Where am I doing my lunch break shopping these days? Madewell, of course. It seems like every time I go into the store there are new delights to try on, add to my wishlist and buy as needed. They even convinced me that crop tops like the Embroidered Tier Top ($70) seen above can work with the right high-waisted bottom. The top is shown here with one piece of this necklace set and this hat (which I tried on and found not very flattering in real life).
There’s a beautiful sense of joie de vivre at Madewell right now, and though some of their pieces don’t work on me, I still walk through the store with a sense of wonder and delight! Often I try on items that I doubt will flatter me only to find that they do! What are some of the new pieces catching my eye?
A Madewell trick I love is taking matching separates and wearing them together — or apart. While it’s certainly not an idea original to them it’s something they’ve done incredibly well the last few years. You’ll see the top from this set again below.
Madewell also takes the cake when it comes to layering ideas. They’re the ones that first convinced me this year that a sweater tank could work in summer (and on chiller mornings, it’s a nice comfort). The fun sense of color mixing continues in the next couple of outfits.
What could be a simple (and perhaps boring) dress gets a little extra touch from Madewell here, courtesy of buttons down each side. This dress would be equally fun to wear as a super long tank top — shorts underneath and the buttons left open all the way down perhaps?
It’s one of several Madewell dresses new to my wishlist, along with the Embroidered Jardin Midi Dress ($158), the Embroidered Primrose Dress ($158) and the Quilted Side-Tie Dress in Moroccan Desert ($148).
Dresses aren’t the only area Madewell’s having fun experimenting with. How cool is the White Denim Button-Front Top ($72), shown here with the Converse® Chuck Taylor All Star High-Top Sneakers in Denim Daisy ($75)? It looks one part safari vest, one part corset top, and one part very fun to wear! The model’s Fluidform Statement Earrings ($34) also get high marks from me!
Likewise, Madewell’s accessories tend to skew towards the very fun to wear side. I love the new stately The HorseTM Original Watch ($120), shown here with a bracelet I love that doesn’t seem to be online yet.
The stores make things very easy for me, showing off lots of cute outfits on their mannequins. Below are a few of my recent favorites.
Ahhh, outfit perfection made simple! Here are my Madewell picks of the moment, what are yours?