Emily Wickersham in a cropped red shirt and capris holding a gold clutch

The coolest trend of the season is so nice, we'll wear it twice. Two-piece outfits in coordinating hues have a new laid-back feel, thanks to a few subtle contrasts that break up the monochrome effect.

Here, NCIS star Emily Wickersham wears a Self-Portrait top and culottes to the CBS Summer Soiree in West Hollywood, combining a shock of bright red and a flash of bare skin. The teeniest suggestion of a midriff creates a light, summery note, while snakeskin pumps by Kurt Geiger and a rectangular Lee Savage clutch strike a sophisticated chord.

For a more daring play on the trend, we love the flirty minidress by Cushnie Et Ochs. Skin-baring cutouts and an open back give the illusion of separate pieces held together with a stitch and a prayer. The result? An edgy look that simply can't be matched.

By Liana Schaffner | Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2017

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Double feature

A red halter dress with cutouts on the sides

With its sly cutouts and lace-up back, this flirty Cushnie et Ochs dress reveals skin in unexpected places.

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Flash and carry

A gold and reflective metal purse with an origami-like design

With its reflective metal exterior and origami-like design, the Azura asymmetric minaudière clutch by Rafé looks like a cool sculpture in your hand.

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Strip tease

Nude pumps from the brand Casadei that have a red heel with a red bow

These pumps by Casadei have a cherry-red stripe racing up the heel: ideal for leaving an impression as you stride away.

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Double trouble

A strappy red bikini with high-waisted bottoms and an off-the-shoulder top piece

Sexy and structured, the OYE Swimwear red Lucette asymmetric bikini has an off-the-shoulder top and a strappy, high-waist bottom.

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Match points

A pair of pyramid shaped earrings with sparkling gemstones

Alexis Bittar's Pyramid earrings combine crystals in two tones, creating sparkle with subtle depth.

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Peach perfect

To the right is a lipstick tube from Marc Jacobs with a peach tinted lipstick and to the left the lipstick scribble of the shade

The silky texture of Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Strange Magic rolls over lips, depositing a subtle peach tint that balances all the brightness.

Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images; Cathy Crawford/Getty Images (Lipstick Scribble).

Crystal light

A gold cuff bracelet that has a hinge to open it as well as two Swarovski crystals on the opposite side of the cuff

This slim gold Vita Fede Divisio Solitaire Bracelet opens and closes on a hinge; the pair of Swarovski crystals at the tips provides a tasteful glint.

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