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These 9 Looks from Madewell’s New Collection Will Have You Excited for Fall

The fashion calendar is completely out of whack. After Fashion Week gets you all hot and bothered for new trends, you have to wait six whole months before you can even think about buying them. Talk about a tease. Some brands are taking matters into their own hands by changing the calendar to reflect how we actually want to shop — and Madewell is one of them. Your fave denim-and-more store just released its Fall 2016 collection lookbook, and we can’t get enough. The clothes, shoes, bags and accessories are available for pre-order right now. This way, you’re guaranteed to get your hands on those standout pieces before the merch hits stores on July 26.


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1. FauxDenim DIY: Personalizing your denim via DIY is fun, but it ain’t for everyone. Brands started adding personalized-for-you badges this summer, and at Madewell it’s really gaining steam. This cool denim jacket comes with iron-on badges and is accessorized with Pintrill pins. Plus, the jacket can easily transition to cooler temps when paired with a sweater or hoodie.

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2. School Girl Chic: While your school days may be behind you, you can still channel your inner Gossip Girl courtesy of a pleated skirt, boyfriend shirt and tweed jacket. Don’t forget — the three rules for fall 2016 dressing are layers, layers and more layers!

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3. The New Canadian Tuxedo: Clogs and mules are definitely the must-have shoes for fall. Madewell perfectly pairs them with a denim dress that is so easy to wear, you can forgo accessories completely. Add a scarf, blazer, denim jacket or belt (or none of the above) — whatever! This dress is guaranteed to be your fall wardrobe staple.

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4. Nubby Knits: We know that plunging temps and knitwear go hand in hand, but steering clear of the battle of the bulk can be tricky. With this Desert Valley fringe cardigan, Madewell shows us how to master the art of layering. It is so absolutely perfect for fall (or even a chilly summer night), with the perfect mix of handcrafted charm and fashion-forward elegance. Couple it with the Lisbon saddlebag to add a bit of color to a toned-down look.

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5. One-and-Done Plaid: You probably already have a denim, khaki or olive green jumpsuit in your closet, but what about plaid? This tartan number is equal parts stylish, grunge and comfy. Wear with sneakers, pumps or a nice pair of boots for ready-made style.

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6. Shearling Moto Jacket: This is not your average shearling jacket. For fall, Madewell flips the script — err, fabric — and uses shearling to make a cool and cozy moto-style jacket.

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7. Knit on Knit: Layers are the name of the game this fall, which is why we love this OOC knit look. To really tap into cool weather coziness, layer your knits. But when it really gets cold, add a pair of knit tights to seal the deal.

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8. Throwback Denim: Is anyone else getting serious That ’70s Show vibes? Because this look is totally Donna. This textured oversized sweater in muted hues is the perfect piece for mellow fall vibes, and looks just as good with flared jeans as it does with a pair of white skinnies.

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9. Soft Suede Biker: Give last year’s moto an update by investing in this dusty tan suede jacket. If you miss the edge of your classic black topper, just pair this number with leather culottes to push your look into overdrive.

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(Photos via Madewell)

Septembre Anderson
Septembre Anderson is a multimedia journalist, cultural critic and media commentator. Her published work covers topic areas like fashion, beauty, lifestyle, current events, social justice and health + wellness. While her passions are her profession, Septembre also enjoys losing herself in science fiction and fantasy novels and waiting patiently for the next A Song of Ice and Fire book.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)