It gets a little monotonous on this blog sometimes with all the navy, stripes, and J.Crew-inspired items/looks. I know. You know. And it’s okay. I definitely have my favorite silhouettes and styles that I gravitate to (my motto is apparently, if it’s navy…grab it before it crawls away).
But sometimes, I feel like that might get boring or predictable for you as a reader, so I wanted to shake it up (a tiny bit) today with featuring a retailer that I don’t normally wear, but love love love to walk through their store/displays…aka Madewell.
There’s something inspiring about looks that basically just consist of a tee and shorts, but still are “elevated” (whatever that means, right?). Basics that aren’t basic, you know? And no one does unbasic basics and summer styles quite like Madewell.
Easy, breezy, and only a tiny bit of navy in sight…here are my top 24 picks from Madewell this season. ;)
ps. Vacation clutch here…that makes me want to take a permanent vacation.
Whelp, spoiler alert…turns out when it rains and/or blows huge wind gusts for a solid seven days (before you’re set to go on vacation too…sigh), you run out of outfit posts for your little blog. Thanks, Indiana.
So forgive me while I get creative on the posts for the next week or so…hopefully Mother Nature will end her spring tantrum, and I can go back to awkwardly taking pictures of myself outside! The city of Indianapolis will welcome me back with open arms, I’m sure. ;)
Until then…enjoy these 11 accessories I’m currently loving. Because instead of raining cats and dogs, it should be raining statement earrings and neck scarves (can you even imagine?)!
1. Merona Rose Gold Mesh Band Watch | 2. BaubleBar Pearl Drop Earrings (want!) | 3. BaubleBar Blue Tassel Drop Earrings | 4. Madewell Stripe Baseball Cap (under $30!) | 5. Sole Society Floral Print Neck Scarf | 6. Madewell Cream Sunglasses | 7. Madewell Black Canvas Transport Tote (also comes in cream – under $60!) | 8. J.Crew Tassel Charm Bracelet | 9. Soludos Giraffe Espadrilles | 10. Merona Red Tassel Clutch (I bought this in navy this week!) | 11. Madewell Red Gingham Scarf
You guys. J.Crew Factory is in it to win it right now.
And by win it, I mean the spring shopping season, because their stuff is GOOD right now. Classic patterns and prints (plus some with a fun twist), great colors (cough – red, blue, and white – cough), and beyond affordable prices.
While I’m making heart eyes at allllll the items below, I can personally vouch for the red striped skirt (here – and yes, it has pockets) and the new gingham short-sleeve popover top (here). They’re about as good as you can get for under $50!
I’ve rounded up 24 of my favorite items below that would look right at home in my closet….which means that J.Crew Factory should really go ahead and send them to me.
I promise to take care of them, and I’m sure my veterinarian would give me a good referral! ;)
Well hellllloooooo there, spring. So good to see you!
The spring weather may have been GREAT this weekend, but the spring styles and prices in today’s sale MIGHT be better! Because apparently the Gap family of brands (Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic) are throwing out the rules and doing a sale that they’ve never done before. Aka 40% off everything with no exclusions!
That means Pixie pants (here) are included in the sale…which never happens. That also mean Gap jeans (here) are included in the sale…which also NEVER EVER happens! Oh…and everything else! And you have under 24 hours to take advantage…and if the sale wasn’t good enough already, you get free 2-day shipping too. Just use the code SPRING when you go to checkout, and tell ’em Style On Target sent you!
Just kidding on that last part, but the code will work!. ;)
Since Old Navy and Gap are in my normal price points, I’ve picked my favorite current pieces from each place and laid them out for you below, but don’t forget that the sale includes Banana Republic too!
First up is Old Navy, who really is just KILLING it lately. I ordered a few pairs of Pixie pants for work, these leopard print pumps (here – just to check the quality), and this super pretty dress (here) that I plan to live in this spring/summer. Check out the rest of my favorites below!
Old Navy Top Picks
And while I haven’t shopped at Gap lately, I love their recent turnaround in style. It’s almost like Old Navy is trying to appeal to the fun J.Crew lovers, while Gap is tackling the Madewell crowd. As for me, I’m into both style genres, so bring it on!
Gap Top Picks
This month in “Can Katie Style It?” – aka the 3 Ways to Wear series – we’re tackling the bell/flare sleeve blouse. Particularly, this pretty navy number from Uniqlo (also comes in 3 other colors).
Yes, yes I can style…but I can also manage to order this blouse from Uniqlo and NOT realize that it has flare sleeves (not that the title of the product refers to that…). Win some, you lose some!
And sometimes you just style up a trend that you might not personally rock.
Aka…this post! ;)
Ready, set, remix!