Summer begins next week and I can’t wait to start breaking out my warm-weather clothes. Chicago has had some cooler days until recently and it’s just starting to heat up. I also have some upcoming travel plans for late June and July where I will be packing dresses, swimsuits, and shorts.
J.Crew and Madewell are two of my go-to spots for affordable and fun clothes to update my wardrobe. Below are some of my favorites from the two brands and all these items are currently on sale.
J.Crew is up to 40% off and or 15% off using the code SHOPNOW
I ordered this eyelet dress in white. It is under $100 and very much my style.
These linen shorts are one of my favorite summer items. I ordered them in two colors and also bought white and black linen pants. They are so comfortable and wash and wear well.
This raincoat is perfect for the rainy days of summer. It sells out often and the sale price is great. I originally ordered it in white but prefer the green. Runs true to size.
This button-down poplin dress is the cutest. I thought since it was more form-fitting a 6 would be better but it was way too big. It runs tts. A 4 would have fit better. I am trying to return it for a smaller size before I travel. SO cute if you order it.
The Montauk tote is great for transporting kid, pet, or beach items to and from. I own this one in the navy for transporting Henri’s items when he sleeps out when we travel. It’s durable and holds up over time. I just wish we monogrammed it with his name.
Espadrilles are a classic French staple for summer shoes. These come in a variety of colors and are a reader favorite.
You can never go wrong with stripes. They are still a trend going strong in Paris right now. Men and women were all wearing stripes.
For a swimsuit, I have crushed on this one-piece all year long. It’s finally on sale and is also a reader favorite.
I love this fitted crepe dress in red for Italy. The slit makes it ready for a night out with heels or flats.
Madewell is 30% off summer styles, use the code HEATWAVE at checkout
I ordered this t-shirt in black and white earlier this spring and LOVE them both. If you remember, the white tee is the one Henri destroyed when I came home from my travels. I need to order another one. The black one washed well and it didn’t shrink which is a win. It is better and thicker quality than the whisper tees.
These are the sneakers I rave about all the time and they are on sale. You need to break them in a bit before wearing them but they mold to your feet and you will love them as much as I do. So many readers have also bought them per my recommendation and love them.
These sandals are cute for summer vacation. I have heard they are super comfortable for long walks per Jess Keys. I bought a pair in black. They run tts.
I always love a good headband and hair accessory. I saw this gingham one and this braided one in store and I need to own one of them. I have a whole collection of headbands in my closet. It helps a lot with summer heat and frizzy hair.
I packed this hat for BVI and it was perfect. It is packable and blocks out the sun.
I saw this dress in-store and it is adorable. It looks like it would be very flattering.
Do you have a favorite J.Crew or Madewell recent purchase?
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