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Sliding Scale: Seersucker & Strappy Sandals

Seersucker: it’s crisp, it’s WASPy and it’s the perfect print to wear as you chase the Kennedy grandkids out of your heirloom tomato patch. Or pretend to, at least. Anyone and everyone can wear seersucker—ideally with no small amount of irony. Here’s four looks we like:

  1. Perfect your “I feel for the working class” face underneath this sappy newsboy cap. (No one needs to know you actually are the working class.) [$19.50, Gap]
  2. This summer you’ll need a cotton cocktail dress—just be warned Grandmother may not approve of that halter top. Really, what would the Junior League think? [$26.99, Charlotte Russe]
  3. A pink one-piece with a flirty flower at the breastbone is the perfect bathing suit for sunbathing on the dock. [$76, J.Crew]
  4. Nothing says preppy like a blazer, especially one with three-quarter sleeves. It’s ideal for buttoning up over last night’s walk of shame outfit—oops!—when you simply must make an appearance at the lawn games on Sunday. [$89, L.L.Bean]

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Sliding Scale: Plaid Sundresses & Star Necklaces

It’s a plaid, plaid, plaid, plaid world! Or at least, it is for us when we see cute sundresses made hip by the preppy print. Go girly by accessorizing with a thick headband and pearls (so “Gossip Girl”), or make the look boho chic with some feather jewelry and braided sandals. “Check out” our cool picks…

1. Poofy sleeves and a collar make this dress super sweet. [$435, See by Chloe, ShopBop.com]
2. Wear this boyish shift alone or over pants.[$128, Modern Amusement, Saks.com]
3. The drawstring on this scoopneck can be worn loose or tight for several body types. [$58, Kimchi Blue, Urbanoutfitters.com]
4. This triple-button dress makes us want to go on a picnic. [$44.50, Delia's, Delias.com] Keep reading »

Sliding Scale: Espadrille Wedges, Floral Tops, & Trench Coats

Three big trends for spring to fit every budget!

ESPADRILLE WEDGES
We’re stoked that espadrilles are making a big comeback this season because they’re the ultimate multi-purpose shoe. They’re the sort of dress-up/dress-down accessory that works particularly well with jeans and simple dresses. We’re loving the candy-colored varieties that are popping up all over stores, that add an extra zing to your spring.

  1. This sweet criss-cross strap slims and flatters the ankles. [$170, Bettye Muller, NeimanMarcus.com]
  2. We love the retro feel of this peep-toe sandal. [$69, Victoria's Secret, VictoriasSecret.com]
  3. Satin fabric and a flower detail lend a classy touch to these shoes. [$60, J. Crew, JCrew.com]
  4. Patent leather makes the pretty colors of these espadrilles shine. [$24, Newport News, Newport-News.com]

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