Modern And Chic Basics at Madewell
September 26, 2014
Madewell's entire collection supports that theory. The brand, owned by J.Crew, makes basic pieces that feel anything but, out of quality fabrics and with a keen attention to detail. Madewell's looks are short on bells and whistles but make up for it in longevity, featuring cuts and silhouettes that are generally flattering to most shapes and always stylish. The Alley Jeans, for example, are a straight fit in a dark wash with just a hint of stretch. Madewell makes them deliberately a bit on the long side so they can be worn with heels or cuffed with flats. The perfect pair of jeans are the Holy Grail of fashion, and these just might be it for you.
The Anywhere Dress is aptly named due to its versatility and wearability. Stretchy but structured, it can easily be dolled up with heels and jewelry, or dressed down with flip flops or sneakers. This A-line LBD is a great choice for wrinkle-free travelling, too.
It's true, a well-fitting white button-down shirt can work endlessly for you. The Essential White Boyshirt has an ease about it for less formal occasions, but tuck the tails into a tailored suit and suddenly you're gunning for CEO.
The perfect pumps won't pinch but will make your legs look a million miles long. Say hello to The Mira Heel, which fits the bill in several stellar color choices. (I'm seriously gaga over the Vapor Grey.)
At Madewell, this list really writes itself. From boots to bags, jewelry to t-shirts, everything is well thought out and intended to be an investment piece. No disposable trends here, but instead subtle and chic wardrobe stalwarts. (Don't even get me started on the monogrammable leather goods. It's too much awesome for one place.) Their motto may very well be Keep it simple and it will last- true words to dress by, really.
Detox your closet and see where Madewell can fill in the gaps. You won't regret spending the money on clothes that will last beyond this season and always look fresh and in-step with the current fashion atmosphere.