How to wear culottes

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How to Wear...Culottes
They've come a long way since that voluminous pair you wore in grade school. To get the look right, choose a style that hits between the knee and the calf, wear a sleek top, and select shoes carefully: They should be as breezy as your culottes—check out the model's cork platforms or try a loafer or flatform sandal, and skip the pumps and stilettos!

Culottes, $295; Top, $188; Equipment, 646-277-6497. Bag, $365; Shoes, Michael Michael Kors, $145;
How to wear aquamarine

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How to Wear...Aquamarine
Cool blues are the hottest color of the season. Any aquamarine piece will give your wardrobe a boost, but wearing the shade in unexpected ways will really up the fashion factor.

Olive-colored cropped pants bring a pale trench and strappy heels down to earth.

Coat, $550; Top, $250; Pants, Lisette L MontreĢal, $112; Shoes, $128;
How to wear aquamarine at work

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Pair it with pastels instead of the usual neutrals for a fresh take on color blocking.

Suit jacket, $128, and pants, $79; Tank top, $168; Shoes, SJP, $395;
Aquamarine striped dress

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Special Occasion
A jewel-toned clutch and shoes add a surprising—and elegant—touch to a fit- and-flare dress.

Dress, Tadashi Shoji, $408; Bag, Diane von Furstenberg, $398; for similar styles. Shoes, $665;
How to wear a slit skirt

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How to Wear...a Slit Skirt
Yes, you can wear it without veering into Jessica Rabbit territory. Just remember these rules:

1. The skirt's already sexy, so keep the rest of your outfit modest. Pair the skirt with a button-down, not a cleavage-baring top.

2. This is not the time to choose a mini. Go knee-length or longer.

3. Shoes should have a little height to flatter the legs. Try stacked-heel sandals or wedges.

Skirt, $255; Top, $79; Belt, $98; Shoes, $298,