A preppy vibe is never a bad thing. Preppy to me means polished, simple, and colorful. I went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which meant all preppy all the time, so I am used to it. I’m not one to write off an entire brand just because it doesn’t fit into my style aesthetic. If I like it, it doesn’t matter.
JCrew has always been associated with preppy looks, but it isn’t always affordable. In came JCrew Factory, which released its online store a few years ago. Typically, the Factory has the same clothing, but they name it differently. For instance, my beloved Minnie pants from JCrew are called the Winnie with a “W” at the Factory. Clever. Because they are exactly the same and just cost less. (Actually I just realized the Minnie pant is on sale and less expensive. Hilarious. This never happens.)
I posted my current JCrew Factory favorites on my Instagram a couple days ago, so I thought I’d share them here, too. I just started using an app called liketoknow.it which allows me to link items in an instagram post. If you’re interested, sign up here and “like” my photos on Instagram “to know” the outfit details, and get an email with the info according to your preferences! It’s super easy.
In case you didn’t see my favorites, here are my JCrew Factory picks!