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Look 03: Earning Our Stripes

In case you needed the reminder, here’s your sign to make the most of these next couple weeks when a sweater dress is still considered weatherproof x you can get away with light layering. As few x fleeting as these spring days are, we cherish their cooler mornings, cherry blossom trees, and later sunsets. For what it’s worth, our closets do too. When our Editor-In-Chief, Anna Cottrell, presented us with this curated look, we couldn’t help but tip our hats to this nostalgic + elevated take at a ground-up spring uniform.

Playing off of the preppy vibe was fun here. There is something classic about stripes.
Anna E. Cottrell

Putting a twist on preppy couture, our EIC styled this striped midi with her own white collar button up x loafers [both vintage finds] making it a darling uniform for stepping back into the office, classroom, out for dinner, you name it.

The best part of this little striped number? When those warmer days start creeping up on us again, you don’t have to put it away with the rest of your knitwear. Ditch the collar, add some sandals, and you’ve got yourself a summer fit to stroll around in.

Combining comfort with class, this stripped midi is bringing color into the upcoming warmer months with an all-in-one easy fit.
Anna E. Cottrell

This look was curated for attainable, wearable fashion that will last throughout the ebb x flow of transitional months as a prime candidate for last minute layering. Note: For the pieces sourced from our own closets, we’ve sourced some inspirational dupes for you so you can complete the look – white button down dupes [1] [2] , loafer dupes [1] [2].

This is our third installment in our Spring Lookbook series: a guide for curating a tasteful capsule closet of ready-to-wear pieces we can actually afford. Much of our lookbook has taken inspiration from Brandon Maxwell, the new creative director + brains behind Walmart’s newest collections Free Assembly x Scoop. While we take pages from his book, we spin our own tried x true styling rules on ready-to-wear apparel. If you want a crash course [or even a little refresher], you can find our latest styling chapters for our complete Spring Lookbook Series : Look 01, Look 02, Look 04, Look 5, Look 6