Checking out the new arrivals at Madewell

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Even though this brand can skew a little young and sometimes twee, I still find a lot to like in the way of left-of-center classics and tomboy-cool pieces. I also like that they’ve become a lot more size-inclusive—pretty much everything is available up to size 24 or 3X.  I think this dress has the prettiest, almost art nouveau print. Check out this top in the same pattern.

These snake-print mules remind me of a pair Emerson Fry used to make that I coveted for a long time, but never pulled the trigger on. These are just a little funkier, though, thanks to the bright hit of color, and I’m pretty tempted.

This corduroy suede tote in an excellent mustard yellow feels very back-to-school to me, but in the most sophisticated way.

I don’t know why a black jean jacket appeals right now, but it does. I feel like maybe it’s more polished and grown up than blue denim.

This kind of retroish floral print dress just looks so easy to wear.

I don’t usually see the point of short-sleeved sweaters, or brown for that matter, but this really appeals.

 

Just a rather perfect henley.

I’m a big fan of army pants with a stripe down the side, and this one is subtly glittery, which is fun.

 

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9 Thoughts on Checking out the new arrivals at Madewell
    kimbersam
    12 Aug 2019
    12:06pm

    How does that mustardy yellow keep coming back? It’s fine for accessories but my olive skin does not play nicely with it.

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    c.w.
    12 Aug 2019
    10:14am

    Love those pants!

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    Jax
    12 Aug 2019
    11:32am

    I agree re: Madewell. I love their jeans (good quality, durable and good-looking), and if you sift through the mass of younger (too cropped, too boxy, too expensive for its value), you can find some goodies. I just ordered this dress in black and am looking forward to a good summer-into-fall and then spring transition piece, as it’s a little warmer than appropriate for hot, humid summer weather. I would’ve preferred another color than black, but neither the mustard-y Gold or Sweet Dahlia flatters my skin tone
    (https://www.madewell.com/texture-amp%3B-thread-puff-sleeve-dress-AB305.html).

    That’s my only complaint — they need to diversify their colors more than the top 2-3 trendy colors of the moment.

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    MaryAlice
    12 Aug 2019
    12:41pm

    I fell weirdly in love with this sweater and it’s on it’s way to me now….it appeals to me so much https://www.madewell.com/bobble-cardigan-sweater-AB751.html

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      Mamavalveeta03
      12 Aug 2019
      10:48pm

      That’s CUTE! It is very similar to a cardi by The Great, who have a lawsuit against Madewell right now for copying some of their designs. Just FYI.

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    Laurel
    12 Aug 2019
    6:12pm

    I love a short sleeve sweater for work! It’s as comfortable as a t-shirt but most look way more polished and they almost always have a flattering drape.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    12 Aug 2019
    10:37pm

    The pants have a Nili Lotan vibe! I’m happy that Madewell shows the clothes on all different sized models so that I can approximate how it will look on me.

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    Heather
    12 Aug 2019
    2:03pm

    Ooh the daisy dress! I love a floral print dress, and this one manages to avoid looking too Lilith Fair.

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    Lynn in Tucson
    13 Aug 2019
    11:06am

    That is the perfect slouch on the black jean jacket. My current one is cropped, which I think I might have outgrown, style-wise.

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