Madewell embraces the denim trend as seen on its January 2016 lookbook and its recent visual guide on the coolest ways to style everybody’s favorite versatile fabric. Denim has never really gone out of style, but we have seen a sudden surge of denim collections from brands such as Alexander Wang, Topman, En Noir, and the classic Levi’s. Model Constance Jablonski reunites with Madewell to showcase ten different ways of wearing denim in a gorgeous lookbook that serves as an indispensable visual style guide.
Check out the new denim rules from Madewell, and shop for the featured items from its latest lookbook:
Rule #1: Balance sexy overalls with a slouchy top.
Bayfront Crop Overalls, $158
These overalls come in a ‘70s-inspired indigo wash, and they have patch pockets, copper buttons, antique silver buckles, slim legs, contrast stitching, a slouchy fit, a worn-in look, and a cropped length.
Warmlight Pullover Sweater, $59.50
This sweater features long sleeves, high-low side vents, and a lightweight stitch.
Hooded Fielder Anorak Jacket, $148
This hooded jacket has long sleeves, drawstring ties, a hidden placket, and a contrasting striped interior.
Rule #2: Try a plaid dress and a jean jacket.
The Oversized Jean Jacket, $128
Crafted in Turkish denim, this jacket has long sleeves, a front button closure, a rip-and-repair detail, and an oversized fit.
White Cotton Courier Shirt, $65
This slightly oversized button-down shirt was crafted in white cotton twill, and it has short sleeves, chest pockets, and a longer rear hem.
Courier Shirtdress in Buffalo Check, $98
This collared shirtdress has chest pockets, a longer rear hem, and a buffalo check print.
Chambray Courier Shirt in Buckley Wash, $75
This button-down shirt is slightly oversized, and it has short sleeves and chest pockets.
Lo-Fi Tee in Mini-Stripe, $39.50
This shirt has a crew neckline, short sleeves, black-and-white stripes, and a fitted silhouette.
Denim Timeline Skirt, $88
This pencil skirt comes in an indigo wash, and it features a drawstring waist, a high front slit, subtle hand-distressing, copper buttons, coin pockets, contrast stitching, and a midi length.
Rule #4: Embrace the ‘70s look, flares and all.
Suede Wayfind Jacket, $498
This suede jacket has long sleeves, snap pockets, a contrasting striped interior, and a bronzed birch color.
Viewfield Button-Down Shirt, $79.50
This shirt comes in a deep indigo, and it has slouchy sleeves, oversized patch pockets, and contrast stitching.
Flea Market Flares in Maribel Wash, $135
These high-rise jeans come in a faded indigo wash, and they feature distressed details, a worn-in crease down the middle, contrast stitching, copper hardware, and a flared silhouette.
The Mini Lafayette Bucket Bag, $158
This leather bag has a single top strap, a crossbody option, a drawstring closure, and an interior pocket.
Rule #5: Layer a jean jacket underneath a cardigan.
Crafted in weighty cotton knit, this cardigan has cuffed sleeves and fringe details.
The Jean Jacket in Pinter Wash, $118
Made from premium cotton denim, this collared jacket features long sleeves, buttoned cuffs, a front button closure, and buttoned chest pockets.
Area Tank Top in Breakstripe, $85
This top has a stripe design, a cocoon shape, and a rear zip.
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Essex Wash, $128
These jeans feature hand-frayed hems, contrast stitching, a copper button, thread bar tacks, and a tinted finish.
The Bryce Chelsea Boot in Suede, $188
These suede boots come in a designer color called truffle.
Rule #6: Dress up short overalls for a more grown-up vibe.
Adirondack Short Overalls in Washed Black, $118
These overalls feature tonal stitching, matte silver hardware, and a washed black finish.
Streetview Tunic Shirt in Stripe, $79.50
This button-down shirt comes in burmese blue, and it has a stripe design, a tunic length, high side vents, and a slightly oversized fit.
Fleet Jacket, $118
This jacket has a stand-up collar, a front zip closure, a waist-defining drawstring, zip pockets, and a military-inspired style.
Rule #7: Style a denim dress with low-key accessories.
Denim Midi Shirtdress, $138
This shirtdress comes in a ’70s-inspired indigo wash, and it has a covered placket, oversized pockets, and tonal stitching.
Embroidered Springcheck Scarf, $55
Crafted in textural slab cotton, this scarf features a black-and-white buffalo check print, fringe details, and burgundy chain-stitch embroidery.
Rule #8: Wear a denim tee with everything.
Kimono Jacket in Rigby Plaid, $89.50
This wrap jacket features a flattering tie waist and yarn-dyed plaid.
Denim Drop-Hem Tee in Edna Wash, $78
This denim shirt has short sleeves, a chest pocket, and a raw-edged finish.
The Slim Boyjean in Hatfield Wash, $128
These jeans comes in a vintage-inspired indigo wash, and they feature subtle hand distressing, contrast stitching, a slight drop crotch, slim legs, a copper button, matte silver rivets, and a boyfriend fit.
The Bryce Chelsea Boot in Leather, $188
These leather boots come in a designer color called English saddle.
The Holepunch Transport Tote, $178
This bag features sleek charcoal leather, an interior zip pocket, and a perforated effect.
Rule #9: Own the straight-leg jean.
Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $498
This jacket features an authentic biker style, buttery washed leather, chunky silver hardware, lapel snaps, and sleeve zips.
Whisper Cotton Crewneck Tee in Mariner Stripe, $32
This shirt has a crew neckline, short sleeves, and a stripe design.
Cruiser Straight Crop Jeans, $128
These straight-leg jeans come in a vintage-inspired dimensional wash, and they feature hand distressing, contrast stitching, copper hardware, and a cropped length.
Rule #10: Never underestimate the power of a jeans-blazer combo.
Flatiron Blazer, $148
Crafted in a drapey crepe, this blazer has long sleeves, front pockets, and a single button closure.
Embroidered Camelia Tassel Top, $118
This popover peasant shirt features long sleeves, handmade tassels, intricate embroidery, and a slightly oversized fit.
10” High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans in Rosedale Wash, $128
These skinny jeans come in a ‘70s-inspired indigo wash, and they feature subtle hand distressing, thread bar tacks, a copper button, and contrast stitching with double-needle detail.
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What do you think of the newest lookbook from Madewell? Which items have made it onto your wishlist?