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Madewell's Head of Design Shares His Summer Must Haves

May 20 2014 - 9:20am

If you're anything like us, you've probably relied on Madewell for easy Summer essentials and spot-on denim, though you might not know who's actually behind the scenes turning out the killer designs you love. That would be Madewell's head of design, Somsack Sikhounmuong, who debuted his first collection for the brand this Spring.

Since then, he's been busy crafting a lineup fit for the Madewell girl, an irresistible combination of staples and cool-girl finds that feel both classic and effortless. Naturally, he was the perfect person to help us hone in on this season's must haves, from the right white jeans to the ideal beach cover-up — and they're all available in stores and online (and New Yorkers, at the label's brand-new Madison Avenue store!). Scroll on for Somsack's Summer essentials to kick off Memorial Day.

Source: Instagram user madewell1937 [1]

Madewell Perfect Chambray Sunday Shirt

"With short sleeves and a boyish fit, this lighter, brighter washed shirt is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe all Summer long."

Madewell Perfect Chambray Sunday Shirt [2] ($70)


"I was kind of late to the game, but ever since I downloaded it, I can't stop using it. Also, ideal for long car rides."

Source: Instagram user madewell1937 [3]

Madewell Beachday String Bikini

"Not quite warm enough yet where you are spending Memorial Day? Channel the perfect sunny beach day by wearing this suit."

Madewell Beachday String Bikini [4] (top $50, bottom $48)

Madewell Lightstitch Tunic Dress

"The embroidery on this dress was inspired by a vintage tunic we found in Morocco. It packs up easily and, in my opinion, looks even better a little rumpled."

Madewell Lightstitch Tunic Dress [5] ($148)

Ben & Jerry's Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz

"The only thing better than iced coffee in the Summer is when it's in ice cream form with chunks of espresso fudge."

Ben & Jerry's Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz [6]

Source: Instagram user benandjerrys [7]

Madewell Skinny Skinny Crop Jeans

"Nothing says Summer like a white pair of jeans. This cropped version is perfect for showing just the right amount of ankle."

Madewell Skinny Skinny Crop Jeans in Pure White [8] ($115)

Madewell Ankle-Strap Sightseer Sandal

"Beach or city, you will be able to wear these sandals with just about every outfit this Summer."

Madewell Ankle-Strap Sightseer Sandal [9] ($60)

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