In Character: Gina from Empire Records

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When you were in high school, you probably knew girls like Gina. She was trouble—but the fun kind. She loved attention. She was witty (“Well, ‘Sinead O’Rebellion.’ Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior.”). She was a big ol’ pile of sass. And her whole 1995 look? So not shocking: It feels very right now. —erica

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Little silk shorts from Equipment—because Rex Manning Day.

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Rachel Comey clogs ready to take the stage for a "Save the Empire" performance.

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An orange Unison apron—worn on its own, duh.

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Weather Vain: Wilmington, Delaware - 87 and Partly Cloudy

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Over the weekend, the whole Of a Kind team headed just a smidge south for Claire’s wedding (!!!!!). Here’s what we’d want to be working if we were still there today—but we’re kind of glad we didn’t have to try to pack for this heat, if we’re being honest. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A Dream Collective necklace totally ready to dive into dinner at La Fia.

+ A Polly Wales ring with stones that pay tribute to all of the flowers blooming at Longwood Gardens.

+ An Equipment top—about a polished (and clothed) as anyone can be expected to be in this heat.

Coclico wedges sturdy enough for some serious tax-free shopping.

+ Ann Yee shorts with an elastic band—in case you overdo at on cherry-vanilla ice cream at Woodside Farm Creamery.

+ A pouch from Rennes that won’t weigh you down as you explore Bellevue State Park.

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Next Level: Contrast Collars

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Gordon Gekko loved himself a contrast collar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t, too. These four would look nice far removed from NYSE. —erica

LEVEL I: Jonathan Simkhai keeps things classic—and B&W.

LEVEL II: This Carven number is like a very girly play on the basic banker shirt. (Not that pinks only for ladies or anything, okay?)

LEVEL III: Oh, heeeey, chambray! The short sleeves of this Sacai guy keep it laid-back.

LEVEL IV: Why not go for a crazy print with that navy collar? Equipment's game.

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In Character: Gina Linetti

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You know what sent me into a rage cage over the last few weeks? The fact that there’s not new T.V. to watch (if you lost access to your friend’s HBO GO account, at least). So I decided to fall down the Brooklyn Nine-Nine rabbit hole where I encountered the hilarious and truly bizarre Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti. I was gonna say that she’d love for you to give her a shot, too, but honestly, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t give a rat’s ass. —erica

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A horsey shirt from Equipment that makes her seem far sweeter and cheerier than she is.

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Because when Holt says to wear a tie, you wear a (Hill-Side) tie.

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Prismsport leggings ready for a real serious Floorgasm routine.

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In Character: Dr. Emma Russell

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I’ve got Russia on the brain—yah, for really obvious reasons—which made me think of re-watch the 1997 movie The Saint. It might not be a classic exactly, but Wikipedia says it has a cult following…which is good enough for me. And who says no to Elisabeth Shue, like, ever? —erica

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A soon-to-be-bloodied Equipment shirt, to explain all of that cold fusion mumbo-jumbo.

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Jeffrey Campbell boots for running away from the sort of mafia-type who wields a silver-handled cane.

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A Thakoon Addition coat, for tracking down Simon Templar, Thomas More, or whoever he is.

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In Character: Fat Amy

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How great is Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect? So killer that she necessitates two GIFs. Dear movie gods: More of her in 2014, pleeease. —erica

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A Wildfox rainbow heart dress (that, it should be noted, is not so great for horizontal running).

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A silk scarf from Saturday that makes her an official aca-bitch.

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An Equipment top, destined to be ripped open during a particularly passionate rendition of "Turn the Beat Around."

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Weather Vain: Richmond, Virginia - 72 and Clear

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Richmond seems like the ideal destination for a long weekend, doesn’t it? And, man, fall-y days like today really make the Capital of the South somewhere I wanna be. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ The sort of Saturday boots you’ll buy now and wear five days a week until March.

+ NOT your basic gray tee, c/o OAK—kind like how Boka is hardly your run-of-the-mill taco truck.

+ These Costalots + a sunny stroll through Forest Hill Park = perfection?

+ Sarah Loertscher earrings that’ll earn you mad respect as you mill around Art Works.

+ Embrace the jacket-with-bare-legs thing while you can with the help of this Equipment bomber.

+ An Chiyome bag that expands—a feature that’ll come in handy if you pick up a few paperbacks at Fountain Bookstore.

+ A 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt that will hide any spills from a Frito pie incident at Pasture.

Here’s your chance to get other weather-approp outfit idears.

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Track Star: Savages

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The Vibe: Their sound is tough, punky, and severe—and so is their look, with all kinds of of masculine jackets, buttoned-up tops, and cropped haircuts.

The One-Song Intro: “Shut Up”

The Look, Recreated: A sharp gingham blouse by Equipment, a menswear blazer from A.L.C., Cheap Monday black skinnies, and a gold locket by Soixante Neuf. —julie alvin

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Next Level: Chain Prints

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2 Chainz? Why not more? Here’s how to wear them all over your person. —erica

LEVEL I: The classic, girly shape of this Samantha Sung dress keeps that metal motif in check.

LEVEL II: This Equipment silk shirt—very AbFab, no?

LEVEL III: There’s something so *kewl* about the way the yellow and gold intermingle on this Jo De Mer bikini.

LEVEL IV: Jeffrey Campbell platform high-tops that really let you get your Nicki Minaj on.

Way more “Next Level” to be had if you’re looking…

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In Character: Patti Mayonnaise

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Patti Mayonnaise is the ultimate girl next door—Doug Funnie would back me up on that. She’s adorable but accessible, tomboyish but sweet. She has good hair. It’s safe to say that Skeeter and all the rest of the 11 ½-year-old boys in Bluffington prolly had a thing for her, too. —erica

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Have you seen a more approachable sweater (from Equipment)?

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The sort of Carven skirt that would make even Porkchop go a little weak in the knees.

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Bensimon shoes—fit for her various athletic pursuits.

You wouldn’t believe all our “In Character” action. Dive in.

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