Clothing provided by: Madewell
Photography by: Susan Yee of En Pointe Photography
I recently made a trip to the mecca of all things relaxed, easy, and cool – Madewell! It’s no secret that the store is my absolute favorite, regardless of the season. I’ve always loved that their brand is always in touch with music (whether it’s with a legit playlist or a style feature on St. Vincent), and that their looks – while wholly classic and rustic – always have a bit of an eclectic edge. It’s such an easy, fun, and sexy style to embody and the fact that the fit of their denim is just freaking impeccable doesn’t hurt either.
I recently went to the Arden Fair location to style three pieces that would make good pieces for both warm weather and the fall season. Because although yesterday was the first day of fall, we’re still experiencing summer temps here in Sacramento.
The Transitional Piece
The first piece I’m highlighting in this transitional series is the Silk Prose Top in Paintbrush Dot. I was drawn to it for its versatility. I love tops that appear polished but are actually quite easy and comfortable. Although it resemebles Pantone’s Color of the Year this year, Marsala, I don’t see it as a trendy color. It’s a shade that will always represent fall and it goes with so many other pretty foliage-like colors.
Indian Summer Look
It’s breezy and loose enough to wear with denim shorts and metallic sandals, with little pops of complimentary mustard yellow, a prominent color in Madewell’s fall collection. I dressed it down further with fun, geometric jewelry.
I styled the fall version as a going out look. I paired it with these killer black heels and an oxblood, cross body purse to set off the lighter color in the top. Cross body bags are always a great idea for concerts or going out in general. Being hands-free is always a good look. The jacket was a no-brainer becuase, I mean, it’s like buttah. My goal this season, and for life really, is to get as good of a leather jacket as I can afford, and this one is amazing – super soft, flexible and has a great fit.
Although I didn’t show it here, I can see this being worn underneath a blazer for a chic office look, too. Next I’ll be sharing how to style one of my favorite styles two ways – overalls!