ASK THE EXPERTS: OUR TEAM ANSWERS YOUR SUMMER STYLING QUESTIONS

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We loved tackling your denim styling questions so much we’re back for another round of Q&A, this time with summer in mind. While the sunny season has many perks (open-toe shoes, post-beach naps, general good vibes), it also poses a fair share of outfit conundrums. Don’t fret though, our styling team has you covered with everything from what to wear in your icebox of an office to doing the effortless bandana-hair-tie thing.

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BETTER THAN THE BASICS: UPGRADED ESSENTIALS YOU NEED FOR 2018

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A new year calls for starting fresh, setting resolutions (that you’re really, really gonna keep this time) and, of course, trying new takes on old faves. We’re all about taking basics up a notch, so here’s our roundup of some next-level staples that we’re already reaching for on the regular.

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GETTING AT THE JE NE SAIS QUOI OF FRENCH GIRL SKIN CARE

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What’s in our Beauty Cabinet? Well for starters, a lot of good stuff from cult-fave label French Girl. These small-batch, handmade products have a signature French je ne sais quoi that’s hard to resist. Eager to learn more about the woman behind it all, we chatted with founder Kristeen Griffin-Grimes about her beauty go-tos, how looking good starts with feeling good and a life-changing trip to the south of France.

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TALK BEAUTY TO ME: TEAM MADEWELL’S LATEST FAVES

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We’re superexcited to introduce our Beauty Cabinet—a selection of tried-and-true products, curated by us, that fall in the sweet spot between low maintenance and treat yourself. To celebrate the launch, we had Team Madewell test out some essentials from the collection—oh, and they modeled for us too, NBD.

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WHY TEAM MADEWELL (SERIOUSLY) LOVES SWEATER WEATHER

Not to get too warm and fuzzy here, but we’re pretty excited for sweater weather (and all the fun fall to-dos that come along with it). So we asked Team Madewell members near and far to share what they’re getting up to now that the temps are cooling down. Think everything from embracing turtleneck hair to perfect-pumpkin hunting.

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IN DEFENSE OF BODYSUITS

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In Defense of Bodysuits
an essay by Felicity Sargent

When someone says “bodysuit” my mind instantly conjures a ’90s power woman—short hair, long limbs—flicking through a meticulously merchandized closet filled with “the perfects.” You know—the perfect jeans, the perfect trench, the perfect button-down, the perfect loafers…and hanging above all that perfection, a selection of what may be the actual antithesis of imperfection: Endless. Perfect. Bodysuits.

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IN DEFENSE OF STAYING IN ON WEEKENDS

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In Defense of Staying In on Weekends
an essay by Verena von Pfetten

There’s a certain kind of pressure to summer weekends. The sticky heat, oppressively good weather and long days made even longer by laissez-faire Friday hours and an influx of out-of-office receipts. It all combines to create a steady thrum of expectation: make the most of this. Go outside. Do something fun!

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LADIES WE LOVE: CERAMIST-SLASH-FLORIST LINDA BUI

We’re all about passionate women who are making it happen. Like Linda Bui—cosmetic-supply-chain guru slash ceramist slash master of plants—who is doing just that. We spent a day with her (and her pup, Quincy) in Williamsburg as she tried on some of our favorite summer dresses and talked creative inspiration, true-crime podcasts and otherworldly flowers, among other things.

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