Madewell Summer Essentials

Oversized striped blouse: Madewell   |   Chambray drawstring shorts: Madewell   |      Espadrille sneakers: Target    |    Floral canvas tote: Vintage (similar here)

     Y'all know I'm ALL about the easy breezy basics for summer and Madewell has you covered with the best of those pieces this season.  I recently stopped in to the new Madewell store here in Lexington at The Summit at Fritz Farm and stocked up on a few summer essentials that I have been wearing non-stop ever since.  First of all, I love all of their short-sleeve oversized button-downs- many of them in light summer stripes, and all have just the perfect laid-back + comfy fit (I'm wearing a medium above for reference).  Next, let's talk about shorts.  I have the HARDEST time finding shorts that fit at all in the waist, but I will save you my long rant about the fit of modern shorts.  THESE chambray shorts from Madewell have a drawstring waist and are actually big enough for my butt/thighs, AND they are pretty much the perfect length too.  I'm so happy to have found these AND they're also under $30 right now!  Hurry and grab a pair of these because they are SO comfortable and have that perfect laid-back look for everyday wear.  I've linked my entire outfit and a few of my other favorite summer essentials from Madewell at the end of this post for you to shop!