The Best Madewell Basics

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Madewell Whisper Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt / Madewell High-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans / Madewell Transport Tote / Tretorn Perforated Platform Sneaker / Ray-Ban Original Aviators / Daniel Wellington Petite Classic Mesh Watch in Rose Gold

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Ah, Madewell, my one true love (sorry, Chris).

No matter how hard I try, I never seem to be able to stay away, but can you blame me? Whether I’m looking for something to wear every day, to work, or for a special occasion, they always have exactly what I’m looking for. Plus, who can say no to the best fitting denim, ever?

Over the years, no matter what I’m in the market for, Madewell basics have never done me any wrong. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Madewell or want to add a few Madewell pieces to your closet, I highly recommend adding these basics to your wardrobe!


I gave Madewell denim a try two-ish years ago and haven’t looked back since. The quality and fit are amazing, there are so many different styles to pick from, and I love that they have denim that has a 10-inch and a 11-inch option. The higher my jeans, the better.


I am such a sucker for a good leather bag and Madewell hits the nail on the head. I am absolutely obsessed with all of my tote bags from there and love how well they hold up, even after schlepping them around the city packed to the brim.

P.S. Why I love my Madewell Transport Tote


Struggling to fit a t-shirt that has a great fit, isn’t too thin, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? You’ve come to the right place. Every single t-shirt that Madewell carries is amazing. I especially love the Northside Vintage Tee!

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Madewell Whisper Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt / Madewell High-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans / Madewell Transport Tote / Tretorn Perforated Platform Sneaker / Ray-Ban Original Aviators / Daniel Wellington Petite Classic Mesh Watch

Photography By: Caroline The Photographer

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  1. 4.8.20

    So many great pieces! I love that bag – looks like it would be a great bag to bring to work and holds a lot!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Hillary! It’s the best tote for work!

  2. 4.8.20
    Mollie said:

    Madewell will always be one of my faves!! I can’t shop it in London and it makes me soooo sad 🙁

    xx Mollie

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Every single piece they come out with is absolutely beautiful! Fingers crossed they’ll make it an option for you to shop in the future!

  3. 4.8.20
    Lizzie said:

    I definitely need to add some more basics into my closet. Love all of your picks here!


    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Yassss gurl! Their basics are GOLD!

  4. 4.8.20
    Megan said:

    You look so good! Your shirt looks so comfortable. I need it!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Megan!

  5. 4.8.20

    I don’t know why but I haven’t shopped at Madewell much – I might have to do that whenevr I am looking for more basics.


    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      I love how classic their pieces are! And the quality is amazing.

  6. 4.8.20
    Stephanie said:

    Don’t hate me: I’ve never shopped at Madewell. Not that I don’t want to. The prices are a little steep for me, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t splurge at some point. Maybe one day I’ll have the fashion budget to get some basics from them. I’m always hearing raves about their denim/bags/tees!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Oh my gosh, you need to! Their basics are super affordable and the sales are great!

  7. 4.9.20

    Their looks seem so effortless and and am a fan of their casual basics. Love how you styled them, xoxo Sarah

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Yess! All of their pieces are so beautiful and are the best for when you don’t know what to wear!

  8. 4.9.20
    Ashley Hargrove said:

    Madewell is one of my absolute favorite retailers to get classic basics that will go with anything and everything!! Such a chic look.

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      YES! I agree. I love that I can always find what I need when I go in there.

  9. 4.9.20
    Em said:

    Madewell is one of my favorite brands for good basics! I love my transport totes (and really all of their bags!)

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Same, girl! Madewell totes give me life!

  10. 4.9.20
    Kelsey said:

    I love all of these basics!
    Xo, Kelsey

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Kelsey!

  11. 4.10.20
    Greta said:

    Madewell makes the best jeans and tees. They’re my go-to’s for sure!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      YES! Their Northside vintage tee’s are GOLD!

  12. 4.13.20
    Anna English said:

    I’m such a fan of Madewell. Everything they make, totes included, are such high quality!

    • 4.17.20
      Rachel said:

      YES! And their team is always so helpful!

  13. 9.7.20
    Samantha said:

    Love this post..
    I have been drooling over this bag for a year now..
    I can’t find interior photos. I’m a bit worried everything will fall to the bottom of the bag.
    Can you advise on how you keep keys easily accessible

    Love this.. will follow you for sure