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Real Simple December 2008

When you face your closet in the morning, you tend to reach for familiar friends: the black pants that go with everything, the flats that feel like slippers, and the well-worn tote bag. There's nothing bad about sticking with what works (you're running late afterall). But what if-deep breath-you slipped on some fuchia shoes instead? Upgrading your accessories can instantly make an old outfit new. On the following pages, you'll find 64 options to choose from, including candy-colored bags and scarves that dress up any white shirt, plus reliable basics to create a foundation. As the saying goes: Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold (or, in this case, fuchia). Even the gold standard gets dull. Investing in a traditional piece? Choose one with subtle twists to keep it interesting. Then, when you really want to shine, slip on one or two of these knockouts. Featured is Alex Woo's sterling-silver Sienna hoop earrings.

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