Lately, I’ve realized that googling reviews of clothing items before I purchase is the best way to cut down on the number of returns (I know shipping is bad for the environment, so trying to do my part however minimal!), so that’s why I’m now bringing you more reviews, like this J.Crew Long Sleeve Ruffle Neck Top review.
Later this month, my 2.5 year run of working from home is coming to an end, which means I’ll no longer live that athleisure life. Yes, I’ll have to wear real clothes to an office 5 days a week.
Thankfully, I didn’t totally clear out my wardrobe when I began working from home — I knew, at some point, I would likely transition back to working in a traditional office space and would want to start 100% from scratch. But, that isn’t to say I won’t need to spruce up my wardrobe a bit with classic pieces that can do multi-season and multi-outfit duty — one of those pieces is this gorgeous J.Crew Long Sleeve Ruffle Neck Top.
J.CREW LONG SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK TOP REVIEW
I ordered this top a few weeks ago, tempted by post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas sales. Ruffles aren’t typically my thing, but something about this top said British hunt-country rather than feminine tea party. It looked like a piece that would hold its own next to my tailored wardrobe, so I figured it was worth a shot.
Well, the J.Crew Long Sleeve Ruffle Neck Top exceeded expectations and is going to be such a workhorse in my wardrobe that I kept it in ivory, green, and I plan on ordering it in black, as well (and I’m never one of those people that buys something in multiple colors!). It’s made out of J.Crew’s 365 crepe, which is a material that drapes beautifully, wears well, washes well, and is a four-season weight (well, four-season if you’re not walking 20-minutes in DC in July heat). I ordered my usual XS and it fit perfectly — a bit blousy, but tailored.
This top totally has a Kate Middleton vibe. I threw it on with a headband, slim jeans, boots, and a Barbour jacket and I felt like I should be traipsing through Kensington Gardens. And, come to think of it, I think that’s general life aesthetic I’m going to go for in 2020.