Sheer Blue Dress at Arcadia Vintage

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Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Airy dresses are a must-have when it comes to summer duds -- in fact they made the cut for Butter Toast Boutique co-owner Traci Nelson's list of summer fashion must-haves. Granted, this lightly layered navy dress by Patra isn't floral. But we think that'll make it worthy of transitioning into your fall and winter wardrobes -- a perennially fashionable piece.

Where: Arcadia Vintage

Cost: $16.90

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