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I love aqua for summer, but as with all trends, there are ways to do it right (Stevie Lynn Jones, left) and ways to do it wrong (Barbara Windsor, right). I consider aqua an umbrella term for any shade of blue-green. You could argue that Barbara’s pantsuit is technically more blue than aqua, but then stuff like that is exactly why no one ever invites you to parties. Rude.

So… what did Stevie do right?

RIGHT: Colorblocking

RIGHT: Lace detail

RIGHT: Natural fabrics and simple accessories

And where Barbara went wrong:

WRONG: No head to toe aqua. Ever.

WRONG: No polyester blends

WRONG: No matching eyeshadow. EVER!!!

Get in on the aqua trend for summer in the gallery above and note the lack of aqua shadow and petrochemicals

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Orange and pink can be a terrific color pairing (ex: Woodleigh’s Uma cut-out dress, left), so long as the orange isn’t your skin and the pink isn’t your hair. Katie Price looks like a Oompa Loompa that lost a battle with a cotton candy machine and a M.A.C counter.

PINK AND ORANGE in four easy steps:

  1. DSQUARED color block dress (reg $489.60 sale $293.76)
  2. MSGM tunic dress (reg $262.05 sale $131.03)
  3. Young, Fabulous & Broke Drea Ombre Dress ($167)
  4. Anna & Boy banana and melon maxi dress ($448)
Beauty

Would You Rather Kerry Wahshington or Diane Kruger

“Would you rather” is a classic game in which two worst-case scenarios are pitted against each other and you must choose one of the options, no matter how terrible it might be. For example, “Would you rather slide down a banister of razor blades into a pool of Texas Pete, or slide down a banister covered in Texas Pete and land in a pool of razor blades?” The new celebrity beauty trend of putting colored crap in your hair naturally lent itself to this game, because every way you slice it, it’s bad. Unless you’re thirteen or a blood relative of Rainbow Brite, you’re not pulling this look off.

Sooo… would you rather dip-dye your ends like Diane Kruger, or clip-in some color a la Kerry Washington?

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