The 29 Prettiest Pieces I Found at Madewell, Free People, and Gap

Best New Items at Free People and Madewell


Free People 

If I were to combine the online inventory at Madewell, Free People, and Gap, I reckon there would be hundreds of thousands of items to choose from. Talk about overwhelming. But since it's my job to do the shopping for you, I rounded up some of the very best pieces from these affordable retailers, starting at $20 and capping out at $130.

Looking for some cute, quality basics? I found a striped T-shirt, white tank top, band tee, puff-sleeve blouse, and more. If you're anxiously looking forward to sunny days ahead, I found some amazing dresses and blouses that are begging to be added to your closet. And if you're planning on staying home for the time being, like me, I've also found soft, cozy sweatshirts, knit dresses, and pajama pants. Yep, there's something for everyone. Scroll down to shop my favorite items from Madewell, Free People, and Gap.

This pretty dress is giving me Cecilie Bahnsen vibes. 

This dress is perfect for lounging around the house. 

I clearly can't resist a pretty back detail. 

Gingham and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

This LBD is particularly easy to wear thanks to the soft knitted material. 


This easy tank top is a foolproof purchase. 

Free People is one of my favorite places to shop for vintage-looking band tees. 

Madewell's basic T-shirts come in a slew of different colors and are always well-reviewed. 

This boxy cut is so easy to wear for summer days. 

I love the square neckline and subtly puffed sleeves on this charming top. 


This fun lime color punches up these flat sandals. 

You can literally wear these with anything under the sun. 

Yes, flip-flops are acceptable shoes. 

Birkenstocks are iconic for a reason: They're comfortable, practical, and always cool. 

Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, and Sweaters

Business in the front, party in the back. 

This Gap sweatshirt is as comfy as it is cool. 

You might already love Lively's bras, but the brand also makes a mean pair of sweats. 

This cheery orange color will brighten anyone's day.