Add style to a simple shift with animal print. The black and white scheme is classic and wearable, and provides an easy backdrop for a shot of color (a bag, shoe). Lane Bryant Ponte Knit cowl neck dress, $70; lanebryant.com
This preppy staple has long been a jean of summer. The trick? Get the fit right, which usually means a size bigger (they’re chic, but unforgiving).
Lauren Ralph Lauren Stretch White Straight Jeans, $60; ralphlauren.com
Diane von Furstenberg first designed the wrap dress in the 1970’s, and it became an instant classic. Choose one in a great color or bold print, and hold onto it for years. Diane von Furstenberg Linda wrap dress, $375; dvf.com
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