Fashion

Refresh your style

Functional, but not fun

The plain crewneck T-shirt bags over her torso and lacks personality. Her toned legs are worth showing off, but these shorts are too short and shapeless. The flip flops add zero style .

Call the babysitter

A new haircut, color and a blowout accent Stacey's pretty face; soft makeup add to the effect.(The cut also looks good air-dried.) The empire waist, stretch dress ($29.99) shows off her arms and adds proportion to her figure. Cork heel platform sandals ($17.99) accentuate her fab legs. A satchel purse and bangle bracelet ($4.99) add a fun color.

Shorts that dress up

Bermuda shorts ($17.99), coordinate with a waist-defining leaf print top ($9.99), and thong sandals ($13.99) accentuate her legline. The bangle picks up on the top's most vibrant color.

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Stylist: Sheon Ladson

Photos: Juli Leonard

Hairstyling: Casey Pelasara, Salon Blu www.salonbluhair.com

Makeup: Angela Sladeczek for Mac, Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall

Clothes: Courtesy of Cato www.catofashions.com

Stacey's reaction: "I actually feel like I can go out and be adventurous about what I wear." She envisions more nights out with her husband, Matt.

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