The J.Crew Memorial Day Sale Is Here (Finally!) & We're Buying These Items Before Everyone Else Finds Out

Shopping spree, here we come

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We don't know about you, but we've been dying for a shopping spree. Maybe it's because summer is less than a month away. Or perhaps the plethora of sales has put us in the mood. Whatever the reason, the J.Crew Memorial Day Sale is obviously calling our name with 40 percent discounts on almost everything with coupon code WEEKEND, now through May 25. Better yet, a ton of sale styles are also getting an additional 50 percent off, and that’s straight-up music to our ears (and wallets).

As you've probably guessed, our cart is loaded up with warm-weather picks like this Baird McNutt Irish linen shirt (was $98, now $59) and this straw hat (was $70, now $35). Even PureWow readers’ favorite denim shorts—for running errands, hanging out and everything in between—are on sale for as low as $54 (from nearly $90) right now.

Talk about a summer sale for the books! If you want in on it, you better start shopping before everyone finds out. To help get you started, we've rounded up the 12 on-sale styles we're buying today.

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  • Size Range: 0 to 24

All our ladies with long torsos, listen up! This swimsuit is everything you've been hoping for this summer. With a low-cut leg and high-rise back, it flatters your longer silhouette perfectly. Other features like a full-coverage bottom, removable padding and built-in UPF 50 sun protection take it to the next level. But above all, you'll love how the recycled nylon and elastane material fits your body like a glove—no matter your shape.

  • Size Range: XXS to XXL

You may have a ton of button-downs already, but are any of them good for the beach? If the answer is no, may we tempt you with this slightly sheer, linen-cotton number? J.Crew reviewers love everything about it, especially how it makes them feel more put-together, even while doing mom things around the pool. They also rave about how easy it is to dress up and down. "[So I can] go from the pool to answering the door to making lunch and back," one shares.

  • Size Range: 23 to 37

With five-pocket styling, a high-rise fit and a mostly cotton blend, these relaxed jean shorts are totally reminding us of our favorite AGOLDE pair—but currently at less than half the price. According to one five-star reviewer, “They loosen up a bit, but don't stretch a full size like some [J.Crew] denim." They also added that the cut worked well on their pear shape.

  • Size Range: XXS to 3X

We're not the only ones who can't get over this dainty, machine-washable silk charmeuse top. Buyers are also obsessed, and peg it as an excellent option for both date nights and office days. "It’s surprisingly soft and drapes beautifully. Looks very luxe," one shopper raves. "I also appreciate the slight crop to complement all the high-waisted jeans and skirts." That's right, you can easily dress it up or down for any occasion, which is a sure sign of a closet staple.

  • Size Range: XXS to 3X

You might find yourself living in this gauzy cotton-blend skirt, which makes for an easy, breezy addition to any summer wardrobe. It’s got an elastic waistband for maximum comfort, but the side slit keeps it stylish while showing just the right amount of leg. One happy customer shares, "It’s so, so soft and summery. The slit is not too high, and it’s not see-through. It’s loose enough to be comfortable but not voluminous." However, some buyers warn that it runs big, so you may want to consider sizing down to get the most snatched fit.

  • Size Range: XXS to 3X

You can buy a million T-shirts and still be unsatisfied if the fit is off or the material feels weird. Well, you won't have those problems with this cotton style. First, it has a slightly higher neckline, so it looks (and feels) like the most classic vintage crew. It also has stitching at the edges to ensure it stays around for the long haul. As for the fabric, it manages to pull off the perfect balance of lightweight and sturdy while embracing ultimate comfort—hence why one buyer says they're sure they'll wear it a million times.

  • Size Range: 5 to 12

These easy-on sandals feature an Italian leather upper and leather sole for that super sleek look, while a toe-ring silhouette brings on the glamour (which plenty of shoppers are loving). However, some reviewers also mention that you'll need to break them in a bit, but having them around to wear anywhere—from parties to grocery runs—will make that more than worth it.

  • Size Range: XXS to XXL

If you've ever shopped for a beach sarong, you know that it's all about the fabric when it comes to whether or not it's worth the money. Well, we'll just say that this one is a knockout, not least of all due to its organic cotton material that buyers say is perfectly lightweight, floaty and easily styled. It can be tied and worn in multiple ways: as a wrap skirt, a bandeau dress or a halter top. Pack it in your suitcase and you’ll have three vacay-ready looks for the price of one.

  • Size Range: XXS to 3X

While these 100 percent cotton pants will look effortless on the beach, they'll also look great at cookouts, picnics and any other cool and casual summer event you have on your calendar. Basically, you'll want to wear these lightweight, breezy bottoms all the time. We won't judge. Just keep in mind that they're slightly sheer, so wear solid undies, throw on a button down and you'll be good to go.

  • Size Range: 0 to 24

It’s no wonder this fan-favorite swimsuit is one of the brand’s best sellers. The ruched fit is incredibly flattering and the wide, one-shoulder strap stays put, so you don’t have to adjust while splish-splashing. As one buyer notes, "[there are] no issues with your chest falling out of the top, as with other one-shoulder styles." If you pride yourself on being eco-friendly, you’ll love the fact that it’s made from mostly recycled materials. It also gets bonus points for built-in UV protection (but you'll still need sunscreen on those exposed parts, people).

  • Size Range: XXS to 3X

There's nothing like a good ol’ tank dress to make you look and feel like a million bucks, and leave it to this number to do you justice. It combines the brand's customer-favorite vintage rib tank and a tiered poplin skirt into one beautiful ready-to-wear-anywhere dress. And don’t assume that the skirt is stiff since it's made of cotton. One reviewer confirms that it has beautiful fabrication all around, adding that the modal material seems to add softness and flexibility to the garment. So call it chic, call it elegant and call it budget-friendly for now.

  • Size Range: 00 to 24

Been eyeing Reformation's Kourney dress but don't want to spend nearly $250 on it? We’ve got you. This viscose dress is a more budget-friendly option with many similar features like a lined, bustier-style bodice, adjustable straps and flattering side slit. Like its name suggests, it has all the makings of a great wedding guest dress, so go ahead and RSVP to all those summer invites.

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