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Madewell is a go-to for closet staples: timeless denim and moto jackets, carry-all totes, easy tees and button-downs, and everyday jeans. Unsurprisingly, the preppy meets tomboy cool-girl brand has a knack for picking out new classics from the current trends and turning them out as pieces you'll want to keep at the front of your weekly rotation.
The retailer's current spring and summer selection is no exception. Of-the-moment highlights include great takes on two of this summer's best denim shapes — wide-leg, cropped jeans (with a lace-up back for something extra) and high-waisted flares with patch pockets in bright white (from $135) — as well as a welcome twist on the denim jacket with a vintage Japanese workwear–inspired version ($98.50). The accessories are also on-point and affordable: Favorites include a girly cotton bandana ($12.50), rounded frame glasses in six colors from translucent yellow to milky white ($55), and a crossbody saddlebag in bright red, embossed leather ($138).
See our current picks below, and check back for updates on new releases.
An unfussy jumpsuit in printed silk is perfect for work, weekends, and everything in between.
This crossbody has it all: embossed leather, retro shape, and bright red hue.
If you want to get in on the off-the-shoulder trend, this breezy tee is a solid option.
High-waisted shorts in a dark tan are a great alternative to denim.
Jean jackets will always be in style, and this Japanese workwear-inspired style is a cute twist on the standard.
A gold plate at the bottom adds extra flash to classic hoops.
Wide-leg, cropped denim is a must-have this season.
A textured, wrap-front dress is perfect for summer evenings.
This soft bandana is charming no matter how you wear it.
A sweet eyelet top will work for the beach or the office, depending on how you style it.
White jeans with '70s-style patch pockets satisfy your summer craving for white denim and retro flares.
Brown leather slip-ons will look good with everything.
This easy-wearing sun dress is a perfect beach coverup.
Available in a huge range of colors, these rounded sunnies will be your new go-to.