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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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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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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Weather Vain: Healdsburg, California - 95 and Clear

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It’s getting to be that time of year when it’s hot everywhere. Even lovely, lovely CA wine country. Do you think a bottle of pinot noir would help cool you down? Yah, wishful thinking. —erica

Sunglasses from Raen: also useful for keeping hair off your sweaty, sweaty face.

+ A cotton-and-linen dress from Apiece Apart that allows for some breeze (oof—thankfully).

K. Jacques  sandals, for exploring Fitch Mountain when the temp drops.

+ Earrings chill enough for everyday—but also down for a celebratory dinner at Spoonbar—c/o t.kahres.

+ Ready for wine-tasting at Banshee? This Rennes clutch is.

+ A shark tooth and diamond Dezso bracelet suited to lunch at Shed.

Hey, welcome to the land of “Weather Vain!”

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Weather Vain: Amagansett, New York - 68 and Clear

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Love ya, Montauk, but for a really chilled-out, do-nothing day, Amagansett is where it’s at. This is what to wear for a day that’s a bit too cool for an ocean dip. —erica

Clockwise from top left: 

+ A couldn’t-be-breezier Ace & Jig top that’s ready to catch some music at The Stephen Talkhouse

+ This Lila Rice ring on your finger and a coconut-coconut cupcake from Mary’s Marvelous in your hand—dreamy.

+ Because Otaat / Myers Collective knows you don’t need a big bag to stroll Main Street. 

+ A beach cardigan—yah, that’s what L’Agence calls it, and we’re down.

+ Sandals that look good AND could handle some gardening—leave it to the Steven Alan x Dr. Scholl’s collab.

+ Some laid-back Current/Elliott pants—because the toughest decision you should have to make today is whether you want the Clam Bar staple fried, steamed, or raw.

Head to “Weather Vain” heaven.

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Weather Vain: Providence, Rhode Island - 68 With a Chance of Rain

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Hey, now—don’t let the rain in R.I. get you down. Here’s how to keep things cheery (check out that bright white) in the Creative Capital. —erica

+ Native rain shoes that don’t actually look like rain shoes.

+ A VeraMeat necklace—simple but super-considered (not unlike the coolest hotel in town, The Dean?).

+ Rag & Bone white jeans, ready for a late-afternoon oyster-mushroom po’ boy at The Grange.

+ A sweater from Everly, in case you get chilly sitting in one of the 1492 seats at the Columbus Theater.

+ One of those linen tees, from 81 Hours, that you’d wear more than you wish to admit.

+ Mociun earrings that the kids at RISD would die over.

+ A Will Leather Goods wallet with a wristlet strap, to keep your hands free to clutch a White Electric Coffee mocha…and bagel.

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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.

Get all the “Weather Vain” you can handle!

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Weather Vain: New Orleans, Louisiana - 84 and Clear

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Y’all, it’s getting hot in NOLA. Here’s how to spend the day before the steaminess of summer fully sets in. —erica

Illesteva sunglasses as classic as a Pimm’s cup at Napoleon House.

+ A Gryson bag that matches a powdered-sugar-dredged beignet.

+ Cutoffs by Mother ideal for bopping around the Bywater.

+ The sort of Collina Strada tank that can handle the heat (and at least attempt to hide any sweat stains).

Faris earrings—a perf tribute to bananas foster, no?

+ These sandals from Vince = down for dinner on the porch at Boucherie.

It’s “Weather Vain” central! Right here!

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Weather Vain: Ann Arbor, Michigan - 56 With a Chance of Rain

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It’s a rainy day in Wolverine country, but don’t let that get you down. Here’s how to make the most of it. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ A Tibi anorak with a hood—to explore the Nichols Arboretum should the rain let up.

+ Cheeriest umbrella ever? Thank Mara Hoffman.

+ This Dream Collective ring + a massive Zingerman’s reuben = happiest hands in the state.

+ Add this Giantlion ring—happiest hands on the planet.

+ Super-springy pastel pink suddenly feels very cool, c/o Current/Elliott.

+ Slick, ready-for-trouble Common Projects slip-ons that feel just right with a Mani Osteria cocktail named Bicycle Thief.

+ A Raquel Allegra henley, itching to check out the pottery and paintings at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Welcome to “Weather Vain” heaven.

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