When I think about fall fashion, I think about layers. Lots and lots of layers. Then I think about J. Crew because if there’s anyone who knows layers, it would be them. I never cease to be impressed at how their stylists have perfected the layered look and find myself constantly coveting their adorable outfits. So, last weekend, I styled my own J. Crew-inspired look with a few of my favorite pieces and a pair of DIY cut-off shorts.
To make the shorts, I went into my closet and found a pair of jeans too flare-y for my current tastes. They were my very first pair of designer jeans ever (they’re by 7 For All Mankind and I yearned for them most of my entire freshmen year of college until I finally gave in, saved all my milk money and bought a pair) so it was hard to think about altering them, but I never wear them anymore anyway, so they were the perfect candidate for cut-off shorts. I always seem to make things shorter than I intend them to be, so I added on a few extra inches when deciding on the length. I used a ruler to make sure both sides would be even and began snipping away.
Peeling back the layers: Gibson blazer, Kersh cardigan, Old Navy tie blouse