The thing Madewell does best is design really great wardrobe staples. While its selection does include its fair share of trend pieces and more of-the-moment silhouettes, its perennial staples are easily some of the best pieces it has (and the most popular). There are so many things the retailer gets right, such as its everyday shoes and classic bags, but above all, its summer selection is really hitting the mark lately.
I always turn to Madewell for a quick closet refresh because I know that anything I end up with inevitably will outlast the current season—no overly trendy buys here—which is why I took the liberty of combing through its latest new arrivals to find the items that are current for this summer but could easily turn into the pieces you reach for over and over again. Whether it be the perfect pair of denim shorts or a delicate white top, peruse these Madewell items to find your next staple (or staples).
Mid-length denim shorts are the new short shorts.
Proof that ribbing makes everything look cooler.
You'll get so much wear out of these simple slides.
The woven leather really makes this look elevated.
Updating your bag collection for under $70? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.
Because sarongs are trending this summer (but they're a classic you'll wear for years).
I can picture myself slipping into this sweet floral number day or night.
These desaturated jeans are making me feel some type of way. Just look at that fit!
Everyone needs a breezy white top to wear with jeans and jean shorts.
An elevated pair of flip flops is Olsen twin-approved, so I'm clearly on board too.
I live in tank-and-shorts combos like this in the summer.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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