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Way before the leaves start turning, we begin to notice a seasonal shift in our wardrobe. The clock strikes midnight on Labor Day and, suddenly, most of the colors in our closets disappear, only to be replaced by a wave of blacks and blues. Though we turn to a couple of bright hues here and there this season, now's the
This is our life, in squares.
As if all the Coachella street style wasn't giving us enough Cali envy, Rachel Nguyen (@thatschic)'s striped, off-the-shoulder minidress has us booking our flights out West, stat.
Ebba Zingmark (@ebbazingmark)'s oversized, cracked T-shirt has us rethinking florals for spring. The blogger reimagines a seasonal color palette by transitioning her black-and-white wardrobe into warmer climates.
Lizzy of @lizzyvdligt has found the chicest (and coziest) solution for those windy spring days: a fuzzy, oversized cardigan from Tularosa.
Mary Seng of @happilygrey makes her springy maxi-dress work in less than ideal weather with a sleek bomber jacket: warm, practical, and oh, so cool.
Nothing says "weekend" like your favorite lazy-day overalls. Aimee Song (@songofstyle)'s white-hot pair is just as suited for a Friday night out as it is for Saturday brunch with pals.
This spring, we're all about flared denim. Amy Hamilton of @amy_frances takes eye-catching hems to the next level with her fringed culottes from Vale. We may need to pencil in a DIY session this weekend to steal her look.
What's hotter: tropical beachside climate, or Sofie Valkiers (@sofievalkiers)' white summer dress? Paired with Tibi gladiator sandals and a revealing Delvaux bag, the flowy number takes this one.
Natasha Ndlovu (@natashandlovu) gives the Canadian tuxedo a Brit-girl twist with some funky, floral lace-ups. And, you can't go wrong with the interlocking C's on your shoulder.
Give it up for the red, white, and blue. Ella Catliff of @lapetiteanglaise may be repping Britannia, but we love her patriotic look all the same (especially the cobalt moto jacket).
Chriselle Lim (@chrisellelim) gives dog walkers everywhere a run for their money with her ensemble. What's cuter: the adorable pup, or her sweet checked skirt and flowy cami?
Dasha Gold of @thetrendspotter lends different strokes to the matchy-matchy look: The blogger pairs an arty, long-sleeved top with corresponding trousers, both Max Mara.
Nicoletta Reggio (@nicolettareggio) proves her high-low savvy in an all-white ensemble. Her Zara top and Proenza Schouler pants are a match made in pre-Memorial Day heaven.
Bermuda, come on pretty mama. Shiona Turini (@shionat) puts her best sartorial foot forward, even on vacation. (Said foot is clad in Balenciaga.)
Carmen Hamilton of @chroniclesofher_ cashes in those fringe benefits with her wraparound skirt. We're inspired to upgrade our denim for the hundredth time this spring.
It's not officially the weekend until you slip on a special party dress. And, Ester Bellon of @armarioenruinas has her bases covered with an elegant, layered-back number for all the festivities ahead.
It may only be Monday, but Sara Donaldson of @harperandharley has us dreaming of the weekend with her off-the-shoulder tunic and flared denim. Seriously, can we fast-forward to Friday?
Ain't no party like a Susie Lau (susiebubble) garden party, because a Susie Lau garden party has the coolest printed dress of the season.
If you’re never fully dressed without a smile, then Frédérique Tietcheu of @igobyfrankie is dressed to the nines and then some in her 70’s throwback dress and killer shoe/sock combo.
Want to look great on a white dock? Just ask Yuwei Zhangzou (@yuyufashionbook). She’ll probably tell you to throw on an easy tee dress and some tie-front platforms. The effortless couch lean is optional.
Is it Friday yet? We can’t wait to copy Geri Hirsch (@gerihirsch) and show some peek-a-boo leg under a sheer maxi skirt this weekend.
We’re pretty sure iced coffee tastes better when elegantly sipped next to a graffitied wall while wearing all white. And even if it doesn’t taste better, you’ll look exceptionally chic. Just ask Ria Michelle (@riamichelle) who did just that in a Missguided dress and Chucks.
Exhibit A of how to wear distressed denim— do it like Margaret Zhang (@margaret_zhang) does it with a belted jacket and boots. Bonus points for fierce sunnies and a popped hip.
Leaning on a beautiful lamp post with a head tilt and a hand on the hip usually looks pretty cool, but Rebecca Laurey from @raspberrynrouge takes it to another level in a stunning patterned dress and white kicks.
Shiona Turini (@shionat) isn’t one to give shade (trust, she’s really nice) but she does look good blocking the sun out of her eyes. In a Dior maxi with a asymmetrical hem and white pumps, this fashion it girl demonstrates the power of a dress that packs a major punch.
The LBD isn’t going anywhere. Christina Brown of @lovebrownsugar serves a major hand-on-hip moment in a Boohoo x Nadia Aboulhosn dress and some great red wedges.
Minimal heels look great with a patterned pencil skirt. Nicole Warne of @garypeppergirl wears her Carolina Herrera pair with a gingham skirt from Altuzarra and a barely-there crop top.
Diana Ciobanu of @goldendiamonds looks perfectly ladylike in her classic jacket and pumps on the cobblestone streets of Barcelona. We usually stick to sneakers when romping around on vacation but Ciobanu proves that it’s fine to dress up.
Margaret Zhang (@margaret_zhang) looks back at summer and steps forward into fall in a midi skirt and a Celeste Tesoriero top. You do you, boo.
Krystal Bick (@krystal_bick), we like that bougainvillea bush but we love your out-there striped ensemble. Take note, matching separates are always a good idea.
We can only guess that Anna Rike (@annarike) was checking her Instagram notifications when this shot was taken. This blogger is ready for work and play in her printed shirt dress and snow white sneaks.
My mother is an adventurous dresser — but she hasn’t always been. When she moved to the heartland of America in the late ‘80s from China, her otherness was only highlighted by the blonde, bronzed women around her. She got rid of her prim dresses and the quirky accessories she used to collect in the underground flea
The overall: Denim to (literally) slip into.
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