Photo: Diego Uchitel

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Opposites Attract
The key to combining simple pieces and fancier ones: balance. A nubby cable-knit sweater tempers the drama of a voluminous pleated skirt with tulle underlay. "I love this skirt," Longoria says. "But I asked, 'Where do you wear this?' And someone said, 'Everywhere!'" And to that we say, why not?

Sweater, Vince, $465. Skirt, Brunello Cucinelli. Earrings, Ten Thousand Things.

Beauty Highlight
For Longoria's lived-in look, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves first applied a smoothing product to her damp hair and rough-dried it with just a blow-dryer and his hands. He spritzed a heat-protectant spray (try L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray, $5) on dry hair instead of hairspray and added super-easy waves with a flatiron. He lightly brushed over just the top layer of her hair to soften the texture a bit. Completing the look was all Longoria: Paves had her shake her hair, flip it and let the strands fall where they may.