101 American Style Ideas

We often take it for granted, but American style is always easy, never forced.
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What The Andrews Sisters might wear now: Army fatigues with a flapper's finish

Breathe life into CLASSIC KHAKI COLORS with lush shearlings and EMBELLISHED accessories.
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EVENING STAR: Look for formalwear with shiny grommets instead of sequins.

Dress $475, Vera Wang Lavender Label; (212) 382-2184.
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CASUAL GLAM: Top a '20s-style designer skirt with an easy-to-wear flak jacket.

Jacket $125, J.Crew; jcrew.com.
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Clutch $550, Diane von Furstenberg; (212) 753-7300.
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Top $268, AKA New York; intermixonline.com.
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Shoes $930, Christian Louboutin for 3.1 Phillip Lim; (212) 396-1884.
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Skirt $595, 3.1 Phillip Lim (212) 334-1160.
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Cape $795, Gryphon New York; (212) 764-3059.
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Necklace $465, Marquis & Camus; marquiscamus.com.
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Belt $77, 213 Industry; (213) 765-0701.

Pants $175, DKNY; dkny.com for stores.
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Wallets $95 each, Be & D at Tallulah G; (702) 932-7000.
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Top $198, Gant; (212) 813-9170.
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Boots approximately $198, Gap; gap.com.
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Watch $135, Tommy Hilfiger Watches; macys.com.
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Bag $348, Cole Haan; colehaan.com.
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Mighty floral prints and strong-shoulder blouses give feminine elegance a new edge

Tiptoe around traditional styles by MIXING PATTERNS with modern textured fabrics.
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POWER DRESSING: A statement cardigan is 2009's answer to last year's boyfriend blazer.

Cardigan $298, Trina Turk; (212) 206-7383.
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Clutch $195, BR Monogram; bananarepublic.com.
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Watch $295, Badgley Mischka Timepieces; (310) 248-3750.
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Coat $498, Tommy Hilfiger; (646) 638-4812.
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Scarf $79, Adrienne Landau; intermixonline.com.
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Lipstick $22.50, Julie Hewett in Film Noir; juliehewett.com.
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Shoes price upon request, Manolo Blahnik for Carolina Herrera; (212) 582-3007.
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Bangles $105 each, Vita; chickdowntown.com.
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BODY SKIMMER: A slim sheath dress makes conservative plaid look sexy.

Dress $525, DKNY; dkny.com for stores.
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Top $271, Twinkle by Wenlan; twinklebywenlan.com.
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Shoes $345, L.A.M.B. at Solutions; (949) 650-0479.
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Watch $55, AK Anne Klein; nordstrom.com.
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Top $980, Jason Wu at Ikram; (312) 587-1000.
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Skirt $118, Victor for Victor Alfaro; bonton.com.
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