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There's a reason pre-fall collections don't fill our hearts with the heart-pounding, anticipatory glee of fall and spring. Pre-fall clothes are usually more concerned with filling end-of-season space on store shelves (and actually selling) than the boundary-pushing main collections. Still, the relative lack of riskiness doesn't have to mean it's boring — especially when there's genius styling involved, like in 10 Crosby Derek Lam's latest lookbook.
Triple-layered checks, homemade mules, belts in really weird places: The individual pieces here may not be groundbreaking, but the quirky-girl styling makes them brilliant — and way easier to copy than your typical cray couture confection. Click on as we pick apart our five favorite looks, and get ready to be one of those effortlessly perfect layer-masters.
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
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