My NYC Friends Love Madewell—31 Items I Think the Group Chat Would Heart


@anoukyve; PICTURED: Reebok Club C 85 Vintage Sneakers ($85)

My New York City friends (in their own words) dress in a mixture of relaxed, classic, and versatile pieces. They look for functional, long-lasting items that are still trend facing. Running around the city all day and looking cute don't have to be mutually exclusive. 

Enter Madewell. When thinking about building a city-friendly capsule wardrobe, look no further than the vast selection at Madewell. This is a one-stop shop for reliable basics, quality knits, comfortable denim, trendy footwear, and more. Everything from your sought-after retro Reeboks to your year-round baggy jeans is at your fingertips. And whether or not you live in a big city, functional fashion is always appreciated. 

I've pulled together—for you and the group chat—the best pieces to shop now for a timeless, practical closet.

This black ribbed knit is perfect for work and play. 

These viral Birkenstocks are great for outdoor or indoor wear. 

An ideal layering piece is this sleeveless turtleneck. 

Wear this luxe top over a bodysuit or under a blazer. 

*Cue my friends all wearing these to Saturday brunch.* 

This dress is uncomplicated dressing personified. 

Retro aviator tortoiseshell glasses are a 2023 essential.

Neutral quilted puffers are a New Yorker's best friend. 

Trouser jeans are a sleek update on trending baggy denim. 

The perfect shrunken, cropped T-shirt does exist. 

An update on your traditional Veja sneakers is this pastel color-blocked pair. 

The fashion editor's choice loafers are simple black Weejuns.

The Canadian-tuxedo options are endless with this denim button-down. 

A classic black belt is on my essentials list, and this one is under $100.

I'm drooling over these throwback high-top sneakers.

Casual trousers are a great investment for hybrid workwear. 

This supple brown leather bag is a staple purchase. 

A square shape and monochromatic materials make these cool shades. 

Baggy jeans are my New York friends' holy-grail piece.

A tan blazer is my 2023 wear-with-all piece.

Vintage-style Reeboks are your trendy white sneaker style for this year.

This cardigan is nothing if not relaxed, classic, and versatile.

This athleisure unitard also makes for a quintessential layering piece. 

A midsize crossbody purse is the ideal functional bag.