J.Crew Has So Many Pretty Things Right Now—I Can’t Get These 32 Out of My Head

Out of all the trends to make their way for fall 2022, it’s the pretty and ultra-femme aesthetic that I can’t seem to get off my mind. Brands like Miu Miu and 16Arlington sent down a wave of pastels down their fall/winter 2022 runways and have managed to capture the hearts of fashion folk everywhere—my fellow editors and I included. Retailers are paying close attention because while pastels aren’t usually what dominates the fall market, that’s all I can spot while perusing the new arrivals pages. As someone who usually doesn’t gravitate towards pastels, I’m enjoying pairing the look with more of my edgier fall pieces.

Today’s retailer of discussion happens to be J.Crew, and the preppy brand’s womenswear team has fully hopped on board with fall’s biggest trend. While there are your usual autumnal choices of neutrals and deep tones, amongst the mix you’ll find plenty of silky slip dresses, pastel knits, and dainty jewelry. Keep scrolling to shop the trend and add a fresh touch to your fall wardrobe.

When you’re in no mood to brainstorm an outfit, this sweater is an easy solution. The cashmere and the slouchy silhouette are comfortable, but the dusty rose color and deep neckline elevate it.

Adorable is an understatement.

I need someone to copy and paste this entire outfit.

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Instead of jeans, I’d like to see this with a knit maxi skirt or relaxed trousers. I think a deeper neutral shade would compliment the top beautifully.

I never thought I’d want a pair of pink trousers, but this outfit is really selling it.

Is there such a thing as too many cozy cardigans? I’m asking for a friend.

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The color contrast is really tugging at my heartstrings.

This would look stunning with an easy slip dress.

You may already own a few poplin shirts, but do you own one with a feather trim?

Simple yet elegant.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this shirt since I saw it on Olympia Gayot’s Instagram. I’m not even a preppy girl, but I can get behind this shirt.

Can I have this in every color?

These shoes are the definition of pretty.

Perfect for layering.

A hair elastic you’ll be committed to not losing.

A statement hair accessory adds more to an outfit than you’d think.

I own a few Cupro items from J.Crew, and people are always shocked when they see how luxe it actually feels.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of statement pieces here.

Have any formal events coming up? This dress is your match.

I couldn’t resist.

The kind of sweater you throw on over jeans and call it a day.

Barbie pink isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

A pretty pair of New Balance sneakers that are in stock? It’s a miracle.

Pair these socks with the sneakers above for the ultimate look.

The back detailing really sold me.

This pale lilac shade is really having a moment right now.


This skirt is so versatile.

Add an edgy touch to this dress with a leather jacket and knee-high boots. 

The best way to stay warm this fall.