above: madewell daybreak cardigan, madewell coastline stripe sweater

Since J.Crew moved back to classics this season, I think the modern experiments can be found at Madewell, whom I love in a very bad way. For a Brit, it’d be an embarrassing amount of emotion.

Daybreak cardigan has modern vintageish details like brass color edging on buttons, piping on pockets — not to mention great chestnut color and flattering fitted look like J.Crew. On the loose-fitting side, there’s two types of slouchy at Madewell, the slouchy chic shape (most of the time better for the J.Crew crowd) and slouchy collegiate. Almost everything looks great with dark skinny jeans.


left: madewell longjanes right: madewell silk outlines cami