Madewell Goes to Work at Fall 2011 Presentation

The chic J.Crew spin-off debuted longer lengths and a slew of colorful accessories at the office-themed presentation, along with the brand's requisite denim and striped shirts.

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The chic J.Crew spin-off debuted longer lengths and a slew of colorful accessories at the work-themed presentation, along with the brand's requisite denim and striped shirts.
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Amid the brand's signature classics -- pea coats, jeans, and stripes -- we noticed a longer-length skirt with pleats and stripes, making the piece a triple-threat for fall in terms of hitting all three major trends.
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The fall presentation seemed to highlight how much an office actually felt a lot like a school, from desks to pencils and old-school phones.
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One row of looks had a backdrop that featured rows upon rows of bright yellow Post-Its.
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Madewell recruited The Bumbys to deliver custom style appraisals to all the presentation's guests. (Not to brag: We got a 9.0.)
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Delicate, lightweight dresses get toughened up by study belts and woodsy jackets, as well as an outdoorsy tote bag.
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Colorful separates were carefully placed next to colorful lamps.
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A bright yellow cardigan would be a welcome jolt of color come September's breezy days -- especially styled with a jaunty necktie.
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Desks were topped off with platform pumps and lush greenery. Frankly, we wish our office looked like this.
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Another desktop featured striped sweaters and and one pair of lust-worthy loafer heels.
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More loafers -- this time traditional flats -- were to be found across the room and under a mannequin.
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Colorful socks, washed-out plaid, lace-up boots, and rubber band balls.
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A pile of button-downs showcases the brand's myriad prints, from bold red checks to colorful polka dots. The Madewell folks were particularly thrilled at how the colorful scarves (to the right of the shirts) had come out.
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Pencils in a jar and long necklaces are paired with a stack of colorful tees.
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More loafers! This time, a pair of flats gets the tassels-and-lacquered effect, right next to a pair of dalmation-print Doc Martens.
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Chairs bolted to the wall are topped off with fall's myriad shoes.
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White jeans are still fair game for fall, as far as Madewell is concerned -- especially paired with a sweater, scarf, and sturdy boots.
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