A Versatile J.Crew Sweater Blazer for Spring

J.Crew sweater blazer for spring

Has this week been crawling by for anyone else? I don’t know if it’s because we were out of town Thursday-Sunday night and I need a weekend from my weekend, but something seems off and I’m not sure what it is! It’s also very weird to think that it’s already May 1 and considering how many flights I’ve booked lately, it’s easy to inadvertently look forward to the future rather than live in the moment. (Maine, Florida, Chicago, Newport, and Dallas are already on the books for summer!) Chalk it up to last weekend and some recent reorganizing at home, but I’ve been on a renewed decorating kick and am eager to make a couple small changes in our apartment. We currently don’t have a desk but both of us wish we did, so I’m determined to finally address that, and the battle to find a white bedskirt that’s not to sheer, not to frilly, and remotely close to the length we need has proven difficult now that we’ve lowered our bed from very high risers. It’s definitely true what they say about spring cleaning (and organizing, I guess) but I am here for it! Fingers crossed I’ll have some home updates to share soon.

J.Crew sweater blazer for spring

Onto today’s outfit …it’s just about too warm to be wearing this exact combination but I wanted to share it since I’ve been wearing all the pieces featured on repeat as of late since they work just as well paired with other warm weather pieces as they do with each other!

I bought my first J.Crew sweater blazer a couple of years ago when they first released the original style and have since added two more to my closet–one from Factory and the other, this Sophie blazer from this season at regular J.Crew. They’re one of the best things in my closet due to the versatility…they pairs just as well with a silk camisole as it does with a striped t-shirt, particularly the Sophie style due to the looser fit! The Factory version (which are wonderfully 100% cotton) are labeled machine washable and the regular J.Crew ones say dry clean, but I’ve found that nine times out of ten, washing something that says “dry clean” (NOT “dry clean only”) on the most gentle machine cycle in cold water works out just fine. I’m planning on doing that with my Sophie blazer, so fingers crossed!

J.Crew sweater blazer for spring

J.Crew sweater blazer for spring

Size wise, this style definitely runs large so consider sizing down. I’m typically a 6 or 8 in outerwear and took an XS given the roominess. The length is still generous enough to wear with leggings and my arms aren’t too constricted when layering. I got black since my other two sweater blazers are gray and navy, but you really can’t go wrong–there are nearly 10 options–and I love the pink if you’re looking for something a little more seasonally appropriate!


Saint James x J.Crew shirt
J.Crew sweater-blazer (wearing a size XS; runs large)
FRAME jeans (similar; size down)
J.Crew Factory sandals
GiGi New York bag
Sunski sunnies


J.Crew sweater blazer for spring

J.Crew Sophie blazer

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  1. Erica wrote:

    Ooh, I have and love this sweater blazer too! Your post inspired me to wear it with a striped shirt today. :)

    Posted 5.1.19 Reply
  2. MJ wrote:

    Wondering how the Sophie did being washed instead of dry cleaned?

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      It did GREAT! I’ve washed it in cold water with like colors on both the delicate cycle and the hand wash cycle, air dried both times, and it came out great! I use mild detergent so that’d be my only other recommendation :)

      Posted 9.30.19 Reply
      • Jackie wrote:

        I found your blog by googling “J. crew sophie machine wash” and I really appreciate the answer! :) Will be checking out the rest of your blog as well!

        Posted 12.6.19 Reply
        • Monica wrote:

          Ahh Jackie, thank you so much for letting me know that!! I’ve been wondering how people were getting back to this post :) Hope you were able to snag a Sweater Blazer in the post-Thanksgiving sales!

          Posted 12.8.19 Reply