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Good Stuff: All American

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Photo by Becca Sabot; Styling by Elizabeth Doyle

July hits and suddenly we’re seeing fireworks, craving apple pie, and heading out to play ball. That notion of the quintessential American summer is influencing what we want to wear and how we accessorize—well beyond the ballpark.

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No.1

Snuggle Up. For those cool nights in the bleachers. Cotton/acrylic throw ($115, plus $15 for monogramming), from Grand Frames on Excelsior, 4617 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-303-3411


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No.2

No Sweat. A sweatshirt you can dress up and take out on the town. Crew neck sweatshirt ($135), by Howlin’ by Morrison, from Askov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925


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No.3

Tied Together. A summer scarf can turn a T-shirt into an outfit. Scarf ($68), by BCBG, from Macy’s, seven metro locations including Southdale Center, 952-924-6600


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No.4

Batter Up.For those who appreciate design as much as a line drive, this bat is handcrafted in Minneapolis. Bat ($130), by Solid Manufacturing Co., also from Askov Finlayson


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No.5

Kick It. We’re loving the new sneaker/oxford hybrid for summer. Women’s chambray oxford ($60), by Keds, also from Macy’s


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No.6

Defining Cap. No matter your team allegiances, we’re northerners at heart. Baseball cap ($34), also from Askov Finlayson


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No.7

7. Think Positive. A good attitude fits any style. Decorative pillow ($49.95), by Peking Handicraft, also from Grand Frames


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No.8

Sporty Sweet. Zooey Deschanel teamed up with iconic American designer Tommy Hilfiger for a ’60s-inspired collection of summer dresses that celebrate the red, white, and blue. Dress ($169.50), by Tommy Hilfiger, also from Macy’s


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No.9

Uniformly Fun. Play with pinstripes, even when getting dressed for the office. Socks ($12), by Happy Socks, also from Askov Finlayson


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No.10

Arm Candy. Red can make a big impact in small doses, especially with studs. Leather bracelet ($325), by Ronald Pineau, from Pumpz & Company, Galleria, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com

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No.11

Cross-Country. This scratch-off map makes it easy to keep track of places you’ve been. (Great for a kid’s room!) Map ($21), from Honeyshine, 2720 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-377-7300


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