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Look 01: Stepping Into Spring

When our Editor-In-Chief, Anna Cottrell, first laid eyes on Walmart’s newest collection, from Free Assembly x Scoop, there were two pieces that were guaranteed headliners: the Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater + the Cropped Wide Leg Jeans. The sweater itself deserves mention for its timeless silhouette + chic versatility, and the jeans’ practically inform the relaxed-cool-girl style. Not to mention, both finds are each under 30 bucks, so there’s no real contest here. We asked our EIC for tips on how she decided to pair these pieces together with other staples in her closet. The biggest standout for her was the versatility.

I was so impressed by the quality and structure from these pieces. I immediately pictured it with my favourite wide brimmed hat + some classic sneakers.
Anna E. Cottrell

When you’re plugging in the basics, the equation couldn’t be simpler. From top-to-bottom styling, we recommend elevating your sweater + denim pairing by reaching for a wide-brimmed chapeau or puffy headband [think variables], and chic balances casual with our tried x true sneaker pick: Converse Chuck Taylors

Note: For the pieces currently out of stock, we’ve sourced some inspirational dupes for you so you can complete the look – cropped wide straight jeans in [1] [2]. 

If you're taking notes, underline this: There's no rule against playing dress up with your staples. If that means an add of color, a textured accessory, or new frames, the sky is your limit here.
Anna E. Cottrell

This is our first 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 from 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 02, Look 03, Look 04, Look 5, Look 6