spring fashion

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The Skirt That Looks Good on Everyone
The midi-skirt is one of the trickiest trends to get right: If the hemline is just an inch or two off, you're in dowdy-ville. But the midi can work no matter your height: Just choose a style (no dirndls please!), add a sleek top, and make sure your skirt hits no more than five inches below your knee.

If you're on the fence, buy a cheaper midi—you can always have it altered to a shorter length if you decide later you don't like it.

4 midiskirts that flatter every shape (and the shoes to pair with them)
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Not Your Typical Spring Fare
Think tweed, leather and suede are just for frosty months? Here's how to make them warm-weather-worthy with a twist.

3 ways to wear leather and suede this spring

3 ways to wear tweed this spring
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Ankle-Strap Shoes
Unless you have shapely calves and ankles, shoes with ankle detail are tricky to wear. But the trend is definitely everywhere this season, so whether your legs are thick or thin, I've found the shoes that will make the most of what you've got. Let the gams begin!

Cankle-free ways to wear ankle-strap shoes
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Our Favorite New Color: Green
From lime to mint to forest, verdant shades are having a fashion moment.

9 gorgeous green great buys under $100
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Trend Alert
From the Little Knit Dress (pictured here) to structured jackets, we've got the hottest looks to try this season—and a few you're better off avoiding.

8 trends you must try this season (and 4 to skip)
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Hot Launch: Aerin
I'm crazy about this new lifestyle brand by Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of the legendary cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. These pretty shoes are sophisticated and worldly, and are a perfect match for everything from flowy skirts to cocktail dresses to jeans.

Shoes, $298; Aerin, Piperlime.com.

3 more fashion launches we can't stop talking about
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Love That! How to Mix Casual and Fancy
I saw a lot of the high-low trend at the spring fashion shows, and it's a great way to get more mileage out of your day and evening pieces. Here's how to pull it off without looking mismatched.

Hot to wear khakis, flats and a sweatshirt in the evening
spring trends

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Globe-trotter Chic
Earthy stones, metallic accents, and unique prints look even better in artfully layered ensembles.

10 globe-trotter chic great buys under $100

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How to Wear Daytime Lace
Traditionally an evening fabric, lace can look cheaparoo in daylight. Here's how to wear it well.

3 ways a lace sheer top, pencil skirt and striped dress
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The Look for Less: Sophie Theallet for The Limited
The Vibe: Very French.

The line is cut for shapelier figures, the sleeves offer extra coverage, and the color range makes it easy to find the perfect shade.

$118, thelimited.com
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The Look for Less: Derek Lam for Kohl's
The Vibe: California cool.

These are easy, breezy pieces in fantastic colors and silhouettes that never go out of style.

$88; kohls.com
Spring fashion

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From the Runway to the O-Way: It's a Mod, Mod World
One rule I have about '60s-inspired dressing: Do not wear it head-to-toe; mix retro pieces with modern elements. Also consider skipping the trend entirely if you watched Goldie Hawn in Laugh-In the first time around—this look is more Kate Hudson.

6 black-and-white pieces for spring
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Love That! Tropical Prints
I'm crazy about the island-print trend—it's just so fun! The bright patterns and colors let you take a journey without leaving your hometown. But remember, a little goes a long way, so choose one tropical piece and keep everything else simple.

7 ways to wear tropical prints

Next: The spring makeup O-wards