Look for Less: Prada

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The White Options

If your wardrobe, like Miuccia’s, is heavy on the white shirt, we suggest trying different cuts like this cropped Dolman sleeve. Ellen Tracy Dolman sleeve with Pockets Shirt, $44.99; macys.com
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Shoe Smarts

Prada was a serious student before joining the family fashion business, and she takes inspiration from her schoolgirl staples. This made-over Mary Jane is prim yet pretty. Diba Selena Patent Platform Mary Jane in black, $49.95; dsw.com
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Skirt Suit

Prada’s styling relies heavily on knee-length skirts. Wear them to work, and weekend-ize them with simple cotton blouses or tucked-in t’s. MICHAEL Michael Kors Pleated A-Line Skirt, $59.50; nordstrom.com
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A Sprinkle of Sparkle

A wardrobe heavy on browns and blacks can never seem drab with sparkly extras, like this delicate headband, are peppered in. Jennifer Behr Encrusted Crystal on Ribbon Wrapped Chain Headwrap in cream taupe stripe, $228; jenniferbehr.com
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The Fashion Trenches

Tap into your inner fashionista with a classic trench, perfect for pairing with everything in your wardrobe. Rebecca Taylor Twill Evening Trench, $465; bloomindales.com
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Peek-a-Boo Shoe

There’s something subversively sexy about see-through shoes. Skip the height in this revealing style and flash a little skin instead. Stuart Weitzman Williseeme Flat in clear, $298; endless.com
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Smart Style

Active women need active styles, like this fluid jersey dress with upper arm-concealing sleeves. Anthropologie Blackbird Dress, $148; anthropologie.com
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Fashion Reflections

One of Muiccia’s style secrets? A little bit of shine never hurts. Pick hammered metals and discs over costume sequins for a refined look. Guess by Marciano Roxy Studded Vest, $84.99; marciano.com
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Comfortable Luxury

We’re betting the fashion queen’s closet contains lots of roomy (aka forgiving) tops similar to this delicious one in taupe cashmere. IRO cotton cashmere Voa Sweater, $205; shopbop.com
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The Prada Palette

Saccharine sweet blooms and twirls don’t fit in Prada’s palette. Natural hued prints, like this tan and black skirt, are more fitting with her intellectual style. Nicname Flowers & Leaves Skirt, $88; nordstrom.com
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Lady in Red

A platform pump avoids disco day heights but gives a bump to anyone seeking some vertical help. Aldo Destime in red, $90; aldoshoes.com
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Coat Check

The rich sateen fabric of this coat makes a strong style statement. Kenneth Cole, A-Line Cotton Sateen with pleats coat, $119.99; macys.com
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Hairstyle Style

The fashion flock applauded the day that headbands moved beyond the little girls’ closet. Pair one with a hurried low ponytail for instant style. Anthropologie Clear Path Headband in peach, $32; anthropologie.com
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Basic-ally Beloved

A staple in every head honcho’s closet: a classic white button-down, easy to grab and match. Jones New York Signature Easy-Care Shirt, $59; macys.com
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Glam Gladiator

Subdued bronze heels with a woven design presents a lady-like version of the ultra-trendy gladiator sandal. Nine West Eqestrian in bronze, $89; ninewest.com
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Statement Skirt

Prada knows that women of all shapes and sizes look great in A-line skirts with a tiny bit of volume. Talbots Eyelet-Trimmed Skirt, $89; talbots.com
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Mixology

Prada’s picks are frequently ironic, perfecting the balancing of pretty and punky. We love the mix of this bag’s soft tawny color and studs (on the bottom too!) Shop Suey Hope Satchel in tan, $58; shopsueyboutique.com LOVE THE PRADA LOOK? CHECK OUT WOMAN OF STYLE: MIUCCIA PRADA
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First Published Mon, 2010-05-10 15:33

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