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Red Echo Scarf by Lissy Verkade for Of a Kind

BUY / 30 of a kind / $159

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So, this Colenimo trench: It’s a smidge fancy and just a little different—but ultimately still super-classic. Like the sartorial equivalent of a plate of truffle fries, if you will. —erica

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Next Level: Contrast-Heel Boots

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Are these some good-looking boots? Oh, heel yes. Four chances to add a little something extra along with that height. —erica

LEVEL I: Aaaand, suddenly the classic shape of these caramel guys from Loeffler Randall gets way more interesting.

LEVEL II: A clunky black heel keeps this Opening Ceremony style from looking too disco-era.

LEVEL III: Rupert Sanderson delivers a hit of metallic pink that would make any outfit.

LEVEL IV: Is the dusty mauve of this 3.1 Phillip Lim creation what dreams are made of? I think yes.

Get over here for more “Next Level.”

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Oh, yaaah—this Nanushka looks makes you want to give long, sporty shorts a try, don’t it? —erica

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6 Scarf-Wearing Icons Natasha Chambers Sweats

From Audrey to Bey.

Seems like there isn’t a harder-working accessory than a breezy scarf—that is, if you know how to wear one. Natasha Chambers of Lissy Verkade most definitely gets how outfit-changing one of these suckers can be, and she’s rounded up some other wrap stars who sell the look in a BIG way. —jane gauger

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Audrey Hepburn
“She is so chic, so effortless. Who doesn’t love her?  She was a very natural scarf-wearer. She could wear them casually in the washer-woman style, like in the picture, or as cute neck ties like French woman pull-off so well.”

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Rihanna
“She has an elegance that is fun and quirky. I love how she has multiple ways of wearing scarves as head wraps—she can pull off a graceful turban with a cheeky bow. Is there anything she can’t do?”

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Cary Grant
“Such a classy and handsome gent with great style. A big time scarf-wearer, he could wear the ascot in a very dapper way that’s very do-able today.”

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Beyoncé
“She uses scarves to add color and print to her outfits. She is also a wonder at various fantastic head wraps.”

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Loie Fuller
“She’s a pioneering late 19th century dancer known for her skirt dance. She is amazing. The way she makes fabrics move around her inspires me immensely. I love old crackly footage of her. Movement in the material is so key—it needs to flow and make you want to reach out and touch it.”

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Johnny Depp
“He wears his scarves in a very bohemian way. It always looks very relaxed and unstudied. He’s obviously very comfortable with his style.”

Step up your scarf game with this red one Natasha made just for us!

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Natasha Chambers Turns Her Vacations Into Textiles

Come on—ya ready to hit the road?!

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Natasha Chambers has been all over the map—for real. And these days, her travels do double-duty: The things she spots outta town feed straight into her dreamy scarf line Lissy Verkade. Just get a load of some of the awesome trips she’s taken—and the textile designs they’ve inspired. —jane gauger

California Coast & Desert

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“For our honeymoon two years ago, Olly and I procured a Winnebago in San Francisco. We traveled through the fog to Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Santa Barbara—all the famous surf spots—down to Encinitas and San Diego. I was obsessed with the skies on this trip.”

image“Afterwards, I compiled all the pictures and montaged them to make the print on my Sky Scarf.”

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“One highlight from our honeymoon trip was getting off the coast and traveling to the desert to Joshua Tree National Park. We had the most amazing time clamoring on the rocks in incredible light. The place has such energy.”

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“When the long shadows come out as the sun goes down, it’s so special. It inspired one of my favorite illustrations, which I also made into a silk scarf.”

India

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“I went to India when I was 18. I traveled all over with my sister, Yolanda.

We first stayed at my friend’s father’s house in a tiny village with a beautiful valley. He hadn’t been there for a few years, and when we opened his house as the sun was going down, we realized in horror that it was swarming with spiders! We got used to them.”

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“My scarves are printed in India now, and the last time I went back was for a month six years ago. I’ve wanted to make a documentary on the craftspeople. I will go back again soon, I hope.”

Costa Rica

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“Olly and I have been going to Costa Rica for the last five years. The southern part of the country, where we have been going recently, has the highest bio diversity in the world, and you are literally surrounded by flora and fauna. The insects are really bold and have awesome patterns.”

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“I love when animals have big markings to warn off predators and make them look fierce. This is where I got the inspiration for my Eye of the Butterfly print.”

Get ready to wrap yourself in this beauty—hurry before they’re all gone!

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Hone Your Craft: 5 DIY Projects That You Should Totally Tackle This Weekend

For some reason, September feels like DIY season to me. Maybe it’s because fall is for learning (and new school supplies). Or that the end of summer and its weekend trips means more time at home…and possibly too many hours spent with a Hulu account. Here, five ways to really make something of a Sunday afternoon. —erica

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Leather Belt, by Molly Spittal of The Stowe
Because you need something to jazz up those back-to-school jeans you just bought despite the fact that you haven’t cracked a textbook in a decade.

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Basket, by Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe
After you complete it, you can officially add “underwater basket-weaving” to you résumé.

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Dyed Tights, by Ann Yee
Nothing’s wrong with basic black—but these are a whole lot more interesting.

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Clothing Rack, by Szeki Chan of 7115
Now, THIS will change your wardrobe. Slash your life.

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Dyed Denim Shorts, by Breanna Musgrove of Scout & Catalogue
It’s prime jorts-and-a-sweater season, kids—take advantage.

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Fave Look: Organic by John Patrick

See what else we’re way into from the Spring 2015 collections—here and now.

Organic by John Patrick, from Style.com.

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In Character: Johnny “Drama” Chase

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What made Entourage so good? Ari Gold’s rants, Turtle’s girl issues, Mandy Moore’s Mandy Moore-ness, and Drama’s, well…everything about Drama, including his sense of style. We break it down below. —erica

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The sort of Notte shirt that can do +1 at a Cannes premiere.

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Aviators from Illesteva—to hide behind in the presence of Viking Quest super-fans.

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A form-fitting Olebar Brown shirt—hopefully it serves as a reminder to Vinnie to eat right.

More o’ this! Right over here!

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Go on and find me a more modern take on the ballet flat than this Reality Studio pair. —erica

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