Review: J.Crew Odette Sweater Lady Jacket in Cotton-Blend Bouclé

The wool version of J.Crew’s Odette Sweater Lady Jacket, which had been one of my favorite purchases last year, had sold extremely well, so it wasn’t surprising when J.Crew re-released the style in brightly-colored cotton-blend bouclé (62% cotton/37% polyamide/1% elastane) for spring. The cut had also been reimagined to be more cropped and tailored*, in anticipation of warm-weather dressing.

* But there’s no need to upsize; try your normal size in this style.

While the crochet trim and gold buttons continue to feel like nice touches, I though the hook-and-eye closure on the jackets were difficult to fasten–I had to forcefully bend nearly every hook to undo the jacket at first. And the mid-weight, loop-textured material, because it was majority cotton, also feels a little terrycloth-like.

Despite not being the biggest fan of the fabric, I ended up keeping the jacket as I liked the cheerful fuchsia. Like its earlier iteration, the style pairs easily with just about every skirt and pant type, and adds a bit of polish and fun to more muted outfits.

For Labor Day weekend, sale styles at J.Crew are an extra 60% off with code SHOPNOW, including the J.Crew Odette Sweater Lady Jacket in Cotton-Blend Bouclé in yellow, and the  Giselle Sweater-Blazer in green (though only a few sizes remain).

Some sale picks:

I already own these espadrilles in gold, but want to order them in every colorway:

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