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Madewell First Look: Fall 2016

style, shoppingAnna KellerComment

Every season, I get almost too excited when Madewell releases a sneak peek of its next collection. Sure, it's nearly 90 degrees outside and I still have plenty of tanning to do before fall starts, but I couldn't help but want to grab my credit card and hit add to cart as soon as I saw a new lookbook from this brand.

This first look for Fall 2016 doesn't disappoint, and features certain elements that I want to start implementing into my current rotation right now: lace-up tops, not-so-basic denim, lots of layers, classic kicks (I needed Adidas Gazelles, like, yesterday), and texture on top of texture. It all looks cozy and chic as hell. I can wait a few more months before shopping for colder temps, but this collection is definitely making this harder than I expected.

madewell spring 2016

shoppingAnna KellerComment

Madewell has released its spring 2016 lookbook, and even though I just cleared 4"+ of snow off of my car this morning, it's encouraging me to start planning some updates to my warm weather wardrobe. I love the classic combination of gingham and denim, grounded with solid wooden heels and finished off with sexy details like lace up necklines and little neck bandannas. I always make Madewell my go-to for new ideas, and then try to recreate certain looks at more affordable places like Gap and H&M. if all else fails, though, I just wait until later in the season when they start to offer 30 - 40% off of sale prices. once that happens it's game over for my credit cards.