Madewell Goes Back To Basics For Spring 2015

Fashion is experimental, but not all of us are up for trying some of the more daring trends and prefer to keep things simple and familiar. Madewell's Spring 2015 collection has been unveiled, and it's full of modern, seasonal updates to our old, favorites. So you don't have to dress in cyclist-inspired-clothing if you don't want to. Phew.

The motto for spring is "evolution rather than revolution," so classic staples like a denim shirt get updated for the season with hand-done embroidery. The brand hopes to keep things less trendy, more classics-based, and generally more adult — which is great so your wardrobe doesn't have to be revamped and thrown out as you age and think "what the hell was I thinking buying this?" They've already revealed their Madewell x Sezanne collaboration, and who knows classics better than the French?

The spring collection features palm-tree prints, gingham, polka dots, and a lot of denim (with twists!). Think '70s flairs, patchwork jeans, and even denim sneakers. Another exciting addition is that Madewell is looking to expand swimwear and outerwear, so we can expect leather jackets, blazers, and kimono-inspired pieces. Head of design Somsack Sikhounmuong said, "there so much potential here, and I don't think we've even scratched the surface." I for one am excited to see the new territory they venture into, and certainly feel relieved about collecting pieces I don't have to auction off on eBay every time I feel a gain in my fashion maturity.

Here are some of the standout pieces you can expect to see this Spring.

A white-on-white classic skirt and blouse combo that you can live and move in, updated with a geometric print.

Denim-on-denim, and cropped overalls.

And a longer version with cut-outs to keep it feeling lived-in.

Denim and military-inspired outerwear, mens shirts, and striped prints to bring a feeling of craftsmanship to your classics.

Images: Courtesy Madewell