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Test-Driving Uniqlo and Lemaire’s Brightest Color

Welcome back to Editor's Picks, a Friday series profiling the buys our editors are obsessed with. Previously, Racked's fashion assistant Nia Porter shared how to style off-the-shoulder tops; today she's back with a colorful update on a closet staple.

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"Ever since I made the move from New Orleans to New York, I've preferred a more minimal look — simple cuts in muted, dark colors. Minimalism just seems more grown-up, and who doesn't want to be taken seriously in such a big city? But recently, I've realized you can still embrace minimalism without saying goodbye to color.

I fell in love with this poppy red cashmere turtleneck from the recent collaboration between Uniqlo and Lemaire the second I saw it in the store. It'll add a bit of color to my fall wardrobe of blacks and creams, and help me break out of my monochromatic shell. Staying true to my minimalist style, I paired it with wool trousers from the same collection."

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Uniqlo and Lemaire turtleneck, $129 (similar, $70), and cropped wool trousers, $60.

About Nia

Get to know our fashion assistant.

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Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Best vacation of all time: A trip to Tulum, Mexico with my brother and sister for my 21st birthday.

On my playlist right now: "Hallucinogen" by Kelela, "Tough Love" by Jessie Ware, and Coldplay's entire Rush of Blood to the Head album.

Fall beverage of choice: A glass of water loaded with Vitamin C — cold season is upon us, guys.

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