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Why let shirts have all the fun when it comes to patterns? Opt for tailored styles and pair with solid separates. Feeling bold? Mix in a second print like Olivia Palermo did (via her heels) at the Topshop/Unique Spring show.
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Speaking of printed kicks, versions like ‘s Dolce & Gabbana daisy wedges promise to be big this season. They’re fun, whimsical and, best of all, make a worn-a-million-times LBD look fresh and new.
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Easter-inspired shades, like ‘s sparkly, blush Diane von Furstenberg frock, are surprisingly easy to wear – and they provide a striking visual contrast to dark neutrals, like a black blazer.
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Get more mileage out of your gleamy pieces by wearing them before the sun sets – just play down the glam factor by pairing the item with casual denim and a slouchy tee, à la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
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Lucy Liu proves she’s ahead of the style curve by rocking a dress with detailed cutouts at the Indie Spirit Awards. The look is decidedly edgy, but when applied to classic staples like a full skirt, it’s feminine and even office appropriate.
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Trade your black topper for one in a bright, unexpected color – like yellow or the tangerine hue Olivia Palermo wears during London Fashion Week.
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CLUTCHES THAT POP
Breathe new life into an all-black winter wardrobe by adding ultra-bright accessories. We love Paz Vega’s choice of an oversize neon clutch paired with an otherwise monochromatic ensemble.
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The standby wardrobe staple graduates from sailor-chic tees to allover graphic glam, as demonstrates in her zigzag-print Kenzo cocktail dress at a Berlin event.
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L.A. resident shows off the perfect transitional outfit with a Pencey knit dress – but those in cooler climates can look equally adorable by wearing the mini with tights and knee-high boots.
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Adding a sexy twist to the maxi dress craze, dares to bare (nearly) all in a high-slit, plunging sage-green gown in London. Tone down the look by throwing a long-sleeve crewneck over the dress and letting your legs do all the talking.
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A perennial favorite, this season’s sexy tuxedo looks thoroughly modern with a fitted, cropped pant and a lacy top (like Bocanegra ensemble in Beverly Hills) to keep the ensemble from veering into too-masculine territory.
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Miniskirt, maximum impact! combines flirty with fierce in a pleated Alice + Olivia mini, which will work well into the spring.
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