Below, our contributor, Natalie Borton, shares her Madewell go-tos for fall, plus a few of her favorite ways to shop the brand’s styles.
As a self-proclaimed Madewell addict, it’s safe to say I’ve collected a lot of items from the brand since 2014 when it opened a store nearby. I love the casual-cool, French-girl vibe I can create with the clothes. I also love that the clothes are of great quality without boasting a super-premium price. Although it’s hard for me to pick favorites at Madewell (I like everything I see!), these below are three perfect-for-fall, timeless pieces that you can invest in now and wear year after year.
High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($29.99 on sale – $135): These could be considered my Madewell “gateway drug,” as my first pair of high-risers from the brand were what got me hung up on Madewell in the first place. The styles in this silhouette are sexy, flattering, a little ’70s and have enough stretch to make them comfortable for all-day wear—but not so much that they bag out. They do have a shorter inseam (I’m 5’4” and the regular length fits perfectly), but they’re also available in tall and taller lengths for anyone with a longer inseam. I have them in several different washes, but I wear my classic blue ones and the grey washes most often.
Styling-wise, try a slightly cropped tee and long cardigan to draw more attention to your waist while also staying cozy as the temperatures drop. It’s the perfect outfit for the transition from summer to fall. Click here to see three ways I love to style them.
Whisper Cotton Long-Sleeve Crewneck Tees ($19.99 on sale – $35): The fabric is so soft and lightweight and the fit is excellent. You can really wear them all year—they pair equally well with shorts and skirts—although the fall and winter seasons are when I get the most wear out of mine. They fit true to size, but definitely size up if you’re looking for a more relaxed fit as shown styled on the website. For fall, layer one under a puffer vest for an easy weekend style that’s both cozy and put-together.
Madewell x Biltmore Fedoras ($68 – $75): You may not think you’re a hat person, but let me tell you, neither did I until one day I decided so many of the outfits I loved on Instagram and Pinterest involved wide-brim fedoras, so I got one for myself—from Madewell, of course! Since then, I’ve accumulated quite the collection from a variety of brands, but the Madewell x Biltmore fedoras are, by far, my favorites. They are a good price point, are of great quality and come in two sizes (small/medium and medium/large), which means a better fit overall. Top off a simple button-down and jeans outfit with a fedora for an instant dose of style. We especially love buffalo plaid for fall, which, incidentally you can also find at Madewell!