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Cute, easy, and classy - that's what this look is all about! It can be easily styled for either a day at the office or a night on the town. It's extremely easy to replicate, and also simple to make your own. Let's hop right in, shall we?

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The trench coat is by far my favorite piece of the entire ensemble. You can never go wrong with a timeless khaki trench coat. They are good for all occasions - school, travel, work, play... anywhere! I also am in love with the lines of this coat. Instead of highlighting your waist, they draw away from it, creating a cohesive, clean-cut look.

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A blouse on a black skirt is also an instant classic. You can pair a blouse from any season with a black skirt, and I guarantee you it will work. It's classy, but it can also be fun and edgy depending on how you wear it.

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Next: shoes - one of my favorite subjects :) I found these gems at DSW 4 years ago, while on the hunt for Homecoming shoes. In fact, I have a second pair in a different color. The other ones, pink, red, and gold, are more difficult to dress down, but definitely bring the va-va voom factor, if need be. This pair, on the other hand, is a twist on the average nude heel. They are extremely comfortable and give the outfit extra pizazz.

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Additionally, a silver bracelet adds a little "je ne sais quoi" to an outfit. In other words, it completes it. This particular bracelet comes from Pandora. Though I only have one charm on it now, I hope to expand my collection in the coming years!

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You could make this outfit more work appropriate by adding pearls or a dangly pair, but I thought these studs made for a happy medium - classic with a twist!

Shirt: Banana Republic (similar) Skirt: Boden (similar) Shoes: DSW (Kelly & Katie) Bracelet: Pandora Earrings: Charming Charlie (similar)

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