Y’all know how I feel about Madewell. It’s okay. It’s not like I go into one of their stores every week, or could hold a Madewell sample sale from my own closet, or rarely go a day without wearing something with a Madewell tag on it, or could pass for a Madewell model if I was taller/skinnier/more rumply-haired. Nope, not at all. So, while I won’t be clicking through their Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, making note of all the adorable pieces that I neeeeeeeed, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Because I’ll begrudgingly admit it all looks really pretty cute and OH WHO AM I KIDDING? Click through the new Madewell lookbook, bitches — I want it all! Except the baseball caps, because hat hair. [Fashionista]
You can never have too many striped shirts: they dress up, they dress down, and they are, above all, classic. I’m loving Madewell’s colorful take on a classic striped long-sleeve T, which I’m already joyfully matching in my head with colorful jeans already in my closet. How can you not be happy in a plum cotton T with magenta stripes?! [$49.50, Madewell]
Dammit, Madewell! Memorial Day weekend hasn’t even happened yet and you’re already pimping your fall 2012 line! And dammit again, Madewell, for making me want every single piece! Can’t a girl enjoy her summer wardrobe in peace? (Click through to see 20 of our favorite looks, many of which we’re sure to wear — or at least be inspired by — four months from now.)
Yesterday, Julie and I wore the same dress to work. We both own Madewell’s Stucco Stripe Dress — mine is the “tobacco” color, while she has it in blue and white — but, as you can see, we style it in completely different ways. How to get both looks, after the jump! Keep reading »
Those lucky Lucky mag broads got an exclusive look at Madewell’s Spring 2012 line, and let me tell you, I am officially salivating. Want. Want. Want. Everything. Starting with the green dress on the left. Check out the full lookbook at the link. [Lucky Mag]
At the end of the day, despite having a closet full of dresses, I am a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl. And once I find a specific brand and cut that I love, I make sure to buy them in every color; that way, on days when I feel like I have “nothing to wear,” I know there will always be a cute and clean T that’s ready and waiting. These days, that shirt is Madewell’s soft scoop T — the fabric is buttery soft with just a tiny bit of sexy sheerness, while the cut is drape-y and feminine. At $30 bucks — on sale! — it’s not exactly chump change, but trust me — you’ll live in it.
“Have fun. Don’t take anything too seriously. Try a bit of irony now and again. Don’t wear anything too tight. Borrow things from your brother, boyfriend or father’s wardrobe. And wear stupid shoes!”
– model and Madewell designer Alexa Chung offers her personal style tips. Stupid shoes, check. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Model Alexa Chung unveiled the first crop of ads for her second collaboration with hipster prep designer Madewell, and as usual, Chung looks stunning. Supposedly inspired by “girls in bands, or girls standing side of stage … I felt like they’d be on tour so they wouldn’t mind getting cold,” the ads were fittingly shot in Austin, TX. Band or no band, will we be buying? You bet. [Fashion Is Great] Keep reading »
A canvas bag should be relatively un-fussy compared to its leather brethren. This tote bag from the Quality Mending Co., a vintage source in NYC, doesn’t need any bells, whistles, or spangles to show its chic side. Saddle-colored leather trim embellishes this tote just enough so it’s both functional and fabulous. You’ll want to coordinate your outfit with it.
The tights-and-shorts combo in winter isn’t for everyone. Personally, I’ve been a fan since I was a kid, but have specific requirements (heavy wool or tweed fabrics, dark colors). When I saw these Madewell by Alexa Chung shorts, I was brought back to the late ’90s when crushed velvet was all the rage, and yup, I definitely had a pair of velvet shorts. I’m not so sure I’d be so eager to jump back into them, however. What about you? Velvet shorts in winter: yay or nay? [$88, Madewell] Keep reading »