Prepare Yourself: Madewell Just Released the It Shorts of Summer

We love a good Madewell collaboration, and the latest has summer vacation written all over it. The brand teamed up with cool Austin-based boutique JM Drygoods for an exclusive capsule collection consisting of six casual, colorful pieces (released today). JM Drygoods specializes in travel-friendly pieces, as does Madewell, making it a sartorial match made in heaven. The two retailers melded their expertise to create reworked vintage and handmade pieces, including an embroidered army jacket, beach-ready totes, and a pretty peasant top. But the piece that instantly screamed "buy me now" to us was a pair of vintage reworked light-wash Levi's adorned with a simple colorful floral motif. Embroidery and patches are a big trend this season, and you can't go wrong with high-waisted Levi's. Not to mention they're the perfect subtle match for other summery hues. Trust us—if you buy one pair of denim shorts this year, make it this special one.

Keep scrolling to see how they were styled in the lookbook and to shop them for yourself before they undoubtedly sell out.


How would you style Madewell's new shorts? Tell us in the comments, and be sure to shop the rest of the JM Drygoods capsule collection.

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