Welcome to The Great Try-On. We’re gearing up for fall, and that includes freshening up our wardrobes with some new pieces. We got to try on some of the best fall pieces from some of your favorite brands and documented it all from our at-home dressing rooms so that you can see how they actually look IRL. We hope that our photos and candid reviews will help you shop for fall wardrobe builders and trend-forward pieces that you’ll wear over and over this season and beyond.
For all those out there who love J.Crew as much as I do, you’ve come to the right place today. If you read our site regularly, you’ll know there’s been quite a buzz about J.Crew recently thanks in part to its head of women’s design, Olympia Gayot, revitalizing the brand and adding her cool, elevated spin on the preppy, coastal-grandma-leaning aesthetic. (In fact, my colleague Erin Fitzpatrick was one of the first to interview Gayot on her unabashedly cool style.) Personally, I’ve always had a sartorial soft spot for J.Crew, and there’s no doubt its recent collections have made me fall in love with the brand all over again.
So you can imagine my excitement when I got to try on a handful of pieces from its recent fall drop for The Great Try-On. I narrowed down my wish list to a mix of classic blazers and jackets, cozy and colorful knits, plus of-the-moment silky slip dresses, cargo pants, and elevated basics. Along with all my mirror selfies, below, I’m sharing reviews on my eight favorite pieces that I had the pleasure of trying. Find out why they’re great, and shop all of my J.Crew favorites for fall below.