Next Level: Slide Sandals

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The deeper we get into summer, the more the idea of straps and buckles and laces starts to grate. These four pairs of no-nonsense slide sandals will have you slipping out the door in a hot second. —erica

LEVEL I: These Palatines guys go with everything—cut-offs, silk maxis, etc.

LEVEL II: Minimalist! Silver! Criss-crossy! Looove, Jeffrey Campbell.

LEVEL III: Rachel Comey def knows how to make a black sandal stand out.

LEVEL IV: Jem would die for this Miista style—she really would.

More “Next Level!” Get it.

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If you’re at that point in the season where you’ve worn through the soles of your sandals—hey, it happens—these Carrie Forbes suckers are here for you. —erica

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A black tank + skinny-but-worn-in jeans + these Chrissy Morris sandals = the easiest (and possibly best) summer outfit. —erica

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Weather Vain: Lockhart, Texas - 98 and Partly Cloudy

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Summer means barbecue, and barbecue means Lockhart, Texas. Here’s what to wear today in pit country. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ The airiest linen dress you can find, from T by Alexander Wang.

+ A necklace by K/LLER that would look equally at-home in Austin, 30 minutes away.

+ A Komono watch—an homage to the Southwest Museum of Clocks and Watches.

+ A cuff from Dannijo that’s nearly as satisfying as a scoop of Century Sundae ice cream by Blue Bell.

+ A Kara bag with room for a score or two from Sol & Luna Antiques & Art.

+ Kelsi Dagger sandals that will still be comfortable after you gorge on salty, fatty brisket at Smitty’s Market.

Wanna mess with Texas? Head this way.

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Weather Vain: Birmingham, Alabama - 94 and Clear

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If you’re in Birmingham today, maybe carry around a personal A/C unit? How to survive a Heart of Dixie sweat fest. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A Suno dress that’s juuuust a little Fried Green Tomatoes.

+ Sandals, from Charlotte Stone, ready for some dancing at Zydeco.

+ This Otaat/Myers Collective wristlet—nearly as enticing as a piece of Johnny Ray’s pie.

+ Collette Ishiyama earrings that would fit right in with the finds at Table Matters.

+ A Sensi straw hat that’s your best shot at staying cool—at least until it’s time to head to The J. Clyde for beers.

For more thoughts on how to deal with the heat, head here.

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Sandals deal for getting stripe-y tan lines on your feet, c/o Ancient Greek. —erica

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Weather Vain: Durham, North Carolina - 92 With a Chance of Thunderstorms

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Ooof, guys, it’s a steamy one in Duke (and Clay Aiken!) country. Here’s how to at least attempt to tackle it. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ This Suno dress + Vietnamese coffee ice cream from The Parlour = a GD dream.

+ A ring, from Macha, that wouldn’t look crazy out-of-place at the Durham Bulls’ ballpark.

+ A Collina Strada pouch that would look just right amidst the tapas at Mateo.

+ The sort of umbrella by Orla Kiely that makes any precipitation feel a whole lot less gloomy.

+ Melissa flats that can handle a downpour.

A whole lot more “Weather Vain” to be had here!

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Couple Up: Carson Daly and Tara Reid

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Does anything take you back to the year 2000 faster than hearing the names Tara Reid and Carson Daly? Basically as iconic (and now, in retrospect, as hilarious) as Y2K. Here’s what all that looked like. —erica

Carson Daly: A silver Miansai ring or five, an almost-brown Brooklyn Tailors blazer, and a crisp Seize sur Vingt shirt.

Tara Reid: Glittery pumps from B Brian Atwood, suspendered Brunello Cucinelli pants, and a black Iro bandeau.

More couples who are no more here.

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Brown Raffia d’Orsay Shoe by Proud Mary for Of a Kind

BUY / 80 of a kind / $117

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Weather Vain: Boulder, Colorado - 87 and Clear

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Why does this time of year make us want to head west? Maybe it’s our lungs itching for some mountain air? Here’s what we’d wanna be wearing today in the Berkeley of the Rockies. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A Collette Ishiyama bracelet that everyone at the shop Weekends would die over. 

+ A Fleabags clutch that’s polished enough for a stay at St. Julien—but also completely down to hit the farmers’ market.

+ This ring, by Satomi Kawakita, that wouldn’t get in the way of any outdoor activities.

+ Sunglasses from Warby Parker—required if you plan on spending any time exploring Pearl Street.

+ Lace-ups from Soludos that keep your toes protected when you hop on a cruiser rented from Boulder Bikesmith.

+ A Lemlem dress ready to score a seat at Oak's chef's counter.

Whoa, there’s a whole lot more “Weather Vain” to be had.

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