Honest Jenni Kayne Review: Pros & Cons To Know in 2023

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Originally published on March 7, 2022, Updated May 12, 2023

woman wearing a beige cashmere knit oversized cardigan from Jenni Kayne with an ivory ribbed tank top and jeans

(wearing the cashmere cocoon cardigan in oatmeal, size xs)

First things first, this Jenni Kayne review is it is not sponsored. We at Style Your Occasion don’t work with, or for Jenni Kayne, and the thoughts are completely our own. We are a Reward Style publisher so the links in this post are affiliate links through Reward Style, not Jenni Kayne

This 2023 review is from our editor-in-chief Christal.

An Honest Jenni Kayne Review

Jenni Kayne first came on my radar a few years ago when my husband and I embarked on a full home reno. I was constantly on Pinterest looking for design inspiration and kept coming across serene Jenni Kayne rooms that I absolutely adored.

I started following Jenni Kayne and was introduced to the refined and luxurious cashmere sweaters, earthy, neutral color palettes, and effortlessly chic outfits. Not surprisingly, I fell head over heels as Jenni Kayne really spoke to my personal style: neutral, minimal, nature-inspired, and casual. 

Photo of a woman's feet wearing cozy socks and slippers, taken from above.

(wearing the shearling lined moc-clog)

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Fast forward to 2023 and I’ve amassed a nice little collection of Jenni Kayne clothing in my wardrobe. From the cashmere fisherman hoodie, to a few of the cashmere cocoon cardigans, to the shearling mules, and more, I’ve been able to try a lot of the pieces. 

Here is a break down of what I consider to be the pros and cons of Jenni Kayne, and then we will get into some of the individual pieces like the cashmere cocoon cardiga, cashmere hoodie, and more. 

The Pros:

  • Luxurious quality
  • Versatile and timeless pieces
  • Regular sales

The Cons:

  • Sizing inconsistencies
  • Costly international shipping & no returns
  • Lacking customer service & communication 
woman wearing a brown cashmere knit cardigan from Jenni Kayne with a leopard midi slip skirt and shearling slides

(wearing the cropped cashmere cocoon cardigan in nutmeg xs, leopard slip skirt in medium, and shearling slides)

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Pro #1: Luxurious Quality & Durability

There’s no doubt about it, every single Jenni Kayne piece I own feels luxurious. From the fabric to the construction to the overall feel, you can see that the quality is stellar. 

The cashmere sweaters feel like a cloud (read our cashmere cocoon cardigan review here). In fact, I’ve only felt disappointed by a couple items I have purchased, but not for the quality (I’ll get to why under the cons!)

I can also confirm the durability of the Jenni Kayne pieces. Many of my Jenni Kayne pieces I have had for 2-3 years and they are all still in excellent shape.

Aside from minor pilling, which is to be expected, with kids and pets they are still holding up great!

Are Jenni Kayne Sweaters Worth The Money?

Jenni Kayne pieces are a worthwhile investment in your wardrobe. The cashmere sweaters are expensive, but they are made with high-quality, sustainable material, and excellent craftsmanship. Additionally, the sweaters in a fabric blend, like the Everyday Sweater and Cabin Sweater, are also very soft and luxurious. 

 With the right care and laundering, Jenni Kayne sweaters will last for years and can be easily consigned on sites like TheRealReal or Poshmark when you are ready to move on. 

One thing to note is that the Jenni Kayne wool and cashmere sweaters are prone to pilling. This can be mitigated with gentle wear and using a fabric comb every now and then to de-pill the sweaters. 

woman wearing a beige cashmere knit hoodie sweater from Jenni Kayne with white crinkle cotton shorts

(wearing the cashmere fisherman hoodie in oatmeal xs, and the playa pajama shorts (currently sold out))

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Where are Jenni Kayne Products Made?

Jenni Kayne products are made in multiple regions. The shoes are made in Italy, the textiles in Peru, and other products like basic knits, candles, and ceramics are made locally in Los Angeles where the brand originated. 

Other pieces are made in China (according to the tags on my items), however Jenni Kayne does promise continued commitment to sustainable and ethical practices which you can read more about on the JK website here

an up close image of three stacked knit cashmere cardigan sweaters in neutral colors

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Pro #2: Versatile and Timeless Pieces

Something I love most about Jenni Kayne, is that the pieces can be styled in a variety of ways. I use capsule wardrobes throughout the year, and most of my JK pieces can be worn season to season.

In fact, I wear my cashmere cocoon cardigans on a weekly basis all year round! I love that the neutral colors also go well with a variety of colors and the sweaters can be dressed up or down. 

