Getting Graphic

FORGET BASIC BLACK. BRING OUT THE PRINTS AND STAND OUT IN THE CROWD.

GEOMETRIC PRINTS ARE YOUR TICKET TO STARDOM THIS holiday season. Large, small, or abstract, the more eye-popping the pattern, the better. Geometric shapes show up on everything, from blouses to shirtdresses to shoes. Whether you’re going to a dinner party or out on the town, sexy is the way to go.
Slinky wrap dresses make a comeback, adding a feminine touch to your wardrobe. Halter-tops that tie around the waist are an essential for the girl who likes to be seen. Leather is back in a big way, but not just in black. Soft earth tones and bold colors, such as raspberry and purple, add a little rock-star glamour to your closet. Patterned leather in any color is also a big hit. Pair a knee-length crocodile skirt with a loose blouse for a sexy, sophisticated look. Glam up a sexy halter-top with form-fitting leather pants, or pair an asymmetrical top with a knee-length skirt for the subtle, girl-next-door look. Loose-hanging, skin-baring blouses and hip-clinging pants come together for a sultry look.
Even though you’ve wrapped yourself in patterns galore, don’t forget to accessorize. Pair bold prints with the biggest gold hoop earrings you can find, then pile on the bangle bracelets. Gold, copper, and bronze jewelry add a chic richness to your attire, and chandelier earrings and waterfall necklaces are must-haves for any glam girl.
Color also makes a comeback on the face. Bold shades add drama to the eyes and metallic lipsticks provide a soft shimmer to the lips. Add a healthy dose of attitude, and you’ll be the hit of the holiday season. -Shelly Grimes.

LAUREN IS WEARING:
Parallel geometric-print halter-top, $85jTootsie’s; Laundry by Shelli Segal leather pants in camel, $298jSaks Fifth Avenue; Betsey Johnson gold bracelet, $40jBetsey Johnson, Galleria.

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