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S2E6: Diane, Red Sweaters

I know, I know. Too much Diane, not enough Carla. But since Sam and Diane started dating, every episode in Season 2 is Diane-saturated and Carla-thirsty. So, we have to make do with what we’ve got. Thankfully, even Diane’s dullest outfits always have a few redeeming qualities that keep them interesting. In this case, it’s the embellished neckline of her red sweater.

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Sheer, polka dot, cutout, two-tone, and cropped, here are a few red sweaters with eye-catching details.

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1. Cedric Charlier Red Sheer Panel Jumper. 2. Carven Poppy Knit Jumper with Slits. 3. Equipment Polka-Dot Sweater. 4. Marni Two-Tone Cashmere Sweater. 5. Topshop Knitted Textured Stitch Crop Jumper.

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Sam’s Women: Mrs. Robinson

In Season 1, Episode 13, Sam is seduced by a confident and pushy talent agent more than several years his senior.

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It isn’t easy to make a bobble knit sweater or a skirt suit look seductive, but the cougar manages just fine. So impressive are her skills, that Carla goes to her for advice:

Carla: Tell me something, Red. Are professional athletes better between the old Wamsuttas (a brand of sheets, I found out after a solid 10 minutes of Google research) than ordinary men?
Cougar: I’ve had no experience with ordinary men.
Carla: Oh me neither, but I’m trying to work my way up to one.
Cougar: Believe me, athletes take their pants off one leg at a time just like anybody else.
Carla: They take off their pants?! Whoa!

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Sweaters:  1. Blue Chunky Crop Sweater.  2. Carven Bobble Knit SweaterSuit (Mango is super affordable!): 1. Mango Asymmetric Hem Blazer.  2. Mango Pleated Sheer Shirt.  3. Mango Peplum Skirt.

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Cheers,

Chloe

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S1E13: Diane, Oversized Red Coat

All bundled up and covered in layers of wool, winter (or summer, if you’re in San Francisco like I am) can feel like a boring season for your wardrobe. Unless you have some statement outerwear pieces like Diane’s oversized red coat:

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Of course, at the time, it probably wasn’t considered oversized.

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1. Rachel Comey Shasta Coat. 2. Carven Summer 2013 Preview. 3. Jil Sander Fire Red Oversized Wool Coat. 4. Joseph Man Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat. 5. Marni Double Face Coat.

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S1E8 (follow-up 2): Carla, Fire Truck Red, & A Truce is Called

In Part III of Season 1, Episode 8, Sam forces Carla to spend an evening with Diane to see if they can make amends. Two things happen. 1) Carla gets Diane drunk and makes a fool of her (but eventually they see eye-to-eye and call a truce…for the time being). 2) Carla wears another fantastic outfit.

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According to Pantone, those pants would be considered “Fire Truck Red,” or in Carla’s case, the color of rage. Thanks to Band of Outsiders, Current/Elliott, Keds, Madewell, A.L.C., and Carven, there are plenty of reds raging in today’s newest lines:

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1. Boy by Band of Outsiders Easy Shirt.  2. Keds x Madewell Sungarden Sneakers.  3. Current/Elliott Skinny Trouser.  4. Eileen Fisher ‘Step’ Oxford.  5. A.L.C. Relaxed Trousers. Far right: preview of Carven’s Summer ’13 line.

Here’s to making peace with your enemies (especially if that enemy is the color red)!

Cheers,

Chloe

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S1E2: Polo Shirts

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I used to hate polo shirts. For reasons aesthetic (they simply look too preppy), ancestral (members of my tribe haven’t exactly been welcomed into country clubs), and practical (I don’t even know how to ride a horse).

But then I found an old Lacoste polo at the thrift store (similar to Carla’s above). And truth be told, I like it. Why? It’s a toss-up. Either because it only cost a dollar, or perhaps because it is beat up, thinning, riddled with holes, and a men’s. And as a rule, vintage is almost always better than new, men’s shirts almost always better than women’s.

However, upon some heavy polo research (because of an accidental Wikipedia click I now know all the rules to the sport), it turns out there are a bevy of designers out there not only making new polo shirts for women, but breaking the mold and redefining what a polo shirt is. Whether patterned, textured, deconstructed, modern, or reimagined, these 16 polos will make you do a double-take. (Kind of like seeing a Jew at a country club.)

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1. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela polo.  2. Carven paisley print polo.  3. Leon & Harper polo in grey.  4. Lacoste L!VE half sleeve jersey striped polo in azurite blue. 5. American Appaarel Open Knit Tennis polo.  6. Dolce & Gabbana cotton wool blend polo.  7. Raquel Allegra polo.  8. Ralph Lauren Blue printed polo.  9. Dolce & Gabbana silk knit polo.  10. Stella McCartney polo in antique rose.  11. Hermes Vintage polo.  12. Leon & Harper polo in yellow floral.  13. Jil Sander navy stretch knit polo.  14. Jean Paul Gaultier fuzzi print tulle polo.  15. Antipodium sporting chance perforated polo.  16. Mossoni short sleeve polo in blue white.

And isn’t it JUST like Carla to make me rethink a lifetime’s ban of polos?

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Wildfox ‘Happy’ polo shirt

Here’s to polo shirts!

Cheers,

Chloe

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