See, this is why it’s way easier to switch places with a twin who doesn’t live in the same city as you. Miscommunications abound as Emma tries to figure out what, exactly, Sutton’s been up to. First, she has to impersonate her twin in a police interrogation. Unfortch, she totally wasn’t there when Derek and Ethan fought (TO THE DEATH!) and has to lie to the police. Alec’s not buying it, though. He’s distracted making out with Cordelia Annie Rebecca, so Emma’s safe for now. Meanwhile back on the farm, Ethan takes Sutton to his father’s ranch to hide out. Somewhere in the midst of all this dramz, Laurel makes a sparkly debut with her country band (and hooks up with Justin). And then Emma totally comes clean to Mads!!

 

So, Ethan takes Sutton to his father’s ranch, and Sutton’s like:

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But Ethan’s totally serious. Sutton’s going from Magic Closet to hangin’ with the Whitehorse menz in their natural habitat.

We’ve got Papa Whitehorse:

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The source of Ethan’s handsome face as well as his affinity for plaid. (PS, this guy is apparently also from the Twilight movies, so does this mean Ethan’s a werewolf now too?)

 

And then Ethan, whose plaid outfits suddenly make sense when we realize he was raised on a farm. This sort of beige jacket doesn’t make sense when you’re hanging out in downtown Phoenix, but on Whitehorse Farm? Ethan’s kinda working it:

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Yeah, I’m looking at you, handsome.

 

Sutton makes the most of her new environs, first modelling an outfit that fits her well (but unfortunately belonged to Ethan’s long-lost mother, so that got kinda awkward)

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Still, we can see here that Ethan got the plaid-shirt gene from both of his parents, so he’s really helpless to resist.

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Ethan bleeds plaid, I think.

 

Sutton is nothing if not adaptable, and she quickly gets her farmgirl chic on. Love the plaid shirt, cute jeans, nice jacket… I can just picture her picking out the best pieces from the Only Store On The Rez.

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Also? The braids are cute, but possibly overkill. I think she’s aiming for carefree farmgirl, but she’s landed somewhere around Pippi Longstocking.

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And I guess she also got the memo about Chambray Week

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… or the wardrobe department got a killer deal at Chambray World or something. Anyway, she’s working the farmgirl look and it’s a nice change from daytime sequins and blazers.

 

Speaking of, Laurel gets to rock both this week! Actually, Laurel owned this episode, fashion-wise.

First, to answer the question “What to wear when your sister’s being interrogated about the murder of her BFF’s boyfriend” Laurel answers: French schoolgirl from the 60s!

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Love EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS! I was like the screencap paparazzi for this whole scene. OMG yellow fitted cardigan! (SNAP) Black neckerchief! (SNAP) Bow barrette in her hair! (SNAP SNAP!)

 

Check out her oh-so-French joie de vivre later, sans sweater.

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Love the swingy skirt, LOVE the feminine blouse, love the loose curls… this is possibly my fave Laurel outfit EVER. And she wore it to the police station! I LOVE HER.

 

Sadly, there isn’t anywhere to go from a fashion high like this except down… and in Lauren’s case, it’s down to capri-length shiny cargo pants with wedges, a white blazer, and lingerie-inspired cami:

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Those pants are NO. Combined with the shoes, it turns into OH HELL, NO.

 

At least her top half is cute:

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… but for school? Really?

 

Then again, this show exists in a world where boys can proclaim REVENGE (!!!) on your family one week, and everything’s peachy the next week. Also, where 16-year-old boys dress like flight attendants:

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Anyway, for Lauren’s big show (and did everybody else breathe a sigh of relief when they saw her band was more Taylor Swift and less Taylor Momsen? I was worried another adorbs blond younger sibling was going off the rails, but I should know better than to doubt Laurel.)

So sparkley!

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This dress was to die for. The striped sequins were in a kind of wave pattern and it worked perfectly for her on-stage performance. I could totally see Taylor Swift rocking this look.

 

And then, channeling her 60s French Chanteuse aesthetic from a few weeks ago, apres-gig Laurel sported the most AMAZEBALLS TRENCH EVER EVER EVER.

See, from the front it’s like, “So what? I’m just a classy grey trench. No big deal.”

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And then from the back?

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RUFFLES! RUFFLES! SO MANY RUFFLES!

Want this coat. Need this coat. I could almost see Kate Middleton wearing something like this.

 

How is Laurel, the youngest person on this show, also the best-dressed week after week? She even puts a girlie twist on her casualwear:

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Those are ruffles on her shoulders, you guys. The necklace is simple but casual enough to go with the outfit (but we already knew Laurel’s the accessories queen).

Can I just say that Justin is nowhere near good enough for this girl.