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6 Ways to accessorize the modern chic look

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Stylishly poised

Sophisticated, smart and always impeccably styled, the "Modern Chic" gal is a fashion force to be reckoned with. From her haute couture handbag collection and Christian Louboutin pumps to her well-tailored jackets and crisp clean shirts, this girl is expertly pulled together. Here are six contemporary looks we've picked to comprise the posh trend.
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Stylishly poised

Sophisticated, smart and always impeccably styled, the "Modern Chic" gal is a fashion force to be reckoned with. From her haute couture handbag collection and Christian Louboutin pumps to her well-tailored jackets and crisp clean shirts, this girl is expertly pulled together. Here are six contemporary looks we've picked to comprise the posh trend.

structured clutch

Structured clutch

Nothing says ladylike sophistication quite like a structured clutch in a strong silhouette. Perfect for the modern, working woman on the go, we love this chic powder gray envelope clutch from Nordstrom. Affordable luxury for a refined woman.
dress shorts

High-waisted dress shorts

When reality TV star turned fashion designer Lauren Conrad first announced the launch of her new line Paper Crown, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Then we laid eyes on these amazing, camel-colored high-waisted shorts and fell head over "Hills." Truly, a modern take on classic style.
trench coat

Double breasted trench coat

A must-have staple, J. Crew's double-cloth townhouse trench seamlessly blends contemporary class with modern chic elegance. In a fabulously tailored and feminine-fitted silhouette with gold anchor buttons, we needed this double-cloth trench in our closet, like, yesterday!

chiffon dress

Chiffon dress

The image of urbane elegance, this posh asymmetrical color-blocked chiffon dress from BCBG is right on trend for fall. A classic silhouette offset by a modern hem, we adore the bold pop of color and accordion pleats throughout. Simply add a pair of classic black pumps and a gold bangle for a sophisticated look that's Fashion Week ready.
platform sandal

Platform t-strap sandal

As smart and stylish as the designer behind them, these Yves Saint Laurent glossy patent leather platform t-strap sandals are to die for. Whether you have a classy evening cocktail party to attend or an afternoon charity event to host, these modern chic shoes make the perfect accessory.
single diamond bracelet

Single diamond bracelet

Modern style is all about understated glamour, not flash. That's why these gorgeous 18-karat gold single diamond braceletsfrom Roberto Coin made our list. Available in white, yellow and rose gold, adorn your wrist in one of these for a touch of poshness.

 

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