Falling For Our New Catalog, Constance Jablonski’s Travel Style and Rome (In That Order)

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As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day—and neither was our fall collection. We filled it with warm plaids, cozy sweaters, coats and our newest, most exciting denim fits—the sorts of pieces you wear season after season. So what better place to shoot our catalog than The Eternal City? Constance Jablonski, something of a travel expert herself, shows us how the right clothes can make you feel right at home, even if you’re not, you know, at home. Plus, she shares her tips for what to never wear on a plane and how to spend the perfect fall evening.

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When I travel, my style…
Changes. I like to fit in wherever I am. I’m a chameleon.

On the plane, I like to wear…
Sneakers and comfortable pants. I’ve never worn high heels on a flight.

I always carry on…
An “emergency kit” of toiletries to survive the night if a flight gets cancelled.

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I plan trips by…
Asking for recommendations from people who share my taste. And I’ll probably refer to the one and only Google for “10 things to do in…”.

One thing I love about Rome is…
The history. Taking a walk through Rome is like visiting one big outdoor museum.

The most memorable trip I’ve ever taken…
Was to New York with my brother when I was 14. It was the first time we’d traveled without our parents, and everything seemed possible.

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When I travel, I collect…
My plane tickets.

My cure for battling jet lag is…
Forcing myself to go to bed and then waking up when the locals do. Getting exercise helps me fall asleep too.

After a busy day, I wind down by…
Taking a Pilates class and eating a great dinner.

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The best way to warm up on a fall morning is…
Drink a hot coffee with milk.

On a chilly fall evening, I can be found…
At the movies with friends.

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Shop the fall catalog here or pick up a copy at your nearest store (find yours here).

P.S. Once you have your new fall favorites, show us how you’re wearing them and you could win the best year ever: a $2,500 Madewell gift card and a year’s supply of our favorite things, including a brand-new bike and goodies from Glossier, La Colombe and more.* To enter, tag your Instagrams with #everydaymadewell #contest. See details and some of our current favorite snaps here.

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