For some, summer means super-preppy mode: lobster rolls, canvas totes, Nantucket red and boat shoes. There鈥檚 something about New England that screams Americana, which translates fully into summer prep style. While the uber stylish聽Louise Roe is British, she managed to pull off a super solid聽New England-inspired outfit in a recent Instagram that has a neat little hack you should borrow for your summer fun.

The television host and fashion journalist is totally giving off Cape Cod vibes (despite being in California in this particular pic!) in this chambray dress and cable-knit sweater combo 鈥 that鈥檚 right, it鈥檚 a dress! Look closely under the sweater鈥檚 neck and you鈥檒l see it. While Louise might have just put on the chunky knit because she was cold, the top layer turned into the perfect preppy outfit, complete with tortoiseshell sunglasses and a messy bun.

If you鈥檙e looking to add聽a warmer layer out on the water, just grab your favorite shirt dress and add a turtleneck 鈥 not a crew neck 鈥 to pull off that elusive perfect skirt-sweater combo. Bonus: During transitional seasons, like fall, this will 100 percent be a go-to staple as you try to get that last bit of hint-of-summer sunlight.

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