7 Easy-to-Wear Pieces I'm Actually Buying as We Speak

My online shopping trick that never fails? Scrolling through new-arrivals tabs like it’s my job (because it kind of is). Once a week, I’ll scour my favorite sites, take screenshots of my top picks, and save them to a very secret Google Doc. And there’s one retailer in particular that’s a constant fixture in said confidential dossier: Madewell. I mean, have you seen the store’s fall arrivals? (I hope you read that in Chandler Bing’s voice.) The newest collection from the fashion-girl favorite features fall-ready pieces that scream my name (exhibit A—these jeans). Here are the seven new arrivals I actually have in my cart as we speak…

Classic Blue Jeans

Is there anything more classic than a good pair of blue jeans? I’ll go ahead and answer that for you… NO. This versatile cigarette-leg option satisfies my top denim criterion: Namely, it makes me feel like a sophisticated French woman (which I unfortunately am not).

Printed Loafers

While chunky sneakers and slouchy boots are some of the trendier fall shoe styles, I’m personally on the hunt for classic mules I can sneak into my rotation for days I don’t want to look like my IG “discover” feed… This Madewell option caught my eye thanks to the calf-hair texture and bold stripes. The neutral color palette makes these shoes ultra-versatile, no?

A Slouchy Cardigan

This cardigan is one of the easiest layering pieces I’ve come across as I prep my new-season wardrobe. Yes, you can layer it in with your favorite denim or leather jacket, but it also has enough detail that it can make a statement on its own.

Raw-Edge Black Jeans

I’ll be wearing these on Fridays when I’ve got serious work to finish cranking out (and plans to meet my S.O. for dinner once I finally clock out). Easy, versatile, and stylish? Win-win-win.

An Oversize Denim Jacket

A hard truth for you: It isn’t really fall in L.A. until you find a go-to denim jacket. (I’m not ashamed to admit I have more than one hanging in my closet.) This jacket’s oversize silhouette feels a bit designer, but it isn’t so eccentric I can’t wear it to a casual family gathering come Sunday night.

A Basic Bodysuit

I’m actually planning on scooping up this bodysuit in a few different colors; it’s the perfect layering piece for the colder months coming up. And once you add in gold jewelry, an oversize coat, and a pair of Madewell jeans, you’ve got the perfect fall outfit.

Wide-Leg Button-Up Jeans

Speaking of, one thing my new-arrivals research has made crystal clear? Wide-leg denim with a button fly = the king of F/W 18 denim. Any wash will do, really, but I like to stick to black for its versatility. Already imagining myself wearing these with my favorite leopard-print blouse and go-to chunky sneakers…