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Dana Avidan Cohn
Jan 09, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

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.

Splurging on investment pieces is always a smart way to shop. Even though you have to spend a little more money on the front end, you can always justify your purchase by "price per wear” (think: the more you wear it, the more it’s worth the pricey ticket). A leather dress is both seasonless and luxe—not to mention, a statement dress creates a full look with just one piece.

Emmy Rossum (above) looked perfectly elegant in a slate gray leather dress by J. Mendel—the dress made such a statement that all Rossum needed was a simple bordeaux pump and clutch.

For resort season, designers like Tomas Maier and Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen played with variations in color while Nicolas Ghesquière of Vuitton offered a strong solid black hue.

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(From left): Louis Vuitton, Tomas Maier, Alexander McQueen

Depending on the silhouette, you can wear the style off-duty, for a night out, or at the office. Black, grey, navy, and tan are good choices because they are so easy to restyle with each wear. Whatever you choose, don't be afraid to try the unexpected and couple it with a cool fashion sneaker and wool coat for the weekend!

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Off-Duty Look

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Shop it: Cos coat, $193, cosstores.com; Carven dress, $636, farfetch.com; Theory clutch, $355, theory.com; Intermix cashmere beanie, $98, intermixonline.com; Sandro sneaker, $295, sandro-paris.com

A Night Out(fit)

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Shop it: Zara dress, $50, zara.com; Ainea faux fur coat, $585, avenue32.com; ZAC Zac Posen clutch, $295, shopbop.com; Sergio Rossi pumps, $595, intermixonline.com; Vita Fede ear jacket and stud, $300, shopbop.com

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Office Ensemble

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Shop it: Joe Fresh sweater, $30, joefresh.com; Theory dress, $642, farfetch.com; Saint Laurent iPad sleeve, $232, farfetch.com; Bauble Bar cuff, $34, baublebar.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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