ordering) and have fantastic stretch.
I haven’t been disappointed with any of my purchases.
I like the frayed hem on these, giving a beachy, lived-in look. Available in sizes 23 – 33. I size down to accommodate the stretching.
Next, if you splurged on these Birkenstocks with oversized gold buckles, I can’t imagine a better way to wear them. And to bring the gold into the look, I’m reusing these insanely popular gold hoop earrings from Amazon for under $15.
Finally, I’m telling myself I don’t need this canvas tote from Cuyana.
But maybe you do?
It looks so chic and versatile for beach or pool days or weekends filled with youth sports, which is all I seem to be doing lately. Lol.
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