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#HowToWearIt: Embroidery

#HowToWearIt: Embroidery
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In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.

Sometimes clothing can be a reflection of your mood. There are days when you want to blend in, and days when you feel like making a statement. Like Pharrell says, "same is lame," so why not inject some playfulness into your winter wardrobe with an attention grabbing embroidered piece?

Alexa Chung looked lovely in a Valentino resort dress this past week (below) and upon closer inspection, you'll notice the print is composed of embroidered monkeys. Like I said, playful! What works so well is the fact that the print is in a deep color palette.  The shape is also painfully modern with a cap sleeve, fitted waist, and midi-length hem. Since embroidery adds so much textures, prints inevitably read richer than a regular print. Look for weightier fabrics in fall jewel tones when adding these artful pieces to your wardrobe.

PHOTOS: Alexa Chung's Most Stylish Looks Ever

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Recreate Chung's look: Tai earrings, $45, shopbop.com; Needle & Thread dress, $450, net-a-porter.com; CC Skye clutch, $350, ccskye.com; Kurt Geiger pumps, $550, shopbop.com

Plus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!

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