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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LADIES WE LOVE: WOODWORKER MOLLY SHEA RYAN

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Here’s to the ladies who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. LA-based woodworker Molly Shea Ryan uses hers to craft minimalist furniture, lighting and housewares that we’ve been coveting for a while—so we were extra excited to check out her studio and chat. Read on for Molly’s playlist recs, an impressive rundown of the tools she uses, tips on running a creative business and more.

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BEHIND THE DESIGN: ALL ABOUT VEJA, OUR FAVE SUSTAINABLE SNEAKER BRAND

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It’s easy to love sneaker brand Veja—let’s say it together, veh-jah—for its unique designs that are extra comfy. (We’ve got some really good ones for spring and summer, btw.) But there’s a lot more to the French-slash-Brazilian label that we wanted to shout-out here: In fact, its name means “look” in Portuguese, which the founders chose because they wanted consumers to go behind the shoes and consider what went into making them. Veja’s dedication to sustainability, fair working conditions and doing it all without compromising aesthetics is something to admire. We chatted with its community and event manager, Marine, about the brand she describes as “50% transparency, 50% design.”

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MADEWELL X CREWCUTS: MEET OUR LITTLEST FANS (AND THEIR MOMS)

 

We just upped our cute factor by, like, a million thanks to our latest collab. We designed some fun denim and strawberry styles then teamed up with our friends at crewcuts on a matching mini collection (!). Check ’em out in the video above, where Madewell moms ask their little ones a few quick Qs. Then read on to see how the mamas answered their own set of either/ors.

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TEAM MADEWELL SHARES THEIR FAVORITE MOM-ISMS

Admit it, whether you’re making a big, life-changing decision or just thinking about going for that extra scoop of ice cream, you still sometimes hear Mom’s voice in your head. So we decided to celebrate this Mother’s Day by rounding up some of the of the best mom advice we’ve gotten and given. Words of wisdom and a bunch of “aww”-inducing photos ahead.

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