Give gifts that'll get tossed in the back of her closet no more. Thanks to Madewell's Gift Well Guide, you can pick up the baubles, belts, bags, and booties — plus tons of other whimsical accessories — that she will absolutely adore. Among the sure-to-please pickings are an ex-boyfriend flannel that will keep her cozy, a printed backup phone battery for the girl on the go, and a rad set of vintage dominoes for a little friendly competition. Plus, what girl doesn't love a pair of versatile, stacked-heel leather booties? And with options under $50 that range from cute, stackable rings to an old-fashioned brass bicycle bell, you'll find something affordable (and adorable) for everyone on your list. Peruse the full guide here — and prepare to gift incredibly well.
Dress to impress with these shimmery t-shirt dresses from Madewell on today's Daily Obsession! They're perfect for any holiday party, plus with our ShopStyle Exclusive deal you can pick up a few to keep you stunning all season long. From today through Dec. 10, you can receive $50 off any purchase of $200 or more, but only if you shop at ShopStyle Exclusives.
Brave are the women who battle the crowds on Black Friday. While many of us have given up on setting foot in an actual store during the holiday shopping season in favor of cyber deals, there are some who embrace the rush of scoring a deal in person. Ladies, this one’s for you.
We’ve broken down Black Friday survival tips into 10 essential pieces of advice. The first is, naturally, to wear comfortable shoes. (Our moms taught us well!) And not just any comfortable shoes — chic sneakers from Nike. Beyond that, make sure to layer properly, carry a classic tote (avoid that dreaded “elbow crook cramp”), and of course, reward yourself with a little something at the end of the day. We say make it count — and make it cashmere. Shop our 10 Black Friday tips below. (Yes, more shopping before all the shopping.)
The sensible dresser would balk at this outfit written down: neon with print with bright blue with a textured coat? It gives you vertigo just typing the words. Still, when we saw it all paired together on fashion editor J.J. Martin, we were pleasantly surprised. The neon acted as a neutral tucked into a statement pencil skirt, and a pale topper kept the overall effect light and bright (unlike a black or navy coat, which would've quickly weighed the whole thing down). She didn't play it safe with her accessories, either, using them to add extra bright doses. Instead of picking somber colors, it was vivid blue and cranberry for her bag and fur scarf, respectively. And the pumps, while nude, felt special thanks to a studded ankle strap. Want to re-create the entire look (or select pieces)? We've shopped it out below.
The piece: Madewell Mira Heel
The price: $168
Why we want it: When we reported on the launch of Madewell's new denim line, the question that ricocheted around our office with alarming speed was actually about the heels photographed on the models — "Are those Madewell?!" "Are they online right now?" "Do you think they'll be sold eventually?" and so forth. We were satiated to learn that, yes, eventually the pumps would be shoppable and we've obsessively checked online ever since. Patience has been rewarded: they're currently online and in-store! With a not-too-high heel and a cut-in at the vamp that makes them more unique than your typical pump, they've earned a spot in our year-round wardrobe.
Look forward to "casual Fridays" at the office with our style guide highlighting relaxed yet professional pieces for your 9-to-5. Pair J.Crew's classic cardigans with Gap's clean-cut jeans and oxford flats for a classic preppy ensemble. For a cozier look, wear Uniqlo's textural knit tops with colored pants and ankle boots for the ultimate Fall feel. Ready to work it? Check out all our picks featuring popular brands like Madewell, Zara, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
One of our favorite parts of Fall fashion is refreshing our wardrobes with great new denim. From the perfect chambray to the quintessential cool-girl moto jean, we found the five pieces of denim you need in your closet. And the best part? They're all available at Madewell.
On Allison: Madewell
The piece: Madewell Shimmer T-Shirt Dress
The price: $158
Why we want it: Once November hits, we're officially on holiday dress watch. And while a stop-and-stare, backless, and bedazzled number always scores points on New Year's Eve, you need something a little more subtle for the office holiday parties, family dinners, and other festive (but not full-blown) parties that are coming your way. Enter this minimalist cut and cool blue shimmer — a welcome departure from all the seasonal red and green. Add black tights and booties, or dress it up with metallic heels and a sleek clutch — either way, it's the dress that says I came to party without resorting to tinsel . . . or that ugly Christmas sweater.
The trench coat was first made popular in the late '30s and '40s by megawatt beauties like Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, and Marlene Dietrich. Today, the chic, tailored, and timeless silhouette is still one of our all-time favorite staples, and the latest cuts from brands like Burberry and Rachel Zoe boast a range of traditional and modern options to choose from. Add a tough touch to the look with leather-sleeved details, or take the classic route in stone or camel hues.