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Published: Wednesday January 01, 2014 18:00 PM EST



Most of the equations we learned in high school, we've long forgotten, but here's one we still remember and refer to every December: a sparkly metallic A-line mini + a black top + tights + boots = an instant holiday party outfit. Extra credit for throwing in big bouncy curls.