The thing about recreating J. Crew looks is that they always revolve around one really special piece that is usually quite unique to the store. So when I stumbled across these shorts from Forever 21 that had a similar feel to the J. Crew ones (sold out, unfortunately) from their lookbook, I knew I had to do a style steal for it. I’m also loving any look that incorporates a utility jacket. I’ve owned one for quite awhile now and it’s hands-down my most worn jacket. I would be so bold as to brand it a wardrobe essential. If you don’t feel like paying a bit more for the Dorothy Perkins one, this one looks to have that long, slouchy-cool feel to it as well (I also love how you can roll the sleeves!).
Also, if you’re more interested in a mint tweed short, these scalloped shorts are very cute too, just a bit more blueish than the J. Crew ones… Who knew there’d be so many options to recreate this look??