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Our favorite desk-to-dinner look: a shimmery tee and studded pencil skirt. The shapes are go-with-everything classic, the shine says spring 2013.
Top, Talbots, $59.50. Skirt, Talbots, $139. Belt, Express, $25. Shoes, Franco Sarto, $70. Clutch, Apt. 9, $49. Bangles, Lulu's, $19.
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A lightweight leather bomber in a hot hue will make everything in your closet look current.
Jacket, Prabal Gurung for Target, $200. Tee, Nautica, $22. Pants, Derek Lam for Kohl's, $54. Bag, Dooney & Bourke, $50. Shoes, Zara, $40. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $25.
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A golden trench is a wardrobe wonder. Ideal over any outfit from dresses to denim, the tailored topper adds a perfect dose of dazzle.
Trench, $75; skirt, $35; clutch, $30; heels, $50; all Duro Olowu for JCPenney. Turtleneck, WD.NY, $48.
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To make this classic color combo seem new, go for an ultrafeminine embroidered blouse and skirt with a flirty flounce. Lace-up heels add a bit of edge.
Top, $108; skirt, $78; belt, $44; all White House Black Market. Clutch, CelebBoutique, $79. Heels, Prabal Gurung for Target, $40.
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A pretty pastel layer underneath makes this lacy sheath feel modern, especially paired with accessories in bold citrus.
Dress, Maggy London, $148. Shoes, Prabal Gurung for Target, $40. Clutch, Prabal Gurung for Target, $35. Middle bangle, Prabal Gurung for Target, $17. Yellow bangles, Coldwater Creek, $40 each.
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How's this for math? Assorted colors + diagonal lines = super slimming. Pair with neutral accessories for a perfect wear-anywhere outfit.
Dress, Derek Lam for Kohl's, $70. Shoes, BCBGMaxAzria, $325. Bangles, R.J. Graziano, $45 each. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $65. Clutch, Nila Anthony, $58.
Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.