J.Crew Factory Cotton Charley Meets Spring Color

Pantone’s most recent color report dubs Spring 2014 “a season of colorful equilibrium” because soft pastels and vivid brights are equally represented among the season’s IT colors.  There’s no time like the start of a new year to refresh and revive our personal styles.  Embracing spring’s prominent hues (even though it’s still winter) is a great way to achieve a little wardrobe renewal this time of year.

I visited J.Crew Factory recently and was thrilled to see the newly available spring colors in the Factory textured Charley sweater.  My immediate favorite was the purple Charley.  I envisioned it holding its own and also layering well over a variety of shirts, including the light chambray shirt I paired it with today.  As usual, the entire factory store was on sale, so I snagged the sweater at 30% off.

JCrew factory Cotton Charley, JCrew Opulent Necklace 3c

JCrew factory Cotton Charley, JCrew Opulent Necklace 6c3

Sweater—J.Crew Factory | similar
Shirt—Nine West | similar
Skirt—J.Crew Factory | F21 option, Zara option, J.Crew option
Tights—℅ Kushyfoot
Boots—Cole Haan | similarsimilaroption
Bag—Kate Spade | option
Earrings—Kate Spade Outlet | similar
Necklace—J.Crew “Opulent” | similar
Watch—Michael Kors | similar
Lip—Mac “Girl About Town” lipstickMac “Magenta” lip pencil


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  1. January 21, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Love the bright, cheery color of the sweater…and the clutch is the perfect compliment to it!

    • January 23, 2014 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks, Tara. I'm relying on cheery colors to get through this horrid winter 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014 / 1:09 am

    You look lovely! Your lipstick is so chic! Question: Have been eyeing that sweater myself and wondering if it wearable without a cami?
    Thx! Lisa

    • February 17, 2014 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! You certainly can wear the textured Charley sweater without a cami. The sweater is only a tad sheer. So, go for it!