Feeling zebra prints

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I always think of this pattern as kind of a summery thing, but I’m seeing all sorts of pieces with it for fall, and am really liking it. These Nili Lotan army pants are slightly crazy but I want them deeply, and in a way I’m not certain I can articulate.

A nice and slouchy—and also very well-priced—blouse.

One of the snappiest trenches I’ve seen in quite some time.

A delightfully loud pair of sneakers.

This blouse is on the splurgetastic side, but it’s the kind of piece that really makes an outfit.

Such a fun little coat.

This dress is just the right amount of girly, and I like the slightly acid-yellow background.

 

Top 5 of the week: chambray shirts

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I’m out in Sag Harbor until Labor Day—how are you spending the waning days of summer?—and it’s been getting a touch chilly in the mornings and evenings. So I’ve been thinking about the best layering pieces for fall and I feel like a good chambray shirt lands right in that category. You can wear it on its own, or with a jacket, or even as a jacket with a thin top or tee underneath. I like the feminine touch of the ruffly neckline of this little number, but also the cowgirl-tough pearl snap buttons.

The patch pockets here are a cool touch, and the light blue is a rather perfect light blue.

The dark wash here is nice and clean.

A tie-neck top that’s positively office-appropriate.

Just a simple, pocket-free menswear-cut option from Everlane.

 

 

 

Brand I like: Lacausa

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This ethically-produced, L.A.-based line has been around since 2013, but I somehow didn’t discover it until the other day.  I’m really digging its tomboyish-ly utilitarian—but still somehow feminine—aesthetic. This gauze shirt, for example, looks so easy to wear, but also slightly sexy.

The top half of this crisp dress is kind of preppy, and the tiered bottom half is a bit boho, but together it all works somehow.

These wide-leg trousers have a chill chino-ish vibe.

I really, really like the idea of this red jumpsuit, even though my friend Tally (probably correctly) pointed out that a red jumpsuit is an awful lot of statement. So I’m thinking I might go for the blue or black instead.

A perfect lightweight jacket for the transitional weather we’ll be having pretty soon.

I’m not crazy for wrap dresses—I’m always afraid I’m one false move away from exposing myself. But I think this one would be aces with a black silk slip underneath.

This breezy blouse has a kind of streamlined romantic feel, if that’s a thing.

I own so many button-downs that it seems nuts to even consider adding to the menagerie in my closet, but this looks so slouchily perfect that I might have no choice but to.

 

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