10 things i want from madewell’s ss18 collection

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i mentioned my excitement over madewell’s spring/summer collection last week, but i wanted to do a full post highlighting some of the specific pieces i have my eye on and how i plan on styling them. enjoy!

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daylight top || if you recall in my style resolutions for 2018 post, i mentioned wanting to add more rust (among a few other colors) into my wardrobe. this top would be the perfect place to start. the pattern is giving me kind of a 70’s vibe (which i love) and the feminine cut seems like it would be very flattering -especially on a smaller chest. i would pair it with my flare jeans (to really play up the retro vibe) or my white wide-leg cropped pants and a pair of leather booties (now) or sandals (later).

striped pull-on jumpsuit || there’s nothing better than a good all-purpose jumpsuit -especially in the warmer months. this striped version would be perfect for dressing up or down depending on the occasion. for a casual look, i’d keep the styling fairly similar to the photo above -pairing it with a denim jacket. i’d add an oversized straw bag, a bandana around my neck (or in my hair!), and a pair of slide sandals or mules. to dress it up, i’d swap out the flat sandals for a block heel, add a pair of statement earrings, throw my hair up in a top knot, and add a bold lip. i’d grab a faux leather jacket or cream-colored pashmina to keep me warm if it was a cooler night.

madewell x As Ever coveralls || i own a couple short rompers that i always seem to gravitate to in the summer. similar to a full-length jumpsuit, rompers are just so dang easy. throw on a pair of shoes and maybe a sunhat and you’re good to go. i love the slightly masculine vibes of these ivory coveralls and the fact that you can layer them for warmth and dimension. as you know, jumpsuits are always a crap shoot given my long torso, but this one looks as though it could be long enough to accommodate (and the hemline also doesn’t appear to be too short). it would be cute left unbuttoned (as styled above) with a striped tank poking out, or buttoned all the way up with a leather belt to cinch at the waist. i’d probably add a crossbody bag, lace-up flats or sandals, and a straw hat for the perfect brunching outfit or a day exploring coronado.

striped wide-leg crop pants + naida half-bow sandal || truthfully i need another pair of wide-leg cropped pants like i need a hole in my head, but i’m loving both the striped pattern and the color palette of this pair. not only do they tie in the rust color i’m crazy about, i also love the lace-up front detailing. this style may look familiar, actually since i have a similar pair in solid marigold. i’d probably reach for a sleeveless chambray to pair with these pants or even a white tank to keep things simple and clean. i also love the idea of tying in a subtle blush tone which is why i am equally in love with these bow sandals. they’d be perfect paired with a summer maxi dress (see the one below) or even a t-shirt and jeans.

strawberry tiered dress || this dress may be a tad bit juvenile for me, but i can’t help but swoon over the adorable strawberry embroidered print. it just screams spring/summer! and it’s just the right amount of boho with its tiered silhouette. i can just picture the photo shoot in an open field with cowboy boots and a giant wide-brimmed hat. oh and a big bucket of strawberries, of course.

gingham ruffle cami + gingham pencil skirt || originally when i spotted this outfit i thought it was one piece, but it’s actually matching separates which might be even better since you can create additional outfits. i’m always a sucker for a good gingham look and this one is quintessential summertime. i’d obviously wear the two pieces together with lace-up espadrilles and separately with black high-waisted cropped pants and a chambray button-down with the sleeves rolled up.

denim tie-back jumpsuit || another day, another jumpsuit. as my quest to find overalls continues, this denim jumpsuit may be a good placeholder until i land a pair. similar to the striped version above, this is the type of piece that could be restyled a zillion ways depending on the event. throw it over a bathing suit before hitting the beach, wear it solo with a panama hat, dress it up with pumps and a red lip for a summer date night. i’d even layer a white t-shirt underneath it and pair it with sneakers for a laid back weekend look.

eyelet lattice top || similar to my love for gingham, my love for eyelet knows no bounds. it’s breezy and feminine and always looks good with your favorite pair of jeans. i particularly love this one for its waist-tie detail and the scalloped hemline –two details that give it a little character and femininity. as i mentioned, my go-to styling is with a pair of denim, but i also love the idea of creating a more masculine look with a khaki trouser or a camo print pant and tassel loafers.


which are your favorite styles? you can see the full collection here.

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photos via the fashionista

  • Mom
    January 16, 2018

    These all are adorable and look like you! When can you order them?

    • srivera
      January 16, 2018

      You can pre-order them now but I think they’ll become available in late January/early February. xo

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