Take a load of this season's trends and timeless mainstays in ensembles where opposites do attract.
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Flower Power. Try mixing florals and ruffles with tough leather and studs, like Leighton Meester! Oh, and remember the green floral dress and coat, studded black belt and strappy black leather heels that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) wore in the Sex and the City movie? That's another perfect example of how to work girly and rocker chic pieces in a single outfit.
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The Long and Short of It. Pair long tops with short bottoms. Ashley Olsen's long, sharp blazer offsets the length of her mini skirt.
Sharp and Ruffled Edges. Here's one more way to combine masculine and feminine elements: simply throw on a vest or a blazer over a frilly frock!
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Loose/Fit. Don't keep those skinny pants at the back of your closet just yet. They're here to stay, at least for another season! Wear your skinnies with a loose top for the perfect fit.
With the right styling, contrasts can be cool.