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Q&A: What to Wear with Brown Skate Shoes

Q: I just got myself dark brown skate shoes (Vans), and I don’t know how they should look. How do I look cool in them?

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Whether you’re a college undergrad or you’re a working guy looking for a breezily chic weekend look, here’s what to wear with brown skate shoes:

Jackets: Bring out the color of the shoes with a casual jacket in a dark brown or chocolate brown hue.
Shirts: With the dark brown skate shoes, you can wear anything from a t-shirt to a polo shirt to a button-down sport shirt. We like the look of a brightly colored polo (in cobalt blue, bright green, or even orange).
Pants: Jeans are a no-brainer, as their casualness matches the attitude of the shoes–but don’t discount khakis or cords here for a little variety.
Accessories: For an extra punch, you can add a secondary bolt of color with a brightly colored belt.

Have a great tip about what to wear with skate shoes? Share it with us in the comments!

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Shiny Parka

Shiny Parka Style tip?  The high waistline is extra flattering on longwaisted women.  Come April, you can pair it with a colorful spring sundress for an feminine urban look.

$108  (approx) at Topshop.

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How to Wear Fishnet Stockings without Looking Trashy

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Editor’s Note: We were inspired by the equal 50-50 split on last week’s fishnet stockings poll, so we’re taking this opportunity to show the 50% of you who were pro-fishnets how to best wear this trend.  And perhaps these tips will turn around some of the fishnet naysayers.

Fishnet stockings used to be reserved for a hot night out at the club or a late night rendezvous (or other equally racy events).  But now they’re making their way into more mainstream wardrobes.  How do you wear fishnets without looking trashy?  Three simple tips:

(1) Choose a fishnet stocking with a fine mesh.  The finer the mesh, the less racy the stockings appear.
(2) Pair the stockings with clothing that’s more sophisticated than sexy.  If you’re wearing a dress or skirt, a hem that’s around knee-length or longer is ideal.  Pants pair well with fishnet stockings–it’s especially fetching when you can see just a hint of stocking showing.
(3) Slip on a pair of closed-toe shoes.  Boots are great, but most closed-toe shoes will do the trick.  An open-toe shoe looks silly with fishnet stockings–or really any stockings (if it’s warm enough to wear an open-toe shoe, why are you wearing stockings?).

Have a great tip about how to wear fishnet stockings?  Share it with us in the comments!

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