Next Level: Kinda Krazy Cap Toes

Cap toes are Coco Chanel-classic. (Fun fact: The menswear-inclined design powerhouse originated the style in 1957.) Here, four ways to shake ‘em up. —erica

LEVEL I: This Loeffler Randall knee-high boot is super-sleek—and would still pair well with a Ladurée macaron.

LEVEL II: Totally glam in a jumpsuit and fake fur way—but these spiky heels could hang with an LBD, too. Gotta love Elizabeth & James.

LEVEL III: Pull on these Rachel Roy guys and try not to stuff humming “All That Jazz.”

LEVEL IV: Hot damn, does Phillip Lim know how to do cool. These shoes look challenging—until you release you can wear them with nearly anything.

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Next Level: Summer Loafers

Loafers can feel so fusty. But when they get all warm-weather-y? Suddenly they’re chill—a welcome alternative to those sandals that try to maim you with their straps. Here, four pairs that deserve your affections. —erica

LEVEL I: Yes, these perforated Matiko guys could hang with a smoking jacket. But they’ll also look stellar with some knee-grazing chino shorts.

LEVEL II: Elizabeth & James just showed your huaraches how to get dressed up.

LEVEL III: Leave it to Rachel Comey to get *everything* right: the three leathers, the slingback, the black sole around the toe.

LEVEL IV: Osborn delivers a little bit of sunshine on even the rainiest summer days.

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Next Level: Pastel Florals

A few summers ago, dark, moody florals were everywhere—the kind that even Tori Amos could have stomached back in the day. But now things have gone waaaay lighter, and you know what? We’re liking the Easter-dress effect more than we ever would have expected. Here are four ways to work it, depending on how out-there you want to get. —erica

LEVEL I: Little pops of navy and magenta give this flirty Rebecca Minkoff dress just a smidge of edge.

LEVEL II: Since it’s the back of this clutch Tenoversix made Of a Kind that is covered in flowers, you can reveal as much or as little of it as you want.

LEVEL III: Printed jeans—so hot right now. And this muted motif from Current/Elliott is one of the best.

LEVEL IV: Ok, kind of looks like pajama pants. But if you paired this Elizabeth & James creation with strappy sandals—in a bright, maybe?—and a cropped jacket, it could handle a serious night out.

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