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Tasteful Nudes
This season on the runway, it was all shades of khaki, all the time—on everything from classic trenches to high-waisted trousers.

Trenchcoat, $99, Marshalls stores; White pants, $60,

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Shirt and Sweet
With unexpected sleeve details, a wardrobe workhorse doesn’t have to be boring.

From left: Shirt, Ellen Tracy, $80,; Shirt, $40,; Shirt, $98,

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Sleek Slides
These polished but easy slip-ons will be your go-to footwear.

Slides, $79,

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Standout Strap
For an instant handbag update, rock an embroidered or embellished guitar-style strap.

Cross-body, $90,

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Pearl Jam
There's nothing June Cleaver about subtly edgy adornments that elevate basics without sparkle overload.

(Center) Dress, Eva Mendes Collection at New York & Company, $85,; (Right) Sandal, Marc Fisher, $89,

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The freshest way to look shipshape: seaworthy stripes combined with chinoiserie attitude.

Clockwise from top right: Bomber jacket, American Eagle Outfitters, $90,; Top, Michael Michael Kors, $88,; Mule, $69,

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Geometry Lesson
The key to mixing motifs: Find a common color and keep accessories neutral.

Blouse, $89,; Skirt, $79,

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Pendant Necklace
Swap your chunky statement style for a singular bauble, and add flair to both casual and dressy outfits.

Necklace, $44,

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Gayle's favorite color is everywhere this season. Try it in a flattering flared dress.

Dress, Moon River, $88,

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Graphic Content
Designers are sending a message with logos and slogan tees. Top yours with a blazer for a grown-up spin.

(Left) T-shirt, Guess, $39,