J.Crew's Best Kept Styling Secrets For Spring

You won’t find these effortlessly chic tips and tricks anywhere else!

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    Let’s be honest: who wouldn’t want to look like they walked straight out of a J.Crew catalog? The beloved retailer has mastered the art of easy-chic styling, from casuall rolled jeans to perfectly piled jewels. And after exclusively revealing to us the secret formula behind their cuffed sleeves, we had to know more! Luckily, head womenswear designer Tom Mora shared everything from the chicest color combinations for spring to how to perfect the half tuck. Keep reading for all of J.Crew’s need-to-know tips!

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    How do you perfect the half tuck?
    For button-down shirts, choose just one section to tuck into your waistband. For t-shirts, tuck a little deeper into your waistband, and a little further towards the back, so that the tuck is more defined.

     

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    Is there a formula for the way you cuff jeans?
    ​It depends on the look you want. For the small cuff, just fold, fold, fold until you reach the length you want. I love the single, wide cuff right now. We’ve been doing this with our Point Sur denim collection, and it’s a really great summer look.

    Get The Look: Classic Merino Long Cardigan ($90) in Navy; Linen V-Neck Pocket Tee ($37); Boyfriend Jeans ($125) in Ontario Wash.

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    What’s the deal with mixing prints this spring?
    ​When mixing prints, it’s a good idea to have something that connects the two patterns, even if it’s a small color that goes between them.

    Get The Look: Pink Geo Top ($78); Collection Shorts ($248) in Gilded Brocade.

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    What are some unexpected color combinations the J.Crew team loves this season?
    ​Right now, we love the idea of mixing brights or pastels with a chambray blue or camo green.

    Get The Look: Collection Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan in Colorblock ($248) in Navy Citrus; Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell in Colorblock ($158) in Navy Citrus; Reid Crop Jean ($120) in Medium Oxford Wash; Fabric Slingback Pumps ($278) in Helicon Indigo.

     

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    What are your tips for mixing and matching bathing suits?
    ​It’s much easier to mix solids rather than patterns. Have fun with color mixing, and try to pair it with a natural piquete sandal and a chambray top to neutralize the colors. We have a tool coming out in May for mixing and matching swim online, which will let people play with prints and different combinations.

    Get The Look: rashguard; Sailor Stripe Bottoms ($44) in Navy

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    Chino shorts are big for spring. What is a foolproof way to style this piece? 
    An oversized men’s-style shirt will look great with the half-tuck.

    Get The Look: Andie Shorts ($55) in Natural

     

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    Does J.Crew have any beauty secrets?
    ​I love the collection of products from RMS Beauty. They have an all-natural product that you can use both on your lips and cheeks. It’s easy, but really pulled together.

    Get The Look: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek ($36); Living Luminizer ($38); and Lip Shine ($25). 

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    What are some great ways to freshen up your work wardrobe for the new season?
    ​A crisp woven shirt in a new shape will do wonders.

    Get The Look: Silk Dash-Dot Blouse ($118) in Pale Peach; Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe ($98) in Pale Citrus; Persian Leaves Earrings ($78); Sophie Crossbody Bag ($228).

     

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Linen These Are The Days Tee

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Hooded Fatique Jacket

Hooded Fatique Jacket

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Long-Sleeve Sailor-Stripe Tee

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Point Sur Slim Stacker Japanese Selvedge Jeans

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Pink Geo Top

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Collection Cropped Pants

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Foundry Shorts

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Beauty Lip2Cheek

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Lip Shine

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