J Crew Floral Sweatshirt

One new arrival I was looking forward to was the Floral Sweatshirt in Sea Green Gray. I tried both this one and the Navy Navy on and liked this one more. It seemed a little more versatile to me. The Navy ran small on me. I tried on a Small and it ran tight across the chest, while the Gray in Small was a good fit. The Medium in Navy was a better fit but not as slouchy as the Gray in Medium. The front material of the Navy is silk while the Gray is Brocade. I felt I would snag the Navy so I brought the Gray in a Small home with me.

Now, let’s see how well I like it after putting it through the “1 Item, 3 Ways” test.

First, I paired it with the Andie Chino’s in Fatigue and the Frye Anna Leather Oxford. I think I can do better on the shoe with this one but the Floral Sweatshirt does pair nicely with the Andie Chino’s. It will also look great with the Navy and the Tuxedo Stripe. (I’m guessing the Gray Andie’s will work as well but I didn’t purchase those.) 

Next, I paired the Sweatshirt with the Cafe’ Capri’s in Iced Lilac from a season or two ago and my Gray Bronson Booties in Suede. This looks really good with the light purple and this color is one I would never have thought of if I hadn’t been trying be creative with this Sweatshirt. 

Lastly, is my favorite outfit with the Floral Sweatshirt. I have it on with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Viridian Green and my Kate Spade Kiki Suede Wedges. The skirt brings out the smaller green pieces in the Sweatshirt. They are almost an identical match in color.
Of course, the Floral Sweatshirt will look great with any type of jean, so I stayed away from using that as one of my items.
Tell me, what would you pair this Sweatshirt with?


  1. September 28, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    Audrey, I love your outfits! I honestly wasn't considering this sweatshirt until this post!

    • September 28, 2013 / 8:15 pm

      I totally agree with you – I was thinking the exact same thing! Off to check out the sweatshirt now!

  2. September 28, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    I love outfit #3! You look great in all of them though.
    Have a great weekend.

    • October 10, 2013 / 1:12 am

      Thanks A! It's a great sweatshirt.

  3. September 28, 2013 / 11:48 pm

    LOVE it with the skirt!! I bought the gray floral sweatshirt, too. It's kinda funny how I end up purchasing everything that you write about! I am hoping to rock it out with a pair of gray skinny jeans that I snapped up a few weeks ago at a local boutique. (It's been a lot of misses with me with J. Crew bottoms this fall. Eep!)

    • October 10, 2013 / 1:13 am

      Susan – Gray Skinnies would be awesome with this sweatshirt! Wish I could find some!

  4. September 29, 2013 / 3:18 am

    I like all three looks. I'm not sold on the grey shoes in #2 because they pull focus from the sweatshirt, rather than complimenting it. Imo. Maybe cuz they're booties? The shoes in the 3rd pic totally work, so maybe those would work for #2, too? $0.02.

    • October 10, 2013 / 1:15 am

      Yep, you're right Gigi. A different shoe for the Lilac pants would be good…more of a nude like the Kiki's. And the vamp is lower on the Kiki's which helps with the line of the leg and flow of the outfit.