Real Simple
March 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Madewell

When it comes to quality, relatively affordable clothing stores, Madewell is one of the best out there: The casual brand offers well-fitting items with classic cuts that outlast changing trends and are made well (get it?) enough to last years, making every purchase an investment. Here at Real Simple, our editors love Madewell’s comfortable, chic style, and have plenty of praises to sing about the items they’ve purchased there. From denim to jewelry to trusty totes, this famously blue-front store has something for everyone.

The Perfect Summer Jean: Destructed Edition

Madewell

To buy: $115, madewell.com

Madewell has the best denim! It has that perfect, lived-in vintage vibe without going so far over the line that they fit unflatteringly. — Rebecca Daly, Senior Fashion Editor

Mockneck Top in Butterfly Garden

To buy: $115, madewell.com

Madewell has the best denim! It has that perfect, lived-in vintage vibe without going so far over the line that they fit unflatteringly. — Rebecca Daly, Senior Fashion Editor

Mockneck Top in Butterfly Garden

Madewell

To buy: $98, madewell.com

This top is so beautiful my daughter actually gasped when I put it on (with my super comfy Madewell white jeans). I’ll also be wearing it tucked into a slim skirt for work and with shorts for weekend BBQs. — Heather Morgan Shott, Digital Director

Roadtripper Jeans in Bennett Black

To buy: $98, madewell.com

This top is so beautiful my daughter actually gasped when I put it on (with my super comfy Madewell white jeans). I’ll also be wearing it tucked into a slim skirt for work and with shorts for weekend BBQs. — Heather Morgan Shott, Digital Director

Roadtripper Jeans in Bennett Black

Madewell

To buy: $75, madewell.com

Hands down, these are the best black jeans I’ve ever bought. I’m normally not a fan of black denim, but these are so comfortable (stretchy and light) and form-fitting—it’s like a butt lift in a pant. I’m obsessed with these jeans and I wear them all the time. Probably too much, but who cares: They’re that great. — Hannah Norling, Associate Producer

To buy: $75, madewell.com

Hands down, these are the best black jeans I’ve ever bought. I’m normally not a fan of black denim, but these are so comfortable (stretchy and light) and form-fitting—it’s like a butt lift in a pant. I’m obsessed with these jeans and I wear them all the time. Probably too much, but who cares: They’re that great. — Hannah Norling, Associate Producer

Layered Flower Bud Necklace

Madewell

To buy: $38, madewell.com

I love that this makes achieving the layered necklace look so easy. It’s just two separate, dainty necklaces that look great together or separately. Plus, there are matching earrings that I get compliments on every time I wear them! — Brooke Schuldt, Associate Social Media Editor

To buy: $38, madewell.com

I love that this makes achieving the layered necklace look so easy. It’s just two separate, dainty necklaces that look great together or separately. Plus, there are matching earrings that I get compliments on every time I wear them! — Brooke Schuldt, Associate Social Media Editor

The High-Rise Slim Boyjean

Madewell

To buy: $128, madewell.com

On weekends, I live in the high-rise slim boyfriend jean. (You can bend over to scoop up a kid or weed a garden without revealing your underwear to the whole world!) And the 2 percent elastane means they’re great for sledding in winter and frisbee in summer. They’re the perfect on-the-go jeans. — Leslie Yazel, Editor-in-Chief

To buy: $128, madewell.com

On weekends, I live in the high-rise slim boyfriend jean. (You can bend over to scoop up a kid or weed a garden without revealing your underwear to the whole world!) And the 2 percent elastane means they’re great for sledding in winter and frisbee in summer. They’re the perfect on-the-go jeans. — Leslie Yazel, Editor-in-Chief

9” High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea

Madewell

To buy: $128, madewell.com

The high-rise of these soft jeans is perfect, plus they fit me like a glove. I never want to take them off. — Ananda Eidelstein, Associate Food Editor

To buy: $128, madewell.com

The high-rise of these soft jeans is perfect, plus they fit me like a glove. I never want to take them off. — Ananda Eidelstein, Associate Food Editor

The Medium Transport Tote in True Black

Madewell

To buy: $158, madewell.com

I realized recently that I had more or less stopped carrying a purse and had switched to tote bags, because it was easier to grab what I needed out of them (especially when I was out and about with Baby). But I didn’t feel all that professional showing up to work with a New Yorker tote instead of a grownup-looking bag—so I bought this perfect leather tote from Madewell and have been thrilled with it. It’s got all the grab-and-go I need, plus a little zip pocket I keep my headphones in (less tangling!) and a front pocket where I keep my work badge so I never have to go fishing for it. — Anna Maltby, Deputy Editor

