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GET CREATIVE WITH HOW YOU SHOW SKIN
With one very short turtleneck Tom Ford dress and a pair of matching thigh-high peep-toes, suddenly made cutouts, crop-tops and plunging necklines seem like old news. (She also made us want to dust off our Thigh Masters.)
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DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR
Play-it-safe basic black is for backup dancers. This leading lady mixes brights, combining an orange-and-creamsicle bustier with a high-waisted lime Topshop skirt and color-block Jil Sander sandals, for a very double-tappable outfit.
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NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A RED LIP
A classic shade – even without a stitch of other makeup – elevates the most laid-back ensembles. Perfect for those days when you’re feeling more “leggings and a tee” than, you know, “sparkly gown and heels.”
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WHEN IT COMES TO JEWELRY, MORE IS MORE
Before leaving the house, always put on one more accessory? Yep, Bey wears enough pieces to fill an entire jewelry box. And no, we’re not going to say something like, the key to pulling it off is a casual outfit. Because accessorizing like crazy works with a formal look too.
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HATS. LEARN TO LOVE 'EM
Dapper wide-brim fedoras. Flat-brim snapbacks. Cheeky cat-ear baseball caps. The singer seems to have never met a topper she doesn’t like. And you know it’s not because she has that many bad hair days.
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REMEMBER: COVERING UP CAN BE SEXY
Sparkly minis don’t really work with your lifestyle? No worries, because Mrs. Carter has taught us that not showing a lot of skin can still make a statement if you pick the right clothes. For the record, the right clothes in this case are a Givenchy sequin-sleeve sweatshirt, maroon J Brand leather leggings and over-the-knee Christian Dior boots.
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INVEST IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL WIND MACHINE
We know, this seems excessive. But a dress always looks better when it’s billowing and long hair always looks good when there’s movement. (And if your coworkers call you a diva for having the fan set up in your office, know that it’s because they’re just jealous.)