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LOW-HEEL ANKLE BOOTIES
You love your sky-high boots, but holiday shopping is so much more comfortable in kicks that are closer to ground level. Saint Laurents have the height of a kitten heel, but the edge of a moto boot, making them perfect for black skinnies and a leather jacket.
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A WIDE-BRIM FELT HAT
Sorry, Hollywood hipsters, but the beanie has been replaced by the cozy winter topper seen on . (Be sure to opt for a dark color so it doesn’t look like you have seasonal confusion disorder and are headed to the beach.)
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Can we get a hallelujah for not having to wear sleeveless cocktail dresses to all those holiday parties? , and have all given us another option with their formal looks featuring see-through material at the arms.
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Good news for those of you who invested in calf-hair pieces this past fall: The trend has staying power. If you haven’t yet, a leather tote with a calf-hair panel, like Alessandra Ambrésio’s Michael Kors and the look for less below, is a good baby step for those trying the fad for the first time.
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It used to be that we wouldn’t dream of packing for a trip and not including dark-wash jeans. But our new suitcase staple is a pair of second-skin pants like Rag & Bone pair. They go with everything, they’re slimming and if you go faux (we do), they’re really affordable.
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There’s one very simple key to making these work: Wear them with heels, as and Duchess Catherine do, not with sneakers as Melanie Griffith in Working Girl did.