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A Little Bit Country

The days are long, the humidity is high, and all we want to do is kick back on the porch, listen to Patsy Cline, and pickle something . . . later.

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    Essentials Only — We might have been campers the last time we could fit everything in a bag this size. Getting back to basics looks—and feels—so good. Mini canvas bag ($280), by J.W. Hulme Co., from Il Vostro Boutique
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    No Sleeves, Please — Plaid shirts are the epitome of comfort, but in a tank top plaid looks sexy sweet. Tank top ($76), by Rails, from Roe Wolfe
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    Hot Dog or Burger? — Nothing wrong with serving up the classics for your summertime get-togethers. Vintage condiment holder ($9) and barbecue book ($16), from Up Six Vintageintage
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    Giddyup — Not just for cattle calls. Consider this a cool cousin to the floppy sun hat. The airy, textured finish makes it modern. Cowboy hat ($32), by Billabong, from Hot Mama
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    Hot Dog or Burger? — Nothing wrong with serving up the classics for your summertime get-togethers. Vintage condiment holder ($9) and barbecue book ($16), from Up Six Vintage
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    Dressed for Anything — Summer dresses are the solution for looking stylish in the heat. Wear this one to a picnic or add a cardigan for the office. Dress ($216), by HighOver U, from Il Vostro Boutique
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    Mad for plaid — We love a swatch of plaid at the picnic table. These are classic, and yet more daring than a checked tablecloth. Coasters ($16.95 for four), from General Store of Minnetonka
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    Can It — Grandma would have a good chuckle if she knew that canning was cool again. Label kits ($5.95–$12.95), by Meri Meri, from Sur La Table
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    Strut Your Stuff — Pairing cowboy boots with jeans is expected. Try a sundress or—if you dare—cutoff shorts instead. Cowboy boots ($298), by Corral Vintage, from Quince
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    Lights Out — When the kids can’t pitch a tent in the backyard, let them camp out inside. Lantern nightlight ($14.95), by Midwest/CBK, from General Store of Minnetonka
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    Tea time — As durable as it is distinct, marble enamelware is perfect for the cabin. Teakettle and cups ($4.90–$49.95), from General Store of Minnetonka
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    Raise ’Em Up — Thanks to Betty Draper, high-rise shorts are making a comeback. Tie a blouse at the waist to complete the look. Vintage shorts ($26), from Lula Vintage Wear

  • General Store of Minnetonka, 14401 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, 952-935-7131, generalstoreofminnetonka.com
  • Hot Mama, eight metro locations including 3914 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-8255, shopmama.com
  • Il Vostro Boutique, 5045 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-920-3167, ilvostroboutique.com
  • Lula Vintage Wear, 1587 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-4110, lulavintagemn.com
  • Quince, 850 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-9900, quincegifts.com
  • Roe Wolfe, Village at Mendota Heights, 750 Main St., Suite 107, Mendota Heights, 651-330-4434, roewolfe.com
  • Sur La Table, 3901 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-656-0045, surlatable.com
  • Up Six Vintage, 157 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-917-0470

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