Q: I'm a college student who's going to a semiformal afternoon wedding in October. What do I wear?

A: It's too early in the day for a cocktail dress, and a simple sweater and skirt will be too informal. This might be the time to invest in a classic fitted suit that you can then dress up with a sexy sheer camisole. Or look for a silk wrap dress in a cheerful print. And don't forget to accessorize. A great pair of earrings, a fabulous handbag and to-die-for shoes will transform your attire from everyday to elegant.

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