What to Buy at J. Crew Factory

This time of year, when we naturally cozy-up at home more, it’s nice to have relaxed options in your wardrobe that maintain some polish. That’s why J. Crew Factory is one of my go-to stores for casual and fill-in pieces. Not only do they always have what I’m looking for, but their sizing is inclusive, and you can’t beat their prices. So when they have a storewide sale, like right now, where everything is 60% off, I stock up.

Here’s the deal, I don’t recommend wardrobing yourself from any one store. You’ll look like a walking catalog. There’s a lot I like here, and there’s a lot I skip. For example, I don’t buy jeans or dress bottoms from Factory; there are better options elsewhere.

I also avoid their seasonal prints and graphic tees because you’ll see yourself coming and going and their dresses are hit or miss.

What I always buy are their pajamas, layering pieces, loungewear, and sweaters. And, if you have littles, their children’s department always has some sweet options.

What to Buy at J.Crew Factory 

What to Buy at J.Crew Factory

Right now, in addition to the site being 60% off, use the code YAYEXTRA for an additional 10% off. 

Mockneck Top

J.Crew Factory Long-sleeve shirred mockneck top

Mockneck Top, $24.50 

This mockneck blouse is gorgeous. It’s done in ivory and has delicate gold flecks scattered across. You can wear it for work, date night, or a small holiday cocktail party. All sizes available up to a 3X.  Runs slightly small so go up if between sizes. 

Velvet Pants

J.Crew Factory Velvet Pants

Velvet Pants, $29 

Technically, these are simple velvet pull-on pants, but the casual drape and tapered leg remind me of a jogger. I picked them up to wear all season long since so much of the holidays will revolve around entertaining at home. Pair it with a silk blouse or turtleneck and these velvet loafers (highly recommend). Available in regular and petite up to a size 24.

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Pullover Sweatshirt

J.Crew Factory Pullover Sweatshirt

Pullover Sweatshirt, $22.50 

This Reader Fave is just under $20 with the additional 10% off. I featured this in September, and it quickly became a best seller. Any time you can upgrade a sweatshirt, we tend to love it around here. You can wear this on its own, or layered over a collared shirt or long sleeve tee shirt. Pair it with jeans or joggers, and you can do pretty much anything, from Zoom calls to Target runs. Available in XXS – 3X in three colors.


J.Crew Factory Pullover Sweatpants

Sweatpants, $19.50

Could there be a shopping round up in 2020 without featuring pair of joggers? For under $20, these are a steal. They’re ideal for lounging at home or staying with family. Skip the pink and grey options, and go for this black bottom; they are more versatile. You can pair it with this popular long sleeve tee and a jacket and sneakers for when you’re ready to run out the door. 

Available in XXS – 3X

Pajama Pants

J.Crew Factory Pullover Pajama Pants

Pajama Pants, $18 

It’s a well documented fact that I love pajamas, especially this time of year, and I always buy some from Factory. These are well under $20, come in 2 prints (red and black and white plaid) and have all sizes. Easy peasy. 

Funnelneck Pullover

J.Crew Factory Pullover Funnelneck Pullover

Funnelneck Pullover, $26.50

By far, one of my favorite pieces is this funnelneck pullover. It’s like wearing a blanket as a top. So it’s great if you are in super cold weather, but a big pass if you get easily overheated.
I fall into the category of “always freezing,” so this guy is delightful. It’s also ideal for wearing on a snow day or changing into after a day of skiing.
Size up because it runs small and shrinks a bit after a few washes. Available in XXS – 3X.

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Crewneck Sweater

J.Crew Factory Pullover Crewneck Sweater

Crewneck Sweater, $26.50

I am always featuring a crewneck sweater in outfit inspiration posts. So this one, done in a soft yarn, and under $25 is a nice option to have to help recreate some of those looks. You can use it as as a stand alone piece or a layer. Available in nine colors, including camel (above) and black, in all sizes up to a 3X. 


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What to Buy at J. Crew Factory

3 thoughts on “What to Buy at J. Crew Factory”

  1. Hard to get interested in sweaters when it is 76 degrees in Michigan😀. I know the cold will come. Thank you for your sale alerts.

  2. I had previously not really considered JCrew as a possible shopping destination. But thanks to the Well Dressed Life ideas and suggestions I have made several purchases and have loved them all. Thank you for all the great suggestions and opening up other possibilities for clothes shopping g.


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