6 Grown-Up Summer Staples from Madewell

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Madewell may be known as J.Crew’s “little sister” brand, but that doesn’t mean grown women should shy away from their clothes. Madewell has plenty of gorgeous summer items that don’t look like they belong to anyone’s little sister.

I took a good long browse through the Madewell site and found many pieces that are perfect for summer and super affordably priced. Here are a few of my absolute favorites…

This simple silk tank is lightweight and breezy, but still quite polished. It’s also available in a pretty dusty peach color.

Madewell Silk Retreat Tank

→ Buy the Madewell Silk Retreat Tank, $64.50 (was $88.00), at madewell.com.

Once upon a time I owned a pair of cotton/ linen blend indigo trousers just like this, but a couple shades lighter. They looked upscale relaxed, but felt just like pajamas. What more could you ask for from a pair of summer pants?

Madewell Indigo Drawstring Pants

→ Buy the Madewell Indigo Drawstring Pants, $89.50, at madewell.com.

I’m forever on the hunt for my next favorite slouchy tee. This might just be it. Its 100% cotton and available in 24 colors, every one of which is currently on sale.

Madewell Slub V-Neck Pocket Tee

→ Buy the Madewell Slub V-Neck Pocket Tee, $17.99 - $19.50 (was $25.00), at madewell.com.

This simple cotton popover has an easy look that screams summer. But, it’s not purely a weekend piece. It will dress up nicely for a business casual or casual workplace.

Madewell Wellspring Tunic Popover Shirt

→ Buy the Madewell Wellspring Tunic Popover Shirt, $79.50, at madewell.com.

I’m not usually one for bright colors, but every once in a while I run into a piece that feels perfect despite my color aversion. This dress is just that kind of piece. The tomato red color is somehow made minimalist by the simple shape.

Madewell Cotton Lakeshore Midi Dress

→ Buy the Madewell Cotton Lakeshore Midi Dress, $128.00, at madewell.com.

These Madewell-exclusive Birkenstock sandals fuse the already on trend ortho-chic shape with an even more style-forward material: bright navy blue calf hair. The result is stunning.

Birkenstock and Madewell Zurich Sandals in Navy Calf Hair

→ Buy the Birkenstock & Madewell Zurich Sandals in Navy Calf Hair, $170.00, at madewell.com.