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Q. I’m going to a Winter Wedding and want to wear a pair of pink pants, they are lined so they were meant for Winter, will wear them with brown boots, is this OK?  And what color top should I wear?

A. As you can tell from our site, we are huge fans of pink and brown paired together. However, the combination of pink pants and brown boots just sounds too casual to be worn to a wedding, even an informal one. If you are going to wear pants, they should be a dressy style like a tuxedo pant or a dressy black pant, and worn with dressy pieces like evening shoes and a sequin jacket or lace top.

If you feel that your pink pants are dressy enough to wear to a wedding, then pair them with a strappy heel instead of your boots. Silver, gray, gold or even black shoes would work. The top, of course, would depend on the shoes you choose, but look for something that will add an evening feel to your look.

Here is one way to dress up your pants for the wedding:

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Q. I received a pair of Stuart Weitzman Leopard boots for Christmas and am wondering what would look best with them. I am heading to LA for the Grammys and would love to bring them along. I don’t want to do something overpowering. Any suggestions?

A. Lucky girl with a hot pair of boots and a trip to LA for the Grammys! Leopard print boots and shoes add an instant shot of chic to any look. Since you are looking for something low-key, let your shoes do the talking by pairing them with neutral monochromatic clothing pieces.

Since you didn’t specify whether your boots were short or tall, we created two looks for you using both styles, one that is casual and one that is dressy.

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Q. I bought a black, shrunken menswear vest last year from the Gap. I was wondering if they are still in style because I don’t see them in stores anymore. I was just wondering how I can wear it besides the basic very dressy outfit over a button up shirt.

A. Not only are they still in style, but menswear-inspired vests were all over the Spring 2010 runways. Here are some looks from the Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and L’Wren Scott shows.

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Menswear vests are also a favorite of such celebs as Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Cameron Diaz, Becki Newton and Jennifer Lopez. Here they show some stylish ways to wear your vest: over a feminine blouse or tank top paired with skinny pants and trousers, or worn bare with a skirt or paired with a pencil skirt. The great thing about the vest is you can add your own personal flair to the look.


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Get the look with these options in every price range:


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Q. I have to attend a formal dinner/dance (it’s been compared to a wedding) for my husband’s company. I have purchased this dress from Anthropologie. I was wondering if you could suggest what to wear with it. Because it is a work event, I wanted to wear a sweater or jacket over the dress to cover my arms for at least the beginning of the evening. I tried on a bunch of cardigans and jackets but because of where the dress cuts me in the middle, all of the things I tried on didn’t look right. Do you have any suggestions? I would also like jewelry, tights and shoes suggestions if you have them.

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A. Pretty dress! This style dress that has the look of a shirt tucked into a skirt, is a big trend this season. One of the freshest way to wear this dress is with a jacket or blazer, so you are in luck! Everything from a cropped jacket to a longer boyfriend-style blazer would look great with the dress. To give the dress a more formal look, try a jacket with sequins, velvet or a tuxedo style.

For jewelry, we recommend a short but striking necklace that won’t interfere with the delicate ruffles at the neckline, or you can skip the necklace and go for sparkly earrings. A cocktail ring or rhinestone cuff bracelet would pair well with a necklace or earrings. Warning: don’t wear all of these together!

Since this is a formal work event, it’s not really the best time to experiment with this season’s lace or textured tights trend. Instead, go for black hosiery paired with pretty black heels. Have fun!

Q. I’m dying over the new sequin blazer trend and want to buy one to wear to a few holiday parties. However, I don’t want to spend a lot on such a memorable piece. Can you recommend some options that are around $100?

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A. We’ll do even better than that - how about a few options for much less than $100! Here are several sequin blazers in various silhouettes that are well worth the money.



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