A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Joyce Lee, who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with her husband and two kids, is the head of design at Madewell. So, it makes sense that she loves easy clothes. “I love Madewell because it’s relatable and everyday,” she says. Here, Joyce shows us five outfits she wore in a week, including the other brands she adores…

A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Gingham dress: Ganni, similar. Shoes: No. 6.

“If my four-year-old daughter, Poppy, sees something she loves — like this long dress — she’ll say, Mommy, when I get older, can I have that? She tries to steal my jewelry, too. I’m like, you can’t take my engagement ring! And this is my cat, Panda. I found her in my old backyard as a stray kitten when she was teeny tiny, and now she’s 12. She’s the laziest, chillest cat in the world.”

A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Jumpsuit: Madewell. Sneakers: past Vans/Madewell collab, similar.

“Most pants are too long for me — I’m 5’4″ — so I roll them up. I like the cuffed look. On this jumpsuit, I also love the pockets and the comfort of the fabric. The design is based on a vintage jumpsuit, with a few fit tweaks.”

A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Shirt: Madewell. Jeans: Madewell. Shoes: Mango.

“My favorite places in Williamsburg? Marlow and Sons is a good neighborhood spot. For lunch, their crispy rice with a fried egg is so good. Tacochino makes me feel like I’m on vacation sitting outside eating tacos on the water and drinking a michelada. And Bedford Cheese Shop! As for people watching, I love Chinatown. My eye often stops when I spot a cool granny combining fun colors and patterns – often not to make a style statement, but that’s why it looks especially amazing.”

A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Hat: Samuji, similar. Sweatshirt: vintage, similar. Pants: As Ever. Shoes: Converse. Bandana tote: RTH.

“I love high-waisted pants but I have a short torso, so I need to somehow give myself a waist. That’s why I like to do a front tuck. Casual looks call out to me — I’ll throw a sweatshirt on with almost anything, even over a dress, and I wear sneakers all the time. I’m not going to suffer for fashion. You should feel like yourself in what you’re wearing. I also love a touch of bandana — around the neck or as a belt. Here, I have a bandana tote.”

A Week of Outfits: Joyce Lee from Madewell

Top: Zara, similar. Jeans: Madewell. Clogs: Brother Vellies.

““I wear all white year round, even with kids. I can’t help myself. Who cares, you can wash it! Anything monochromatic I love — I wear lots of denim on denim, or white on white. I always knew I wanted to be a designer. At six years old, I tried to craft my own jelly shoes when my mom wouldn’t buy me a pair. I also painted polka dots on so many shoes, bags and clothes over the years — much to my mom’s dismay!”

Thank you so much, Joyce!

P.S. More women share their weeks of outfits, including a Seattle-based consultant and a funny writer in Brooklyn.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo.)

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