Fashion

Refresh your style

Hallie Moore, 31, a Raleigh medical assistant, is 5 feet tall and 105 pounds, so finding clothes in her size is a challenge. She wants a change from buying "a lot of pants in the children's section." Let's get you out of girls' clothes, Hallie.

Teen jeans with rips, big pockets and bagging at the hem shorten Hallie's legs, and a long, big-patterned top widens her waist.

Revved up hair color and a shoulder-grazing cut showcase Hallie's features. A feminine blouse accents her waist, and straight, gimmick-free jeans make the most of her legs. Peep-toe wedges, shiny bracelets and a pop-of-color straw bag pull it all together.

Hallie is planning a Las Vegas getaway, and this cocktail dress, with body-lengthening V-neck and subtle ruffles, would be just the thing for a night out. Platform slingbacks in a fun print add visual interest, and lighter accessories are a nice contrast.

Well-cut shorts and an airy blouse make a quick, easy outfit worn with a fun bag and jewelry in coordinating colors.

Stylist: Sheon Ladson Clothing & accessories: Courtesy of Kohl's in Durham Hairstyling: Keith Turnmire Designs in Raleigh Staff Photos: Juli Leonard, Paul Magann

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