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3 Fashion Risks Worth Taking

3 Fashion Risks Worth Taking

In partnership with our friends at Simon G. Jewelry

If stepping out of your comfort zone in the name of experimentation seems like a hard sell, consider this: Taking a chance on, say, a skimpier riff on a cold-weather staple or opting for your everyday bag’s wild, candy-striped counterpart can crystalize into, if not a signature look, at least a frequent break from the status quo.

The Cropped Sweater

Layering a shrunken knit over a base (like a really great button-down) and tucking said base into anything high-waisted mimics a rib-cage-skimming look without the breeze.

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The Wash of Color

How to work vibrant, in-your-face hues into the everyday? Get familiar with the most neutral neutral of them all: camel. Its creamy earthiness helps bold colors pop.

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The Anti-Classic Bag

Muted stripes are the gateway print to color-blocking—a device that applies particularly well to handbags of all sizes.

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  4. Fabiana Pigna Blouse Fabiana Pigna Blouse
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  5. G. Label Paul Army Jacket G. Label Paul Army Jacket
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  6. Lee Matthews Skirt Lee Matthews Skirt
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