My Mom Is 63, and I'm 34—We're Editing Our Closets and Like These J.Crew Items


(Image credit: @olympiamarie)

My mother and I are spending the first part of the New Year sorting our closets in an effort to get rid of what's not working for us anymore. The goal is to edit and not to replace everything we're ditching, but it's also a time we're both looking at our wardrobes to identify any holes where a fresh piece or two could be worth it. And while age has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear, it's fun to note that my mom and I tend to gravitate toward similar pieces and trends—despite our 29-year age difference. (I'm 34, and she's 63.) Furthermore, one store we both love for uncovering wardrobe staples just so happens to be J.Crew.

On that note, we actually went into a J.Crew store to peruse styles in IRL and also scrolled through the site to identify the items we both like. To give you shopping inspiration, I decided to highlight the five womenswear items I especially liked from my mom's list, including the sweater J.Crew designer Olympia Gayot is wearing above. Keep scrolling to check out the items in question (the first grouping below). I also rounded up a range of other chic J.Crew pieces that could pique your interest.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.