By now we’ve slipped into at least two sequined dresses this week — the unofficial uniform for end-of-the-year celebrations — and we must admit, even though we can’t get enough of holiday glam, we’re ready to hang up all of 2014s trends and start putting our sartorial efforts back into our basics. Madewell must be a mind reader, because in the midst of back-to-back holiday parties, the brand has released its Spring 2015 lookbook full of updated casual classics.
Madewell’s warmer weather lineup is as consistent as ever for the tomboy-tinged label, with live-in pieces like overalls, button-downs and smock dresses dominating the relaxed collection. The takin’-it-easy vibe is brought to the forefront by ‘70s-inspired details like fringe, patchwork and flower child lace, but this isn’t a Coachella-bound collection by any means. Impeccable tailoring keeps silhouettes modern and refined, especially on jumpsuits, kimono jackets and ponchos that could easily read vintage in the hands of lesser craftsmen.
Fall obsessions like boyfriend jeans and bomber jackets continue to flourish this spring in more worn-in washes, but among the menswear-inspired separates there is feminine relief. Dusty pink midis and coral knits stand out in the sea of classic blues, while details like peplum hems on chambray tanks and pom pom-topped sandals add a wink of flair. Madewell continues its French girl style streak too, with staples including striped sweaters and Paris-branded tees that dress up even the most thrown-together outfit. Looks like someone just raised the bar for basics, big time.
What spring lookbooks are you most excited to see? Tell us what spring trends (or basics!) you’re most excited to take out of hibernation in the comments below.