There are a few essential styles every summer wardrobe needs: An easy-wear sundress, classic shorts and a carryall bag are always at the top of our lists. No matter how you fill your warm-weather closet, you can probably find the everything you need at J.Crew. The brand’s collection is replete with high-quality, modern pieces designed with comfort in mind. Exactly what we need for summer.
Deciding the right pieces for warm days takes a lot of consideration. Comfortable fits, lightweight materials and versatility have to be taken into account because no one wants to feel restricted in ill-fitted clothing when the afternoon sun hits.
So we took the time and scoured through J.Crew’s website and found the seven best summer essentials that you can wear anywhere the season takes you. The best part? Everything we found is under $50.
Summer wardrobe essentials under $50 at J.Crew
$45 at J.Crew
Made from a comfy blend of linen and TENCEL™, these shorts are breathable and lightweight – exactly what you want on a 90-degree day. It’s cut for a drapey fit with a roomy leg and stretch waist that can sit as high or low as you want.
$25 at J.Crew
There’s no such thing as too much linen in the summer. This tee is made from 100% linen and has rolled cuffs, so it feels breezy and looks relaxed. Plus, it comes in a ton of colors, so you can have one for every day of the week.
$40 at J.Crew
J.Crew has perfected the chino, so the short version of this brand staple is a must-have for every summer wardrobe. We like the 4-inch length because it’s designed for a tailored fit with a high-rise waist. It’s woven with a hint of stretch for the comfort you need on hot days.
$50 at J.Crew
This tiered style is everything you want in a sundress. It’s an effortless mini style made from broken-in cotton for a relaxed feel. The tiered design gives it an elegant look that works for everything from dinners out to days spent poolside.
$50 at J.Crew
A modern classic, this one-piece swimsuit is inspired by J.Crew’s best-selling V-neck bikini top. The brand calls it the “Goldilocks of coverage” because it shows just the right amount. Not to mention that it’s made from recycled water bottles, yarns and fabric scraps.
$30 at J.Crew
The only beach cover-up you’ll ever need. This cotton-voile sarong has a convertible design, so you can wrap it around your waist to wear it like a skirt, tie it at the chest like a bandeau dress or knot it at the back of your neck to wear it as a halterneck dress.
$20 at J.Crew
A beach bag, day tote or overnight carryall for a weekend getaway – this canvas tote bag is perfect for anything and everything this season. The versatile design makes it a classic that you’ll use year after year.
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