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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: Beach Formal

What may seem to be the biggest contradiction in dressing (Beachy?! Formal?!) proves to be rather fun when pairing a chic dress with quirky, seasonal accessories. READ MORE: Spice up your summer with these 20 midi skirts

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: Valentino

Valentino 'L'Amour' sandal ($1,401.67), at nordstrom.com. READ MORE: Overalls are the modern girl's little black dress

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: Deetz

Deetz green hibiscus dolly dress ($810 USD), at avenue32.com. READ MORE: The 25 best slide sandals of Summer 2015

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: Brixton

Brixton Myers hat ($80.06), at brixton.com. READ MORE: Incredible summer jewellery pieces under $25

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: White Tie

An elegant affair doesn't have to be dull: Invest in a classic column dress and show off your charm with refined yet fun details. READ MORE: Exclusive! Here's what Kendall Jenner has to say about her Topshop collab with Kylie

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From work to weddings: How to navigate a super strict dress code

Navigating strict dress codes: Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan You and Your Marriage embroidered clutch ($940 USD), at theoutnet.com. READ MORE: How to pull off the retro look at work

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Navigating strict dress codes: Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co pearl earrings ($290), at tiffany.ca. READ MORE: The new It items you need to know about now

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Navigating strict dress codes: Max Mara

Max Mara elegante terreno gown ($945 USD), at matchesfashion.com. READ MORE: 25 of the hottest summer shorts

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Navigating strict dress codes: Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi clear PVC patent leather pumps ($775), at lanecrawford.com. READ MORE: 7 #throwback accessories that are totally making a comeback right now

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Navigating strict dress codes: Black Tie

A chic, ankle-grazing gown in a refined and complexion-friendly hue will compel you to keep the shine alive with feminine, shimmering accessories. READ MORE: 10 ways to wear your Oxford shirt life a celebrity

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Navigating strict dress codes: Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins emerald maxi ($122), at thebay.com. READ MORE: 30 best flats you can buy now and wear all summer long

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Navigating strict dress codes: Oscar de La Renta

Oscar de la Renta feather heeled sandals ($654), at shopbop.com. READ MORE: 13 pairs of jelly sandals we can't stop dreaming about

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Navigating strict dress codes: Catbird Jewelry

Catbird Jewelry Mathilde the Swan ring ($3,200 USD), at catbirdnyc.com. READ MORE: 20 office fashion essentials every woman should own

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Navigating strict dress codes: Semi-Formal

For events that call for semi-formal dress, opt for fun-friendly attire. A danceable pair of heels is a must, and so is sticking with a trusty printed dress. Banish black for the evening: It's time to celebrate! READ MORE: Your ultimate guide to the best summer party dresses

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Navigating strict dress codes: Eggs

Eggs Trident dress ($187.74), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: How to wear this season's hottest trends

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Navigating strict dress codes: Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs big box leather trouble bag in blue ($1,696 USD), at modaoperandi.com. READ MORE: How to pose like a model in your party pics this season

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Navigating strict dress codes: Tabitha Simmons

Tabitha Simmons Leticia perforated leather block heel sandal ($399), at theseptember.com. READ MORE: 29 bold printed pieces you'll want to add to your closet

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Navigating strict dress codes: At the Office

New job? In need of a sartorial re-set button? Strict office environments may mean different rules, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun, too. Choosing exciting, wear-forever labels with edgy detailing and trendy silhouettes will work wonders on your confidence, and it won't hurt your A-game, either. READ MORE: 29 ways to make pastels edgy this summer

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Navigating strict dress codes: Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang cusp blazer ($645.00 USD), at helmutlang.com. READ MORE: 25 dance-inspired pieces to wear now

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Navigating strict dress codes: McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen sleeveless cotton blouse ($439.10), at mytheresa.com. READ MORE: 5 ways to spring clean your wardrobe

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Navigating strict dress codes: Aldo

Aldo Hogsed leather heel ($48.99), at aldoshoes.com. READ MORE: 12 ways to dress like you're in the south of France

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Navigating strict dress codes: Adam Lippes

Adam Lippes high-waisted pencil skirt ($790 USD), at adamlippes.com. READ MORE: How we're wearing the ELLE by RW&CO. summer dresses

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Navigating strict dress codes: Casual

From beach to ballroom, a casual summer event reads one thing: laid back. Feel your best in a breezy maxi dress and trendy gladiator flats – perfect for dancing, walking and having a blast. READ MORE: How to wear a crop top like Kendall Jenner

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Navigating strict dress codes: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney red neon-trimmed woven tote bag ($1,140), at ssense.com. READ MORE: 15 summer jumpsuits every fashion girl should own

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Navigating strict dress codes: Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh crisscross strap sandals ($29), at joefresh.com. READ MORE: 23 menswear pieces every woman should own

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Navigating a strict dress code: River Island

River Island red floral printed maxi dress ($70.00 USD), at riverisland.com. READ MORE: How to wear ripped denim like an off-duty fashion model

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Navigating strict dress codes: Date Night

A spiced-up date night calls for elements of elegance infused with effortless personal style. We're obsessed with cutouts this season: Take a page from our style book or rock the trend your way. READ MORE: Forever 21 teams up with Langley Fox Hemingway for an exclusive cool-girl collab

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Navigating strict dress codes: Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait macramé lace midi dress ($625 USD), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: 14 spring runway dresses you could actually wear to your wedding

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Navigating strict dress codes: J. Crew

J. Crew leather envelope clutch ($118 USD), at jcrew.com. READ MORE: The hottest bucket bags you need right now

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Navigating strict dress codes: Rupert Sanderson

Rupert Sanderson suede, leather and mesh pumps ($1.032), at stylebop.com. READ MORE: How to wear the crop top like a cool girl this weekend

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Navigating strict dress codes: Business casual

The trickiest to de-code, business casual often calls for dressier fare than one would think. Cover the majority of your foot with a d'orsay heel, and keep a cardigan around as an option for cooler, dressier days. READ MORE: 13 songs from the Spring 2015 runways to add to your playlist

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Navigating strict dress codes: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen crepe pencil skirt ($695 USD), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: The 25 best slide sandals of Summer 2015

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Navigating strict dress codes: Moncler Gamme Bleu

Moncler Gamme Bleu striped trim cardigan ($1,086.59), at farfetch.com. READ MORE: What to wear to every Canadian music festival this summer

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Navigating strict dress codes: Raey

Raey side-split crepe top $250, at matchesfashion.com. READ MORE: 15 cool iPhone cases you can take everywhere this summer

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Navigating strict dress codes: Vince

Vince aurelian kitten-heel leather pump ($385), at theseptember.com. READ MORE: Sunglasses under $50 that will make your summer

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