Insomniac Sale Picks: Crew Neck Sweaters

*In this new late-night feature, I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I’ll get the ball rolling myself, but would LOVE suggestions. Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Plus-sized pencil skirts? What would you like to see featured?*

Yesterday, Rocquelle put in a few suggestions, including this one. So here we go:

Crew Neck Sweaters

Old Navy Crew Neck Sweater – was $26.94, now $20
Plus, enter TREAT at checkout for an additional 25% off

Basic and classic, this sweater comes in solids, stripes, and a fun color-blocked style. Fiber content is a bit of everything – including nylon, acrylic, and lots of cotton – but my experience with Old Navy sweaters has been that they’re built to last. More so than some of my spendier finds.

Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck, was $109, now $59.99

I haven’t bought a lot of Charter Club new, but it’s a go-to brand for thrift. And that means it’s quality stuff because it comes to me secondhand (or thirdhand) and STILL looks great. This is a darned decent price for cashmere, comes in 12 gorgeous colors, and is offered in petite and plus sizes, too.

J.Crew Cambridge Long Shore sweater – was $88, now $59.99
Plus, enter MUSTHAVE at checkout for an additional 30% off

Chunky knits are hot this season, but “chunky” often means bulky. Photos can be deceiving, but this style appears to have some shaping at the waist – you can see the detailing on the front of the sweater itself. Looks like a cozy choice, and I adore that vibrant red option as well as this rich navy.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for great crew neck sweaters:

  1. Jones New York – Many of my favorite sweater basics are from this brand. Few crews now, but options are added often.
  2. J.Crew – Not a lot of crews the bargain bin just now except for the Long Shore shown above, but keep your eyes peeled. Especially after Christmas. Their “Dream” line is marvelous.
  3. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Crew necks get a bad rep, so they’re frequently donated. Check your local op-shop for great bargains. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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21 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Crew Neck Sweaters”

  1. KL

    Funny, I only know Jones New York for silk scarves–I’ve thrifted several and a friend recently bought one new from Macy’s which she loves. They’re good quality, albeit dry clean only, so prone to a bit of color-bleeding if washed.

    I have some more suggestions for this feature (which I love!): camel sweaters, colorful leggings, and leather gloves. I’ve been looking for the latter, particularly in a bright color (having destroyed my beloved red leather gloves by, uh, hiking in a snowy valley for several hours), but is it just wishful thinking to find them on sale this early in the season?

  2. Aris Merquoni

    Oooh, can we combine this with your love of stripes and look for horizontal-stripey sweaters some night? My absolute favorite sweater is a striped one I got from Express several years ago, and I’m terrified that one day it’s going to die on me!

  3. Kenzie

    Skinny jeans for athletic calves would be great! I’m not actually athletic, but I have genetically beastly calves. But I’m also a size 4 or 6, so normal jeans expect the lower half of my leg to be proportionately skinny. And then that doesn’t work and I get stuck in a pair of pants in a dressing room. Fun times. Boots and socks can also be strugglesome for my underutilized superhero legs

    Also, cute and practical outerwear. Now that I’m walking everywhere on a college campus, I’m realizing that I need to suck it up and buy a dang rain jacket with a hood so my hair isn’t a frizzy mess and my clothes aren’t soaked all the time. You could and probably should cover wintry snow-wear too, but rain jackets are far more relevant to my upper lefthand corner of the country.

  4. Angela


    As winter is arriving soon (snow forecasted today, in fact) how about winter boots, and I mean real ones you can wear in snow, with work clothes on your commute? And I commute a long way, so no 3 inch spike heels 🙂

    • Sal

      Ahhh, I’ve got a regular post on that coming up … next week I believe! Good snow boots are essential.

  5. Sal

    Wahoo! Glad you’re all digging this feature and THANK YOU for the suggestions! I will get to them as quickly as I can – plan to run this feature Tues, Weds, Thurs so some may take a while. But I won’t forget! Thank you for contributing ideas. Truly.

  6. Sam

    I love crew-neck sweaters! I have several, including the Old Navy option you’ve listed. But you left out a great option from a really great Canadian company! Jacob is a recent find of mine, and has such cute clothes at affordable prices. They have online shopping too! I got a cobalt blue sweater a couple months ago, called a ballet neck which is just slightly wider than a crew. Very forgiving style, and so cute! And it’s on sale for $20 CDN right now! Definitely suggest you check it out, here’s the link:

      • Tara

        I have never seen this site/store. Looks like they have great stuff, but it’s unfortunate that they don’t list the fabric content anywhere (that I can find).

  7. lesliele

    Just a warning on the Jones New York plus sizes– they ALWAYS shrink up. ALWAYS. I have stopped buying that brand completely because every time I get disappointed. Which is too bad, because they have lovely styles. (And I have two other friends who have the same problem– not just me!)

  8. danielle

    I recently just went on a sweater hunt of my own, which led me to J. Crew where I got a great deal on three sweaters – all of the ones in the store were 20% off, including clearance. All three of the sweaters I got were crews, and one was a cotton/cashmere blend that was absolutely lovely. A few days later I was poking around on their website and saw the sweaters I bought, listed for way more than what they were in the store! So I’m not sure if this is true in all areas, but I’d definitely recommend checking out a physical J. Crew store to see how their sale prices compare to the website. I don’t think I paid more than $50 for any of the sweaters I bought – one cotton/cashmere, one 100% cotton, one 100% wool.

  9. Amanda C

    Oh man, something about plus-size pencil skirts would be GREAT. I have a tummy, which is usually balanced out fine with bigger boobage, but when I try on pencil skirts, it feels like my middle is HUGE. Maybe because the skirt is drawing a smaller line down to my knees? No idea, but pencil skirts seem to make my body go apple shaped super fast.

    Love the feature! 🙂

  10. Shannon

    I just bought a couple of the Old Navy sweaters you recommended today! There was a 5-hour sale where all the sweaters were 75% off. I have to say, I don’t usually go for crews, but this one isn’t neck-hugging at all and looks great (even if it’s a little itchy). Thanks for the recommendation!

  11. Susan

    Just as an FYI for others, I’ve found that J.Crew Long Shore sweater to be very boxy and shapeless despite the ribbing. I still haven’t found a way I’m happy wearing it.