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Our friends over at Madewell love this community and wanted to send over a perk just for us: a shoppable sneak preview of the Madewell Fall 2018 collection! I recently had a chance to check out the collection in person and it is gorgeous! You can expect lots of beautiful merino wool in varying weights; denim rethought and reconstructed into highly wearable pieces. Also, for whatever reason, Madewell also has a confusing amount of extra flared flares and a slight addiction to ugly 70s-era stripes.
Although I am a huge fan of Madewell’s clothing I’ve never been a big fan of their online styling. So I invite you to look through the confusing outfit pairings in some of these photos and instead focus piece by piece on these items, many of which hold great promise for seasons to come!!
Above is my favorite look in the preview. This denim-on-denim idea starts with the beautiful Raw Hemmed Denim Seamed Dress ($138), surely my favorite piece in the Madewell Fall 2018 collection. It fits like a dream and runs TTS (I took a 10)! As suggested by the styling here it’s meant to have layering both below and above it — instead of denim I might do a white top. I’ve got a few ideas in the shop the look widget below.
The crazy layering effect comes into play in the look above, which is made up entirely of pieces I love but would never wear together. Kicking off this outfit is the Plaid Babydoll Cami Dress ($98). It looks rather brown in this photo but in real life I recall noting the coral pops of color in it. I wasn’t quite as much of a fan of the sweatercoat, which is too short and voluminous for my busty frame. I think it will look great in a different context over sleeker pieces. On me however it’s a no-go with a dress.
Much to my surprise, I did love the kicker jeans here even though they have front coin pockets. The small flare is ideal for my curvy shape! And the Square Satchel Bag ($148) is sure to be a popular shape for Fall. It’s just one of the trends interpreted very well in the Madewell Fall 2018 collection.
Nothing says Fall quite like layering! And though some made fun of me for it in my post from Spring, expect to see a ton of layering denim jackets under other jackets for Fall 2018. What can I say? I call the trends like I see them and this is one trend that’s going to be around for a few seasons.
I love this look above, especially the way the horizontal stripes in the skirt and vertical stripes in the top speak to each other. That said I’m not quite sure it works in real life on my body. It’s fun to look at though!
For me, I’d probably wear the skirt with a solid-colored turtleneck or some other elongating top.
And finally, because it isn’t nearly Fall yet, Madewell’s Fall 2018 collection preview also features a very now-appropriate outfit seen above. It starts with another denim dress winner, the Denim Daylily Dress ($108). I found this dress to be ultra-flattering on! (I took a 10, I nearly always do in Madewell primarily for length.) Add the Small Transport Crossbody ($128) and you’ve got a winning look. (The scarf’s product page isn’t working yet.)
I’ve had lots of winning items at Madewell this Summer! Among my favorites are this striped sweater, this pink dress, this striped tunic (I belt it and wear it over shorts), this necklace, these earrings, these sunglasses and this bag which I have in multiple colors.
You can check out the full Madewell 2018 Fall Collection preview here, and get more Madewell coverage from this blog here. What’s your favorite piece from this preview?