The Jenni Kayne footwear is also impeccable. I own the suede mules, pony hair mules, shearling slides, moc clogs, and a couple pairs of the boots including the Canyon boots and suede heeled Chelsea boots.

Every pair is notably comfortable (they don’t need to be “worn in”), and I receive compliments whenever I wear them!

image of an overhead view of four pairs of Jenni Kayne shoes including brown boots, suede tan boots, shearling slides, and leopard mules

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Pro #3: Regular Sales

I’ve been subscribed to the Jenni Kayne newsletter for a few years now so I am often notified of sales and promotions, and their regularly occurring sales is a big pro!

How Often Does Jenni Kayne Have Sales?

Jenni Kayne has flash sales every couple of months. There is often a 25% off sale around major holidays including Labor Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. And, the brand has other sales at the end of each season on specific items like sweaters, shoes, and outerwear.

Additionally, you can save right away when you sign up on the website, and get 15% off your first order. So don’t fret if you can’t quite justify the products at full price – simply join the newsletter and wait on a sale (or check out this list of Jenni Kayne dupes).

woman wearing a brown knit cashmere cardigan from Jenni Kayne and ivory linen shorts

(wearing the cropped cashmere cocoon cardigan in nutmeg xs)

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Jenni Kayne Review: The Cons

While there aren’t many cons on this list, there are a few. These don’t have anything to do with the quality of Jenni Kayne items but rather specific things I’ve noticed that can be a hassle when buying items.

woman wearing a beige cashmere knit oversized cardigan from Jenni Kayne with an ivory ribbed tank top, jeans, and shearling slides

Con #1: Sizing Inconsistencies

Jenni Kayne items have a decent amount of variance in sizing. Because many items fit oversized, and some do not, it’s hard to know exactly what size will be your perfect size without trying on in person. 

For example, I had the Summer Dress, but the medium was too large so I sold it on Poshmark (see next con on the list). I’ve also had to switch sizing with the cashmere cocoon cardigan because they are very oversized. 

Does Jenni Kayne Run Small?

No, Jenni Kayne typically runs big. Most of the sweaters, cardigans, and dresses run larger and have an oversized fit. The footwear on the other had runs true to size or 1/2 size smaller. 

It’s always a good idea to read the reviews on any particular item before buying as you will get a sense if the piece fits true to size or oversized.

As a general rule, if any item under the description is listed as “slightly oversized fit”, it’s best to size down 2 sizes, and if it says it “fits true to size”, size down 1 size. That is unless you prefer a very oversized fit, then stick with your true size. 

woman wearing a beige cashmere knit oversized cardigan from Jenni Kayne with an ivory ribbed tank top, jeans, and shearling slides

(wearing the cashmere cocoon cardigan in oatmeal, size x, and shearling slides)

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Con #2: Costly International Shipping & No Returns

Let’s talk shipping.

US residents get the benefit of free ground shipping and free returns! On the other hand, I am Canadian so this brings me to the next con. 

Does Jenni Kayne Ship To Canada?

As of 2021, Jenni Kayne does ship to Canada and many other international locations. Unfortunately, shipping to Canada costs $30 USD per order, and there are no international returns

So if you are a fellow Canadian, you will have to pay around $45 CAD (based on the current exchange rate) to ship your order and you’ll want to make sure it’s exactly what you want because there will be no returning it.

woman wearing a beige cashmere knit hoodie sweater from Jenni Kayne with white crinkle cotton shorts with shearling slides

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Con #3: Customer Service & Communication

I was hoping to remove this con from my Jenni Kayne review update in 2023, but this area still needs work. Jenni Kayne has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, which is great, but with this growth has come growing pains.

Ultimately, the Jenni Kayne customer service team still needs improvement (according to many reviews/comments on social media), but they are actively working on this. While I haven’t had to deal with customer service myself directly, I have reached out on social media and typically receive a response half the time so it’s hit or miss. 

My hope is that in the future they grow the customer service team to match the demand and bring this area of the business up to the same standard as the products. 

Flat lay of a flannel white sweater, jeans and cozy slippers.

(pictured: cabin sweater in ivory, O’keefe shirt in plaid, shearling-lined moc clog)

Final Thoughts

Overall, I highly recommend investing in at least a couple Jenni Kayne pieces in 2023. They are beautiful, timeless, and very well-made and I am so pleased to have stumbled across this California brand that is the epitome of quiet luxury.

As a company, Jenni Kayne continues to work on their commitment to sustainability, ethical practices, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. All while bringing more effortless style and beautiful inspiration into the world… what’s not to love?


Are Jenni Kayne products just not in your budget? Check out 8 Must-Have Jenni Kayne Dupes you’ll absolutely love!

Also don’t miss our Jenni Kayne Cocoon Cardigan Review and my Honest Cuyana Review.

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