5 Rules to Dress By This Spring

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When it comes to warm weather, there’s an anything-goes attitude that’s arguably the hallmark of sun-drenched days—creating rules might then feel like a bit of a paradox. To that we’d say these “rules” are meant to help take a bit of guesswork out of the act of getting dressed, so you have more time to leave those first warm sunny days up to chance (inarguably the best ways to spend them).

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YOUR MOST (T)WINNING PICS, OUR FAVORITES (SO FAR)

You and your BFF, your partner in crime, your sibling, your coworker—no matter who you choose, we want to see how you wear Madewell. We’ve had a bunch of amazing submissions so far, and even though it wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites so far, we accepted the challenge—here are four we’re loving right now. Thanks for sharing @charmedbycamille, @jessval, @justjesigram and @skylarrenee93 (!)

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Madewell x Where I Was From: Meet the Duo Behind Our Latest Collab

Few things rival the feeling of slipping on a pair of jeans that fit perfectly…but if we had to come up with one, it’d be the feeling of stumbling upon an amazing vintage piece. One of our favorite sources for such pieces is Where I Was From, an expertly sourced vintage collection from Brooklyn-based friends and co-founders, Stacy Daily and Claire Lampert. We had a meeting to talk vintage denim with Stacy and Claire early last year, which led to the realization that we had to collaborate on an entire line—which is shoppable today. Here’s how it came together and how these two creative, vintage savants turned a moonlighting side-hustle into a dream full-time gig.

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Madewell x Where I Was From: Visiting The Place That Inspired Our Recent Collab

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An organic farm outside Albuquerque. Pink hues reminiscent of Mexican architect Barragán. A 40-year-old pair of white jeans. These are just a few of the things Stacy Daily and Claire Lampert, the Brooklyn-based team behind the cool and cult-followed vintage line Where I Was From, referenced when dreaming up designs for our latest collab, a throwback-inspired collection of denim, tees, jackets and scarves. We journeyed to New Mexico, the place where you could say—in a way—this collection is from, to see the inspiration firsthand.

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Tees Tête-à-Tête: 3 Duos Take Our “How Well Do You Know Each Other” Challenge

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Some may argue that what you like in a tee says a lot about who you are. OK, we may argue this, but hear us out. It’s likely that you and your closest gal pal have different criteria when choosing a T-shirt while also sharing a like-mindedness on some points as well. It’s these nuances in taste that often extend beyond the sartorial and make two people so perfectly complementary. So we decided to explore this idea via three of our favorite duos—two pairs of sisters and one couple—and had them play a little game we call “Tees Tête-à-Tête.” They each answered the same questions and guessed how the other might respond. They discovered some stuff they didn’t even know about the other—and in turn revealed even more to us.

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How Ft. Lonesome Makes Chain-Stitching Magic Happen

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We spent an afternoon with Kathie Sever, founder of chain-stitch collective Ft. Lonesome, in her Austin studio to learn about how she started her business—which has a cult following among those in the know—and why one-of-kind pieces are so, so special.

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WHAT GOES INTO ONE PAIR OF RIVET & THREAD JEANS?

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Limited edition, small batch and made in LA, Rivet & Thread jeans are crafted with best-of-the-best denim, giant machines—and a bit of elbow grease. We went behind the scenes at our denim studio—where the same family has been making jeans since 1975—to see the magic happen. Spoiler alert: They really know what they’re doing.
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