Photo: Chris Eckert/ Studio DTone on Tone
Wearing tone on tone is no different from head-to-toe black: You're creating a line with a single palette-in this case, dusty teal.
Keep the color quiet. You don't want to be mistaken for a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.
When in doubt, go for a nude shoe.
(Pants, Diane von Furstenberg, $298; dvf.com)
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Control the amount of color you're showing with a long tunic, jacket, or, as shown here, poncho.
Neutrals look lovely against color. Consider charcoal, camel, even a deep aubergine.
Balance a skinny silhouette on the bottom with a looser, more flowing top.
(Pants, Rebecca Taylor, $295; 212-243-2600)
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Photo: Chris Eckert/ Studio DMetallics
There's a time to blend in and a time to stand out. If you really want to light up a room, don't pair a shiny top with black; brightly colored pants have lots more pop.
Wider cut, boot-leg pants actually slim hips.
The higher the heel, the longer-looking the legs.
(Pants, Timo Weiland, $228; barneys.com)
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