Next Level: White Denim Jacket

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Know what’s easier to pull off than a pair of white jeans? One of these guys—they just feel so fresh, you know? —erica

LEVEL I: Basic in the best of ways, c/o Paige.

LEVEL II: Very “I’m cutting class at Laguna Beach High School,” this NSF number.

LEVEL III: Oof, sheeeek, Victoria Beckham. Do you think this jacket alone could prompt a Sabrina remake?

LEVEL IV: This Christian Wijnants take is somehow more relaxed AND more crisp than a classic blazer.

More pseudo-trends to try this way…

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In Character: Olive Oyl

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Ok, get this: Did you know that Olive Oyl has been around longer than Popeye? She made her first appearance in 1919, and he didn’t come into being for another decade—and which point, he did his best to steal the spotlight. Well, here’s to you, Olive, and those ginormous feet of yours. —erica

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A red-and-white J.W. Anderson sweater that’s as wholesome as a can of spinach.

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A Victoria Beckham skirt with a hit of yellow that would really catch Bluto’s eye.

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Flat N.D.C. boots—because who wants to carry around Swee’Pea in heels?

Get all of the “In Character” you can handle, here and now.

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Next Level: Faces

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Faces are having a moment—and not just on heads. Just ask Anna Wintour! Four ways to get portrait-happy. —erica

LEVEL I: Leah Goren presents a whole gang of gals to protect a pouch full of valuables.

LEVEL II: Sequin censorship—the only kind we can get behind—c/o Markus Lupfer.

LEVEL III: Something about this Victoria Beckham tunic reminds me of that young woman/old witch illusion. You know?

LEVEL IV: That’s Rapunzel on these Charlotte Olympia shoes, in case you can’t tell from her flowing golden locks.

Take your “Next Level” consumption to the next level, why don’t you.

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In Character: Lil DeVille

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Tommy and Chuckie and Phil and Lil—weren’t they, in their words, just the bestest? (Hold your tongue, Angelica.) And the way the twins would argue: “Nuh-uh, Phillip!” “Did too, Lillian!” Below, the getup that contributed to Lil’s many charms. —erica

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A gigundo pink bow by from Ban.do, so everyone can tell her and Phil apart.

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She was putting a bird (duck?) on it in 1991, kiddos. This dress: by Victoria, Victoria Beckham.

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Common Projects sneaks that are ready for some quality time with the earthworms.

It’s “In Character” heaven if you click this way.

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Fave Look: Victoria Beckham

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

Victoria Beckham, from Style.com.

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In Character: Suzy Bishop

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It’s pretty much guaranteed that any character Wes Anderson unleashes on the world will quickly start working the costume circuit. And while his young luvas in Moonrise Kingdom are classic cases, there’s something so endearing about the way his go-to affectations play out with tweens (are we still using that word?). Here, how to embrace your inner Suzy. —erica

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The sort of Victoria Beckham dress that meshes well with winged liner and French music.

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A pair of Sunday school shoesRachel Antonoff x Bass in this case.

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Some damn cute Steven Alan underwear for swimming/modeling/dancing.

You wouldn’t believe all the “In Character” we have over here…

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What to Buy Your Mom for her Holiday a.k.a. Mama I Love You / Mama I Care

You know we love a celebrity gift guide. But you should also know that we think your mom would be into an Of a Kind edition even if she doesn’t grace the pages of People or the screens of multiplexes. —nathalie


Gift: Celia Bag by Rachel Nasvik
To: Reese Witherspoon
Love: Ava and Deacon
We’d expect to see  Reese toting this classically cool bag around on shopping trips and lunch outings to Brentwood Country Mart, paired with a stripey shirt, a flirty mini, and flats—or, better yet, a pair of cowboy boots.


Gift: Orion Tunic by Ann Yee
To: Erica Barry
Love: Marin
Marin would snatch up this carefree-but-polished top for her playwright mom, Erica. It’s the ideal piece to wear to weekend cookouts in the Hamptons—or to throw on just before hopping on a plane to Paris with Jack Nicholson—er, Harry Sanborn.


Gift: Fade Out Necklace by Cursive Design
To: Michelle Williams
Love: Matilda
Can’t you just see Michelle bopping around Brooklyn in this necklace, a gingham dress, and strappy, retro sandals? It would mesh so well with her entire wardrobe. And we bet Matilda, with her intuitive sense of boho-chic, would grasp that right away.


Gift: Crystal Ship Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato Jewels
To: Alicia Florrick
Love: Grace
The Good Wife usually goes minimal with the accessories, opting for statement suits and the occasional power dress. But given recent revelations about the scumminess of certain husbands and best friends, it’s time for a change—a shift that Grace would heartily endorse. As we all know, studded spikes say: “I mean business.”


Gift: Grasshopper Bag by Meredith Wendell
To: Victoria Beckham
Love: Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz
When your mom is named Posh (well, not actually, but you take our point), you really have to work hard to find gifts that will live up to her moniker. This crazy-bold bag will—and we bet she’d even pair it with this dress, plus those five inch acid-green Ginas she loves, right?

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