Madewell HQ: Our Style Resolutions for 2012

At Madewell headquarters, we’re all very serious about committing to our New Year’s resolutions. OK, maybe not all of them and maybe not for very long, but we do take our style oaths seriously. Check out how some key players on Team Madewell are vowing to refresh their wardrobes for 2012.

GIGI, resident tastemaker

Resolution: Play Around With Plaid.

In her words: “I’ve always been a big fan of pattern-on-pattern dressing, and I’m all about taking style risks. Plus this look is offbeat and unexpected.”

What she’s wearing: Vintage made-in-Ireland poncho, Madewell Legging Jeans and a black plaid scarf—plus some very tartan reading material.

KIN, head of all things design

Resolution: Brighten Up My Blues.

In her words: “This ensemble may not seem very extreme, but I’m a huge lover of muted chambrays and washed-out denim, so this bold blue is a new thing for me!”

What she’s wearing: Madewell Silk Mosswood Shirt and Madewell Heritage Premium High Riser Jeans in Spur Wash.

CHRISTINA, spot-on stylist

Resolution: Dress It Up.

In her words: “I’ve always leaned more toward menswear-inspired style, so I’m trying my hardest to get into dresses.”

What she’s wearing: Madewell Lily Lace Dress and Madewell Clog Booties.

JAC, denim designer and devotee

Resolution: Stop Skirting Skirts.

In her words: “Everyone knows I’m obsessed with denim—in fact, I was wearing a denim jacket before we took this photo. So wearing skirts is something I literally forget to do because I just love jeans to death. I’m turning over a new leaf!”

What she’s wearing: Alexa Chung for Madewell Grandma Skirt and a vintage tank.

JOYCE, most excellent accessories designer

Resolution: Get Dotty.

In her words: “I’m very much a shirt-and-jeans kind of girl and even though I love prints and patterns, I forget to incorporate them. Dots are my first choice for branching out!”

What she’s wearing: Madewell Spotted Snowfall Sweater, vintage jeans and Madewell Polka-Dot Film Noir Pumps.

Meet the bloggers

Well, first off, there’s us. We’re an ever-changing group working on all sorts of creative things at Madewell. Designers, media mavens, tastemakers, industrious interns—the gang’s all here.

We’re really excited to share all the stuff—big or small, far and wide–that constantly inspires us. Hop over here and you’ll get the story on each of us.

But wait, there’s more…

We cast a net from coast to coast, sweeping up some of our favorite writerly women who we think are just so Madewell. (We have a hunch you’ll think so too.) Read up on the group, whose musings you’ll find mixed in with our own.