To buy: $158, madewell.com

I realized recently that I had more or less stopped carrying a purse and had switched to tote bags, because it was easier to grab what I needed out of them (especially when I was out and about with Baby). But I didn’t feel all that professional showing up to work with a New Yorker tote instead of a grownup-looking bag—so I bought this perfect leather tote from Madewell and have been thrilled with it. It’s got all the grab-and-go I need, plus a little zip pocket I keep my headphones in (less tangling!) and a front pocket where I keep my work badge so I never have to go fishing for it. — Anna Maltby, Deputy Editor

Cali Denim-Boot Jeans: Asymmetrical Hem Edition

Madewell

To buy: $135, madewell.com

My fave piece from Madewell is the Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Asymmetrical Hem Edition in Woodston Wash. I am not a jeans person—I fully embraced the leggings trend with joy and never looked back … until I found this pair. They’re so comfortable that I even wear them when I’m flying—which in the past was a dedicated leggings-only zone. They hug in all the right places and feel like they were made just for me. I especially love the high waist and the button-up front that keeps my tummy in. And the black/grey color makes them so versatile. — Chelsea Burns, Beauty Editor

To buy: $135, madewell.com

My fave piece from Madewell is the Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Asymmetrical Hem Edition in Woodston Wash. I am not a jeans person—I fully embraced the leggings trend with joy and never looked back … until I found this pair. They’re so comfortable that I even wear them when I’m flying—which in the past was a dedicated leggings-only zone. They hug in all the right places and feel like they were made just for me. I especially love the high waist and the button-up front that keeps my tummy in. And the black/grey color makes them so versatile. — Chelsea Burns, Beauty Editor

Palisade Button-Front Midi Skirt in Chambray Stripe

Madewell

To buy: $98, madewell.com

I expect to wear this skirt constantly—with tanks, with long-sleeves, with my favorite denim vest—all spring and summer long. The striped pattern strikes just the right balance between playfulness and a neutral, so I can wear it with anything, and the length is great for chilly evenings. The shape and pattern are classic enough that it will never go out of style, so I can wear it for more than just this season. And, best of all, I can pair it with a blouse for work or with a lightweight tee for the park. A solid investment? Absolutely. — Lauren Phillips, Assistant Editor

To buy: $98, madewell.com

I expect to wear this skirt constantly—with tanks, with long-sleeves, with my favorite denim vest—all spring and summer long. The striped pattern strikes just the right balance between playfulness and a neutral, so I can wear it with anything, and the length is great for chilly evenings. The shape and pattern are classic enough that it will never go out of style, so I can wear it for more than just this season. And, best of all, I can pair it with a blouse for work or with a lightweight tee for the park. A solid investment? Absolutely. — Lauren Phillips, Assistant Editor

Taller 10” High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Carbondale Wash

Madewell

To buy: $128, madewell.com

I’m obsessed with everything Madewell. Most days you can find me dressed head-to-toe in Madewell, including my purse, shoes, jewelry and yes, even socks—like I said, I’m obsessed. If I had to choose one item that I love the most it would have to be the taller 10″ high-rise skinny jeans in carbondale wash. I’m 5’11” and wear a size 26, so finding denim that fits can sometimes be a struggle, but all Madewell jeans, especially these, feel like they were literally made for my body. Not only are they the perfect fit, but they never stretch out or get baggy and they are so incredibly comfortable. I dress them up, dress them down, run around the city in them, and even travel in them. They are my ultimate go-to pair of jeans. — Rebecca Longshore, Social Media Manager

This article originally appeared in RealSimple.com.

To buy: $128, madewell.com

I’m obsessed with everything Madewell. Most days you can find me dressed head-to-toe in Madewell, including my purse, shoes, jewelry and yes, even socks—like I said, I’m obsessed. If I had to choose one item that I love the most it would have to be the taller 10″ high-rise skinny jeans in carbondale wash. I’m 5’11” and wear a size 26, so finding denim that fits can sometimes be a struggle, but all Madewell jeans, especially these, feel like they were literally made for my body. Not only are they the perfect fit, but they never stretch out or get baggy and they are so incredibly comfortable. I dress them up, dress them down, run around the city in them, and even travel in them. They are my ultimate go-to pair of jeans. — Rebecca Longshore, Social Media Manager

This article originally appeared in RealSimple.com.

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