Madewell’s Sale Has Jeans, Sweaters, & More Easy Basics Marked Way Down Right Now


Quality basics are simply essential. Everyone needs classic, well-made pieces that can be paired with anything to create a put-together look. If you're finding your closet sorely lacking in the basics department, don't fret — the Madewell sale has everything you need to fortify your foundational wardrobe at a fraction of the cost.

If you're a fan of well-cut denim, simple knits, feminine dresses, and other easy-to-wear items, you likely count yourself among Madewell's dedicated shoppers. The brand is practically a one-stop store for all things essentials, and it happens to have a major sale on right now, during which you'll score an additional 30 percent off all sale styles with code ORDERUP.

And while you'll note some remnants of Madewell's summer offerings are featured in the sale (great if you've got an upcoming beach escape), there's also a bevy of seasonally-appropriate buys that are marked super low. Fall weekend jeans? Check. Soft sweaters for daily wear? Got 'em. Elevated velvet pieces? You bet.

Snag just about any denim your heart desires at well under $100 when you shop the sale, from dark wash skinnies to distressed styles. The 10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Lucille Wash, just $62.99 with the discount code, are ideal for wearing day to night. Style with a knit top and casual shoes for a busy day, then swap for a dark floral silk blouse and heeled booties at night.

Likewise, sweaters are in no short supply in Madewell's sale section — great news for those who've yet to stock up for the season. The brand's Wrap-Front Pullover Sweater in Coziest Yarn is so soft you'll want to live in it, which you can afford to do at only $45.49. It comes in three fall shades, from a cranberry red to a rich autumnal brown. The wrap-front design provides the perfect dose of femininity.

For a more vibrant look, select the Mockneck Pullover Sweater in Stripe, $55.65 with code ORDERUP. The slim-fit sweater, originally $88, gives off a fun '70s vibe — wear with cropped bootcut jeans and hiking-inspired boots on a brisk Sunday afternoon.

Whatever essentials your wardrobe's in need of, you're sure to find a solution among Madewell's easygoing picks. The sale has almost 500 styles to choose from, so choices won't be a problem — narrowing your basket down will. Shop a selection of the best sale pieces below to spruce up your closet before the additional discount ends.

10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Lucille Wash



A dark skinny jean is a closet must-have. This pair, typically $128, has just enough stretch for all-day comfort, plus it comes in petite, normal, and tall cuts so you can find your ideal length.

Wrap-Front Pullover Sweater in Coziest Yarn



Initially $79.50, this wrap sweater is made from a super-soft merino wool blend. It's also available in cranberry red and heather taupe shades that could be dressed up or down.

Mockneck Pullover Sweater in Stripe



A mockneck sweater is a modern take on turtlenecks, and ideal for wearing day or night. This colorful striped version started out at $88, and is soft enough to wear as a top if not layered over other knits.

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Bronson Wash: Button-Front Edition



These perfect weekend jeans started out at $135, but you can now score them for almost half the price. Just enough distressing and a raw edged hem give these jeans a laid-back look.

Tulip-Sleeve Maxi Dress in Sweet Blossoms



Dark floral maxi dresses are having a moment this fall, and you can score this one for well under its initial price of $158. Throw on with western-inspired boots and a denim jacket.

Silk Wrap Top



A simple black silk top will never go out of style. This one, formerly $98, features a wrap style and side tie for a feminine vibe. Wear with polished trousers to the office, or with denim on the weekends.

Slim Straight Jeans in William Wash



Straight leg denim perfectly walks the fine line between relaxed and polished. This top-rated $128 pair is now a total steal, and the versatile wash will wear with anything in your closet.

Velvet Button-Down Cami



Found: your next date night top. Wear this delicate velvet cami over dark denim or a silk slip skirt for a just-sexy-enough vibe. The initially $85 top also comes in a navy and deep green shade.

Flecked Wide-Sleeve Pullover Sweater



This $118 sweater is now much less, and ideal for cozying up on chilly days. The oatmeal shade gets a subtle dose of color via differently-hued flecks throughout the weave.

Denim Northward Cropped Army Jacket: Sherpa Edition



A classic with a vintage spin, this originally-$138 denim jacket is a great topper for fall. The boxy cut and shearling detail add interest to set this apart from a typical denim jacket style.

Crushed Velvet Mockneck Dress



Initially $69.50, this easy-to-style dress now rings in at $41.65. Style down by wearing with high top sneakers and a bomber jacket, or wear it for an evening out with strappy metallic shoes and a polished belted coat.

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in ISKO Stay Black™



These skinnies are made with a colorfast dye so they'll stay black even after countless washes. The 9" rise sits high on your waist, so you can pair with a variety of tops. Plus, this top-rated style also comes in petite, tall, and taller sizes.