Weather Vain: Albuquerque, New Mexico - 84 With a Chance of Thunderstorms

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What to wear on a not-too-steamy day along the Rio Grande? Well, here you go. Also: This is not a Breaking Bad tribute—that is, unless you want it to be. —erica

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+ This bracelet from K/LLER fits right in with the cow skulls in KiMo Theater.

+ A Baggu tote—with plenty of room to grab some Rebel Donuts for the road.

+ House of Harlow leather studs that pay tribute to the desert sun. 

+ Karen Walker shades as freaking classic as tamales at El Modelo.

+ The type of shoes you can basically wear year-round in this climate, from Rebecca Minkoff.

+ Ready to hang at the rooftop bar at the Hotel Andaluz? ‘Cause this Sea dress is.

Lots more forecast-specific dressing right over here…

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Track Star: Emily Haines of Metric

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The Vibe: Snappy indie-rock hooks, throbbing dark dance beats, and lyrics so catchy you can’t help but sing along.

The One-Song Intro: “Youth Without Youth”

The Look, Recreated: Casual basics with some edge, like geometric-print shorts from Vena Cava, a destroyed black tee from Obesity & Speed, black ankle boots from New Kid, and caramel sunglasses from Karen Walker. —liza darwin

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Weather Vain - Key West, Florida - 72 and Partly Cloudy

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One of the warmest destinations in the U.S. of A. today: Key West. What to wear if you don’t HAVE to wear a jacket. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ The sort of five-o’clock-somewhere pants from See by Chloe that leave plenty of room for Kermit’s key lime pie.

+ So, it’s not supposed to be a super-bright day, but this is definitely the sort of place where sunglasses—these by Karen Walker—are part of the uniform.

+ Stripes! On your soles! Alice + Olivia sandals that can navigate the rocky beaches.

+ A silk Tibi tank that goes with the motif of the Southernmost House.

+ Mociun earrings as quirky as your surroundings.

+ The low tonight: 64. So you can get away with just a Rag & Bone scarf-slash-shawl if you want to.

+ A wicker clutch from Rebecca Minkoff that’s a fun as it is easy—goes well with the catch of the day at the Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

More “Weather Vain” madness right this way… 

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Fave Look: Karen Walker

Making the Fall 2013 collections easy to digest. Scroll through all of our top getups here.

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Karen Walker, from Style.com.

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Next Level: Camo

Get the image of Nick Lachey’s cargo shorts outta your mind and EMBRACE CAMO. Come on! Here, four ways to do it right. —erica

LEVEL I: A super classic cut and an easy fit—Baldwin Denim knows how to make stellar jeans and jean stand-ins.

LEVEL II: Oh, yes: Equipment can turn a silk shirt into somethin’ special.

LEVEL III: Who says camo has to be green? In the city, you’ll blend in better in Kelly Wearstler's gray take on the motif.

LEVEL IV: Camo and florals on one dress?! Oh, why the hell not—that’s what Karen Walker thinks, at least. 

More four-part combo platters over here!

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Weather Vain: Montreal, Quebec - 86 and Partly Cloudy

Like just about everybody else, I have a soft spot for Montreal—and not just because of the copious amounts of pork product, even. Here’s what I’d want to wear if I was in Canada’s second city today. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ One of the so-rad pouches Baggu made for Of a Kind—to keep you from feeling weighed down strolling the Plateau.

+ A second pop of neon—because why not?—brought to you by Annie Costrello Brown.

+ A summery plaid Rachel Comey dress that feels very eating-oysters-with-friends-at Liverpool House.

+ The sort of sandals (c/o YMC) that feel so French-speaking in a Madeline way.

+ Bring on the big, fat Karen Walkers. In these, you could lounge around Cafe Olimpico drinking iced coffee and reading all morning long.

For more dressing-by-the-forecast, head this way.

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Weather Vain: Tallahassee, Florida - 86 With a 40% Chance of Rain

Our developer lives in Tallahassee, Florida—hi, Joe!—and, from what he tells us, people there can be really judge-y about fashion. Well, we hope this ensemble passes muster in the Florida Panhandle. —erica

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+ These Karen Walker sunglasses have the whole classic-with-a-twist thing down pat—and look rad even if it is overcast.

+ Though the structure of this Baggu tote is about as chillaxed as they come, the warm caramel leather is fit for dinner ‘n drinks at Sage.

+ It’s steamyThis A.L.C. tank keeps you as cool as possible.

+ Yes, they’re jean shorts but not like any you currently own. Christopher Kane adds a few inches and brings the neon.

+ Belle by Sigerson Morrison delivers a stellar sandal alternative that could handle a low-key ride around St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the AM (before what Joe claims is the inevitable afternoon rain).

+ The bronze necklace that Metalepsis Projects made Of a Kind gets better—somehow!—the more you wear it.

Get your “Weather Vain” fix right over here.

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Weather Vain: Palm Springs, California - 88 and Clear

Palm Springs is the best spring getaway—you heard it here first. Or maybe you didn’t. But point is: Here’s what I wish I was wearing now in the city I’ll be invading in T-Minus 12 hours. —erica

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+ The print on tote that Lina Rennell made Of a Kind would make all the Knoll-trolling gays jelly.

+ Mymu has the chic espadrille thing down pat.

+ It’s legit hot—if this featherweight Lemlem situation isn’t cool enough, grab a date shake from Palm Springs Fudge & Chocolates.

+ These Karen Walker shades are about as retro-cool as the just-opened Saguara Hotel.

+ This Bande Des Quatres ring is as boxy—and stunning—as the Kaufmann House.

For more cross-country ensembles, head right this way.

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Of a Kind

A scarf with a banded collar shirt—let’s rock this look (inspired by Karen Walker's latest collection) in 2012, shall we? —erica

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Next Level: Orange

Everyone needed a pair of red pants this summer, and yellow’s “having a moment.” But orange? It gets no respect. [Insert Rodney Dangerfield voice:] No respect! But here we are saying it’s time to stop treating orange like a second-class color, with four ways to embrace it no matter how risk-averse you are. —erica

+ LEVEL I: This Rag & Bone sweater screams “college campus”—you know, back in the era before everyone wore sweats to class. Spice it up by pairing it with cream or hunter green cords on the bottom.

+ LEVEL II: Only wear the Sunset Wave Cuff that Kathryn Bentley designed for us if you’re prepared to have your wrist grabbed. The enamel and brass give off a warm glow that just feels so damn autumnal.

+ LEVEL III: Who knew this DayGlo hue would look so good with tortoiseshell? NOT ME. But that Karen Walker was all over it.

+ LEVEL: Talk about not messing around: These All Caps shoes could take many a Halloween costume to another (sluttier) place. But now imagine them with a knit maxi, a baggy gray cashmere sweater, and some piled-on necklaces. Yeah.

There’s more where this came from. Click here for past installments of “Next Level.”

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