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What style of skirt would best suit my medium five-foot-five frame?

What luck! You have the ideal body type for a variety of the newest skirt styles. This season, the must-have (and most figure-flattering) style is a circle skirt. We love that it can camouflage large hips or a thick waist with its swingy A-line shape. And, at your height, you can wear skirts to just-below-the-knee. Another popular style for fall is the knee-length pencil skirt. Look for one in sexy satin, the season’s hottest fabric. Wear it with a sleek blazer and round-toed heels for a modern daytime option.

The majority of my wardrobe consists of black pants. As a teacher, I’m on my feet a lot, so my first priority is comfort-but I also want to look stylish. What kind of shoes should I buy?

Leave the square-toed shoes at the back of your closet (don’t worry, they’ll return next year). This season it’s all about the rounded toe. Aldo, Browns, Nine West and Town Shoes, all offer a variety of flats that are ideal for someone on their feet all day, from kitten-heel to high-heel options. Better yet, they come in many rich textures such as tweed and suede, with embellishments such as fringes, beading and embroidery.

I’m a little on the chubby side and would like to look slimmer for my 20th birthday. Are there any wardrobe tricks that can help?

Wearing dark fabrics is the key to slenderizing your look. Try pieces with jersey, which are forgiving and fall off the body. Avoid anything tightly fitted, unless it’s control-top underwear (this is the only garment that should be close to your body). I’d suggest a full, flowing pant or skirt that falls straight from the hip. Top it off with a chiffon shirt or a structured blazer (the perfect length is one that covers your derrière) to highlight your womanly curves.

I recently purchased a brown skirt suit. Besides brown, are there other shades of shoe I can wear?

Hurrah! Brown is the perfect shade for fall (a sophisticated alternative to basic black). Operating like a neutral, you can mix brown items with richly coloured footwear. Try deep shades of orange, wine, navy and emerald. TIP: Pair bold footwear with hosiery that matches your skin tone. When choosing colourful tones for your feet, keep the rest of the outfit simple – like a classic white shirt, ivory turtleneck or cardigan.

I recently purchased a brown skirt suit. Besides brown, are there other shades of shoe I can wear?

Hurrah! Brown is the perfect shade for fall (a sophisticated alternative to basic black). Operating like a neutral, you can mix brown items with richly coloured footwear. Try deep shades of orange, wine, navy and emerald. TIP: Pair bold footwear with hosiery that matches your skin tone. When choosing colourful tones for your feet, keep the rest of the outfit simple-like a classic white shirt, ivory turtleneck or cardigan.

I recently purchased a brown skirt suit. Besides brown, are there other shades of shoe I can wear?

Hurrah! Brown is the perfect shade for fall (a sophisticated alternative to basic black). Operating like a neutral, you can mix brown items with richly coloured footwear. Try deep shades of orange, wine, navy and emerald. TIP: Pair bold footwear with hosiery that matches your skin tone. When choosing colourful tones for your feet, keep the rest of the outfit simple – like a classic white shirt, ivory turtleneck or cardigan.

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