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1. Try the season's skinny flare trousers

One of the coolest things about this sexy, '70s-inspired shape: It makes your legs seem a mile long.
• Choose a pair with stretch that's fitted through the thigh.
• The hem should graze the floor to underline the effect.
• Keep the proportions up top slim, simple, and tailored.
2. Create drama with a big collar

A jacket with architectural flair lends an element of romance—and also happens to be great for playing down a bigger bust or a thick torso.
• Choose a motorcycle or peacoat style that hits just below the waist.
• Counter the collar's volume with a slick mini or pencil skirt.
• Shoes should have a tough vibe—they'll anchor the entire look.
3. Add a pop of color

One bright shade—in a small dose—energizes all this sleekness.
• The colorful item must maintain the same streamlined silhouette.
• Avoid prints—put one on and we're not talking minimal anymore.
• Razor-sharp tailoring is key for the other pieces in the outfit.
4. Go for leather

Both luxe and badass, it provides texture and instant complexity.
• Choose a piece that's thin and supple to maintain a slim line.
• Though a skirt or pants are an always wise investment, consider something unexpected, like a dress.
• Fit is key; keep things body-skimming.
5. Break it up with something sheer

Used as a layer, a translucent shirt brings a hit of sex appeal (without actually revealing a thing).
• Black is the best bet, since it's still restrained and elegant.
• Skip anything tight—the shape should be loose and oversize.
• For the boldest effect, wear it over white.