please don’t hate me anyone that doesn’t live in southern california, but we’re having ourselves a mini heat wave this week and despite the fact that i’m 50 shades of pale this time of year, i’m kind of loving the excuse to trade long-sleeves for tanks and tights for bare legs.
so with the soaring temps as inspiration, i’m starting to warm up (pun intended) to the idea of shopping for spring. every storefront i walk past is boasting lighter-weight fabrics, softer color palettes, and shorter hemlines, and i can’t help but get a little bit excited to add a few new pieces to my warm-weather wardrobe.
per usual, madewell is on point with their offerings for spring. i’ll forgive them for the abundance of cropped tops and sweaters (can this trend die already?) and instead thank them for including the following swoon-worthy styles in this season’s collection:
one || station pullover sweater. so sad day, i recently took my ivory cotton sweater i had picked up from madewell last year to the cleaners only to have it returned to me barbie-sized. it was such a bummer because i really loved that sweater. so now i’ve started the search to find its replacement. well imagine my happy surprise to find that madewell has included a similar style in their 2015 spring collection. i love how it’s styled here with a pair of black denim shorts and panama hat. with a simple pair of leather flats or strappy sandals, this would be a perfect transition outfit from spring to summer. and you could even add a touch of glam by pairing it with a bold red lip.
two || northstar pullover sweater. okay, so i might have a slight obsession with madewell sweaters. before i discovered them, i had always gravitated the styles found at gap and j.crew, but madewell’s cuts have this amazing way of being flowy and oversized yet also extremely flattering. this lightweight version is no different. it comes in three muted colors and while i tend to shy away from pastels, i am actually loving this lilac color.
three || silk overlay cami dress. come summertime, i’m all about effortless sundresses. they can be dressed up (with wedges and a statement necklace) or dressed down (with sandals and a fedora), and are great for lazy weekends when the last thing you want to do is fuss about your outfit. the midi-length of this season’s design is perfect for showing off a pair of lace-up espadrilles as well as ensuring you don’t have a wardrobe malfunction if the spring breezes pick up. while a classic black or grey dress will never go out of style, i love the punch of the burnt copper, too.
and apparently i’m not the only one, all three colors are backordered until february 17th.
four || abroad dress in stripe-inset. they had me at “stripe-inset.” i am in love with the subtle peek-a-boo striped detailing of this dress. without it, it’s just another little black dress, but the patterned boddess elevates this otherwise casual frock. like the overlay cami dress, i can already see the versatility of this dress -paired with a waist-tied chambray and vans/converse for a daytime look and or paired with wedges and tons of gold jewelry for evening, it’s a perfect spring-turned-summer staple.
p.s. it has pockets.
five || park overalls in dixon wash. you guys, i can’t believe i’m even admitting this, but i think i want overalls? i know, i thought i was done with them, too. lord knows they were my uniform for all of 1996, 1997, and a good portion of 1998, too. but then late last year, i saw them popping up on the fashion blogs again and all of a sudden, i began to convince myself i needed to revisit the fashion of my youth. luckily, madewell’s version is a lot more tailored than the old navy oversized bad boys i was rocking in middle school, so i’m hopeful this look would be a lot more flattering on my frame.
anyway, i’m hoping to sneak over to the forum madewell store very soon for a little dress up. i’ll report back soon!
all images via: madewell1