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Earning Your Stripes, Chilean Style

This season’s bright hues and bold stripes have your editors waxing nostalgic for the mild, sub-tropical climate and color-washed public spaces of Valparaiso, Chile.

Our inspiration: Local lore in Valparaiso (Valpo, if you’re in the know) says that boat painters used to place excess buckets on the docks, leaving townspeople free to coat their city with the saturated pigments. And speaking of saturated, what could be better for exploring one of Chile’s most vibrant places—or any warm-weather destination—than this Splendid stripe maxi dress. It’s flirty, cheery and ready when you are to paint the town red—or whatever color suits your fancy.

Jeff Powell