I received the spring L.L. Bean Signature catalog in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and fell head over heels for their cotton madras dress ($79, free shipping and L.L. Bean’s no questions lifetime guarantee). Signature is a relatively new label that features vintage- and L.L. Bean archive-inspired designs that embrace an outdoor leisure lifestyle. Generally, I have always loved the men’s line (I have bought many things for my husband here) but have found the women’s line less appealing/more difficult to wear–until now!
A fantastic colorway in a comfortable, cute and somewhat sporty style, wearing it would without a doubt get you in the cabin-state-of-mind no matter where you are. This dress is at the top of my list for this season, and I’ve put together a couple sets featuring some other L.L. Bean items to transition it from early spring (its currently snowing in Chicago) to summer at the cabin.
1. commuter trench, LL Bean; 2. l’autre chose moccasins in brown, Yoox; 3. navy modal wool rib tights, TopShop; 4. vintage metal field watch, L.L. Bean Signature; 5. selima sophia sunglasses in bronzed beige, J.Crew; 6. niagara falls beaded belt, Knus
7. linen/modal cardigan in coastal dune, L.L. Bean Signature; 8. wide braided belt, J.Crew; 9. keaton sunglasses, Rag & Bone; 10. twist wooden bangle, Cocoheishe.com; natural wood bangle in cedar, thewoodlot.etsy.com; 12. thin braid hurache in green, urban outfitters; 13. canvas/leather hobo bag, L.L. Bean Signature