Current J.Crew & Madewell Summer Favorites

May 14, 2024

J.Crew Spring Outfit

The latest early summer collections from J.Crew and Madewell have dropped and I saw a lot of pieces I am loving so I thought I’d share my favorites from the two brands in today’s post.

I am also sharing a variety of items from them that I own and love already with sizing guidance for you as you shop!

Hope you find something you’re excited about to dress up and in even better news – a lot of these pieces are on sale!

J.Crew and Madewell Summer Favorites


Things I am Loving & Buying


Things I Own & Love


J.Crew Linen Dress Summer Outfit

90s Linen Blend Shift Dress

I adore this dress. It’s comfy and yet chic with the buttoned straps. It gives Carrie Bradshaw. I’m wearing an 8.

J.Crew Linen Midi Dress Summer Outfit

Seamed Bodice Linen Midi

This has a beautiful seamed bodice like another one of my all time favorite midi dresses. I already want to buy the white as well. I sized up to an 8 for a more comfortable fit in the bust.

Seen styled with my Emme Parsons sandals mentioned in Sandal Styles Worth Buying.

J.Crew Spring Outfit

J.Crew Elena Shirtdress

How perfect is this midi shirt dress? The full skirt had me adding it to my cart immediately. It’s a perfect lightweight cotton so I know it’ll get use all through summer. The white is a bit sheer so I am wearing a slip underneath.

I found it true to size and am wearing a 6. It also comes in a pattern, black and green if those are more your speed!

I added these woven ballet flats to up the springtime vibes. I love the warm weather take on the ballerina offered by this pair.

J.Crew Spring Outfit

J.Crew Edie Top Handle Bag

New favorite bag of the moment alert! I have always wanted a cute little top handle bag shaped like this so I was so excited that J.Crew expanded their Edie bag styles with this one.

The ivory is going to be so good for pairing with all my favorite spring and summer dresses and I haven’t stopped reaching for this bag since it arrived. Black is also available.

J.Crew Spring Outfit

J.Crew A-line Linen Midi Dress

I was torn on whether to pick this up in white or black but in the end opted for black as I think it’ll be a good dress come sweaty summer days. I sized up to an 8 as I almost always have to do in button-front garments. I definitely recommend sizing up if you have a larger chest.

You can wear it with a belt as I did as it comes with belt loops and I chose a dressier heel but I also think this dress will be so cute with flat sandals, ballerina flats or sneakers.

If you’re in the market for a good straw tote, this one from J.Crew is great. It comes in several colors, fits so much and is lightweight and easy to pack down flat for summer getaways.

Over my shoulders I draped the J.Crew cashmere cardigan that is perfect for versatile styling. I sized up to a L in it. It is one of my go-tos for over the shoulders styling when my favorite summer dresses. 

J.Crew Lady Jacket Stripes Spring Outfit

This adorable striped Lady Jacket.

I sized up to a L as I think it runs rather snug / cropped. Had my name all over it, right?

It now comes in loads of colorways and stripes.

Styling a Linen Button Down Shirt

This linen button down.

I sized up to an 8. This shirt also makes for a great cover up over swimsuits! It’s been a staple in my closet since I got it back in 2020.

All of J.Crew’s new linen collection is worth exploring this season. I just love linen season so much.

J.Crew Slip Dress in Paris | j.crew spring favorites

This slip dress.

Comes in several colors! I’m wearing a 6 but I’d size up if you don’t want it too form fitting. It pairs well with a denim jacket over it, a lady jacket or even with sandals and a cardigan tied around the waist for a more casual look.

I love it for summer travels in particular because once rolled it takes up next to no space in a suitcase!

Christopher Cloos Sunglasses I j.crew spring favorites

This classic denim jacket I’ve owned for so many years.

Wearing a M.

Styling a Silk Midi Skirt I j.crew spring favorites

This slip skirt I own in four colors!

I size down to a size Small. It now comes in so many fun, bright colors for warmer weather. I just picked up the cute new polka dot print one.

And they now offer it in a linen, too.

J.Crew Icon Trench

The Icon Trench

A great layering piece for cooler summer weather. I have owned mine in size 6 for 4+ years!



From season to season I find Madewell hit or miss. But the latest new arrivals are really good. The Madewell shoes this summer are so good in particular!

Madewell Tote Summer Outfit

Leather Trimmed Straw Mini Tote

I adore this bag! It’s the perfect size for summer evenings and has Khaite vibes but is under $100!

They also make a bigger shopper tote in a similar style if you’d like more room. It comes in brown leather piping, too  

Madewell Linen Pants France Spring

Harlow Wide Leg Linen Pants

I adore these under $100 linen pants. The wide leg is on trend and they wear well despite their 100% linen makeup. Seen styled in the South of France with this Veronica Beard jacket (size 8).

The pants come in loads of colors if you’d like more variety from black!

Things I am Loving & Buying


Things I Own & Love

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A friendly reminder that you can always shop My Closet and also find more affordable Spring finds in my Amazon Shop and my Under $100 Shop as well.

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  1. Anjie says:

    Hi Meghan! Your post came at the right time for me. I haven’t shopped all year and added a few pieces from the list you mentioned above for summer. Looking forward to wearing them instead of good ol’ pjs and workout wear!

    • Meghan says:

      Aw yay! So glad you found some pieces that made you excited. I feel the same way – I am officially over my loungewear and am having fun getting dressed again!

  2. Ashley says:

    I buy more things because of your recommendations than from any other blog 🙂 I can’t wait for my no occasion to dress up for jcrew dress arrives! I got the pink. Also I just got a target lamp in the mail you recommended. I typically find target too intimidating to navigate on my own. Keep up the great work Meghan! Although I am trying to cut back on spending…sort of. Haha

    • Meghan says:

      This comment brought such a smile to my face, Ashley! Thank you for it! So glad to hear you like my recs and totally right there with you about getting dressed for no occasion right now!!

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