Thursday, September 15, 2016

Effortless Style with Madewell

This post was created in collaboration with Madewell, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Prep In Your Step possible. 

Now that September is in full swing I am ready for the weather to cool down a bit. This whole dressing of crisper weather in the morning but having an outfit versatile enough that won't leave you sweating while carrying your backpack across campus in the afternoon has been a challenge. Dresses have become my go to but I am actually ready for jeans. There is something about the fall when you can throw on jeans and a casual top and have everyone fooled that you put in a ton of effort when in reality you snoozed one too many times. 

Madewell has recently become my go to for all things effortlessly stylish. After purchasing their transport tote this summer and using it non-stop I have been checking out their site more and more frequently only to discover pieces that are simple while still remaining eye-catching. While their clothes can air on the more expensive side of the spectrum I know the the pieces I purchase from the brand are sure to last a while especially if they are jeans or leather. Knowing that college students adore the looks they create and items they make Madewell has had a great promotion running in store offering college students an additional 5% off their year-round student discount. That means college students are able to snag these timeless pieces at 20% off by showing their college ID. Recently I've been tempted to get another college ID just to make sure that I can keep getting these great discounts and playing it off as if I were still a college student even post grad. 

For this outfit I went for the classics. A white top, the perfect colored jeans, and cognac accessories. Outfits like this can easily be reworn countless times without anyone really thinking twice about the fact that you've worn this identical outfit twice in the last month due to the fact that most of the pieces are closet basics. I love the peplum flare on this blouse and the subtle unfinished details found in the hem of these high waisted jeans. Paired with jewelry basics, tan sandals, and an even larger version of my go-to tote, the east-west transport tote I would wear this to class, dinner, or even the farmers market downtown without ever thinking twice about whether my outfit fit the occasion. 





top (on sale) // jeans (c/o) // tote (c/o) // shoes // necklace // earrings // bracelets (1 & 2)

Madewell's student discount event ends in store today however you are able to take advantage of 15% off their pieces all year long both online and in store! If you need me in the next few hours I'll be scouring their site for all the basic sweaters and comfy jeans I can find! 


  1. Love this! And yes the struggle for an outfit for chilly mornings and hot afternoons is so real!

    Ashley //

  2. love this! I've been eyeing a pair of their cognac booties for forever, I might have to splurge!

  3. Such a cute look! Madewell is one of my favorites too for staple pieces.


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