Copycat JCrew Herringbone Vest

So, if you are an avid user of Pinterest or are part of the blogging community, then I’m sure you’re aware of the coveted herringbone vest from JCrew. I know you know which one I’m referring to.

Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to break the bank or be on a waiting list for months to get your hands on that vest. I found a close copycat to that ever popular vest at Wal-Mart. For $9.98.

No, this isn’t a joke.

 Vest: Wal-Mart (exact, currently sold out)

Black long-sleeve tee: Apt. 9, Kohl’s (exact)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
Ankle boots: Target (exact)
Sunnies: Coach Factory Outlet   

So, does the vest look exactly like the JCrew one? Absolutely not. Does it, however, fit comfortably and provide the same herringbone pattern effect? Absolutely. I’m all about saving money and finding a cheaper alternative to more expensive brands, and I think Wal-Mart hit this one right on the head. It currently is sold out online, but keep an eye out in stores and check the website often – they seem to be restocking that pattern frequently due to it’s popularity.
Also, I need to quickly discuss these ankle boots. Target just gets me. I had a very specific vision of the ankle boots that I wanted, and they delivered them to me. They are ridiculously comfortable, and they go with any outfit. I’m still figuring out the whole tucking jeans in/keeping them out/cuffing them situation, but I’m sure that will come with time and experience. In the meantime, I pretty much wear these booties any chance I get.   

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  1. 2.2.15

    I'm still trying to figure out the right balance between jeans and ankle booties, too. I definitely didn't cuff my jeans correctly in this photo, but oh well – I figured you guys would forgive me and go with it!

  2. 2.2.15

    Right?! Thanks, girl!

  3. 2.2.15

    I agree with you!

  4. 2.2.15

    It's definitely not an EXACT dupe for the JCrew one, but it's definitely close enough for me. Keep watching for it to come back in stock – I'm sure it will!

  5. 2.2.15

    That's hilarious about my hair because I'm contemplating chopping it next week! We will see what happens. I really couldn't believe I found this at Wal-Mart of all places – I'm all about a bargain!

  6. 2.2.15

    Thanks, lady!

  7. 11.17.14

    Thanks, girl! And, yes – that's my nude lips combo in the photos. I just can't get enough of it.

  8. 11.17.14
    Jessi Otey said:

    Really??!! I've seen so many of these floating around and was wondering when someone would be genius enough to copycat it! Also, your blonde locks are making me miss blonder days for sure!!

  9. 11.12.14
    Nadia said:

    Are you wearing your nude lip combo in these pictures? It's gorgeous! Loving the cuffed jeans and ankle boots look!

  10. 11.12.14
    Caroline said:

    It was in Miami so it was wonderful. I really wish that I was back at the beach right now!! I hope that you're staying warm today. πŸ™‚

  11. 11.12.14

    Omg Wal-Mart?!? I am amazed! It honestly looks so close to the real thing… and for $9.98, that's just crazy. Hope it comes back in stock soon!

  12. 11.12.14
    kdub said:

    This is perfect! Especially for a really trendy piece, less is more. Vests aren't always in style, so it's not really a splurge item for me.

  13. 11.11.14

    Love a look for less! You know I am all about a good deal! What is it with jeans and booties that is so hard, seriously I can never get it to look right!

  14. 11.11.14
    The Sequin Notebook said:

    It's a great alternative! I also love finding great deals on trendy pieces, and this definitely fits the bill!

  15. 11.11.14
    Becky M said:

    Oh I love this, and its so much more affordable! You looks so great!!

  16. 11.11.14

    I've been wearing those booties non-stop – they also are my first pair of ankle boots. I love them so much that I'm contemplating picking them up in the dark brown color, too. Target, as usual, does it again!

  17. 11.11.14

    Thanks, girl! Hope you had a nice time at the wedding – Happy Monday!

  18. 11.11.14

    Nice find! Loving those ankle boots too. I don't own a single pair of ankle boots and need to change that asap before it snows!

  19. 11.11.14

    Thanks, girl! These weren't my best photos – we shot them in about five minutes before Ryan had to leave for work one afternoon – but I think I got the point across about the vest. Hope you had a nice time at the wedding – Happy Monday!

  20. 11.11.14

    Thanks, girl!

  21. 11.11.14

    I agree!

  22. 11.11.14

    Lol, I should get more than one! I've been living in those ankle boots – Target does it again!

  23. 11.11.14

    Exactly – I know it isn't an exact copycat version, but it's close enough for me. Thanks, girl!

  24. 11.11.14
    Caroline said:

    So cute and such a fab find!!! πŸ™‚ Your whole outfit is so cute too. I'm caught up on your posts now too. Sorry we were in Miami for a wedding Thursday-Sunday. I hope that you are having a nice day so far too! πŸ™‚

  25. 11.11.14
    Ashley Angle said:

    That is so awesome! You can't tell the difference! Love it!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  26. 11.11.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Cute outfit, one would never know where the vest came from! Love a stylish bargain!

  27. 11.11.14
    Biana Perez said:

    Great job on finding the dupe to the vest – I think it looks incredibly similar and for that price might as well get three or four lol!! Love the boots too!

  28. 11.11.14
    Pamela said:

    Love this! It really does look similar to the J.Crew one, not exact but still super cute! Definitely worth the savings! You look adorable!

    <3, Pamela