Track Star: Frankie Rose

The Vibe: Frankie Rose has been in just about every girl-group you’ve loved in the past couple of years—Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls. And she really shines on her solo album Interstellar, which is full of space-pop beats and her breathy vocals. She’s got a style that’s soft, mysterious, and full of black silk; it plays well with her dark hair and blood-red lips.

The One-Song Intro: “Know Me”

The Look, Recreated: This floral neoprene bodysuit from Shakuhachi, these coated jeans by April 77, these Dieppa Restrepo sleek all-black booties, and this Tucker black kimono dress. maitri mehta

Meet some chicks as talented and stylish as Frankie right here.

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Of a Kind

These Shakuhachi boots are crazy…and then not at all. And that’s what makes them so fly. —erica

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Screw sequins. Shakuhachi's gold lamé track pants are where it’s at. —erica

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Off to a warmer clime tomorrow, and I wish this Shakuhachi suit was coming with me. —erica

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Next Level: Sweater Skirts

Your lower half really gets screwed in the knits department. While your arms are swimming in cashmere and cable-knits, your legs are stuck in scratchy wool, too-stiff corduroy, and flimsy…whatever combination of synthetics it is that tights are made of. Ok, all of this is an oversell, sure, but don’t you really want a sweater for waist-down now? Thought so. Here are four cozy-as-hell options. —erica

LEVEL I: This Opening Ceremony design is flirty! It’s neutral! It’s fun! And the forgiving waistband means you can eat a big lunch.

LEVEL II: The only challenging thing about this cashmere maxi from Crumpet is the color. Just treat it as you would camel and go with it.

LEVEL III: This Fair Isle Tory Burch creation *looks* straightforward, but the cut is surprisingly tricky to pull off without looking all scholl-marmy. Try it with a fitted oxford shirt tied at the waist, and feel free to go a little crazy with the tights.

LEVEL IV: Something about this Shakuhachi skirt is very Jenny-in-Forrest Gump…at the height of her intravenous drug use. The way to work it is with something boxy and silky up top (that doesn’t expose full midriff).

Read past installments of “Next Level” right over here.

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In Character: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

I tried, with all my might, not to include “medicine woman” in the title of this post, but that proved impossible—almost as hard as it is to watch this nineties period drama and not get inspired by the way Jane Seymour worked a suede vest, a high-neck top, and a maxi skirt. (Well, they were just skirts in 1867 since no one was wearing anything mini.) —erica

A green felt Satya Twena hat that can make any ensemble look as killer as a rattlesnake bite.

A cream blouse from Bruce II—with feminine lace accents to catch Sully’s eye.

A skirt from Shakuhachi that hides both your ankles and the signs of the long, dusty trips beyond Colorado Springs.

A Billykirk doctor’s bag. Because, duh.

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