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Consider Fancy Pants
Pants can be just as elegant and dressy as skirts. The key is to pair them with the right shoes. Try patterned pants and jeweled flats. Or choose dark blue jeans (without contrasting seams, for a more formal vibe) and pair them with snazzy heels.

Jeans, $118; Pump, $895; Pants, $119; Flat, $975;