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We all know it can be tricky to get dressed in summer. When the heat gets serious, it's often hard to find something in the closet that both looks cute and keeps you comfy. So before the extreme temps settle in, why not be strategic and snap up some summer-wear you'll be happy to slip into? The good stuff goes fast, and the last thing you want is to be scrolling sites on July 1, when sizes are gone.
We have the perfect place to shop. One of our favorite easy-breezy retailers — Madewell — is having a sitewide sale for Memorial Day, and folks, it's epic. Think flowy tops, cotton sundresses and elevated basics (as in, the first ones you pull out of the laundry basket); these are the tees and shorts you're going to love all summer long.
And now for the numbers: Today for Memorial Day, every single thing at Madewell — yes, even already discounted merchandise — is an extra 25% off with the code LONGWEEKEND. Bags, shoes, date-night blouses.
Seriously, we need to stop chatting about it and get shopping. Ready, set...get it!
Linen-Blend U-Scoop Tee
Get the "scoop" on great style with the Linen-Blend U-Scoop Tee, on sale today for $24 with the code LONGWEEKEND! This tee is made of a soft, drapey and eco-friendly linen blend, with a relaxed fit and a scooped U-neckline. It's sure to be your secret weapon for the hot days to come. Fans are raving about it, too: "I have such a difficult time finding t-shirts that I really like...this one is perfect. The material is light but not see through, and love the flattering scoop neck. Looks good with jeans or to dress up a little," shared one shopper.
MWL Form High-Rise 25-inch Leggings
The perfect top needs the perfect pair of leggings, so we suggest the MWL Form High-Rise 25-inch Leggings, which you can snap up for $28 right now!
Made using recycled materials, the MWL Form has serious four-way stretch for holds-you-up compression and bounce-back recovery. These sleek leggings are a just-right 25-inch ankle length and a hidden ID pocket in the waistband, so you can tuck away your license and/or a key while you work up a sweat in the gym or outside.
"What great leggings! Beautiful fabric," noted one reviewer. "Nice, close fit that doesn't buckle. Makes me feel 'sleek'."
Ruffle-Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress in Daisy Stitch
"Cottagecore" is in, so make sure you're on trend with the Ruffle-Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress in Daisy Stitch, on sale at Madewell for $80. This full-skirted midi has a square smocked neckline and ruffles at the shoulders, and is beautifully flowy in cotton with a woven-right-in gingham pattern. Best of all? It has pockets!
"I normally can’t pull something like this off but I LOVE the fit and feel so pretty in it," shared one stylish customer.
There's no better review than that!
Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tank
A comfy, basic tank is essential to any summer wardrobe. Grab yours with the Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tank at the fab price of $15! Made of light and airy Whisper Cotton, Madewell's bestselling tank has an easy slouchy fit and a wide V-neck for a lived-in and perfectly draped look and feel.
Reviewers call it a "great wardrobe staple", adding "I have a closet full of these little guys, and I add a few more every summer (or when they’re on sale!). They’re super versatile and can be layered under a wrap, kimono or sweater during transitional seasons." Perf!
The Charley Double-Strap Slide Sandal
Slide into summer the right way — wearing the Charley Double-Strap Slide Sandal, of course! You can snag these for $82.50 now and be prepped to stay cool and comfy all summer long.
These leather slides have sleek double straps and a flexible molded footbed complete with MWL Cloudlift Lite padding that feels like walking on a...well, you know! "I purchased these without "breaking them in" for a trip to Charleston and was pleasantly surprised. We walked miles daily on cobblestone streets and even visited the beach - no blisters! They're comfortable enough for every day and polished enough to wear with a dress for dinner. I plan on packing them for an upcoming Italy trip as well," wrote one jet-setting five-star reviewer.
Petite Joanna Smocked Midi Dress in Windowpane
Stay fresh and fly even in the dog days of summer with the Petite Joanna Smocked Midi Dress in Windowpane, the perfect breezy dress at the perfect price: $103.50, down from $138. Crafted of breathable cotton woven with a tonal windowpane check pattern, this V-neck midi dress has a high smocked waist and adjustable shoulder ties. Comfy, elegant, and cute — it's a warm-weather dream!
Lightspun Pull-On Balloon Pants
Keeping it loose is essential to keeping out the summer heat. If you're looking for a good loose pant, the Lightspun Pull-On Balloon Pants might be just the ticket! At just $51, it's a bargain for a quality, breezy feel.
Available in Faded Shale, above, plus pale blue and white, these pants are a comfy take on an iconic '80s style, with an elastic paperbag waist and curved "balloon" legs. The fabric: Madewell's best-selling supersoft and airy Lightspun double-layered cotton gauze. Ahhh, comfort! "These are my new favorite warm weather pants! So comfortable and soft, good for a bathing suit coverup or to wear as part of an outfit," raved one satisfied shopper.
The Perfect Vintage Straight Workwear Pant
Or maybe you need something a little more work-ready? The Perfect Vintage Straight Workwear Pant is a great option, especially at just $49 in select colors. These utility pants come in a high-rise, straight-legged fit, with its sturdy herringbone fabric garment-dyed for dimensional color and a touch of stretch for day-one comfort.
"These pants are laidback, comfortable, and all around awesome. The color is great. It goes with everything. The subtle twill gives just enough function and fashion. I bought a second pair because I love them so much!" gushed one fan.
Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather
Combine old school style with new-school support with the Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather, which you can "add to cart" now for $73.50 in a lovely neutral color. MWL Cloudlift insoles provide a supercushy, ultra-supportive fit that feels like walking on a...well, you know. They're also super eco-friendly, with recycled cotton lining and rubber outsoles and sustainable leather, too!
"These are the perfect balance of a chunky sneaker without being a full-on dad sneaker. And they are SO comfy! I wore them all day walking through the city and my feet never hurt," shared one sneaker-head.
The Knotted Crossbody Bag in Woven Leather
Don't forget to accessorize! Snap up the Knotted Crossbody Bag in Woven Leather for the perfect accent to any summer look — now on sale for $88.50 (was $118).
This woven leather bag has two slide pockets in front for your phone and mask, plus a zippered compartment for your wallet and keys. Oh, and the knotted crossbody strap unties so you can adjust the length, making it totally customizable to you! "I love this purse — it matches just about everything and is the perfect size for me (fits wallet, phone, chapstick, mask, lotion)," enthused one five-star reviewer. "The woven leather gives it a unique look. I like that it zips shut but also has outside pockets to fit a mask/receipts."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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