There’s no such thing as evening-only fashion, according to Taylor, who encourages mixing sequins and beads with casual jeans or skirts for day. The shimmering gold detail on this top brings some glamour at whatever hour; while cool, slightly wrinkled silk keeps it relaxed.
Banana Republic Heritage beaded-yoke top, $79.50; bananarepublic.com
The scattered paillettes on this clutch lend some shine, a Rebecca Taylor signature, while the silk itself looks tie-dyed with red wine. The combination is unexpected and a bit madcap, but works.
Santi "Nicole" Clutch, $123; endless.com
Sparkle is nothing to be feared, proven beautifully by the glimmering charcoal beads that line the neck and back of this classic shape. Every girl needs a little black dress, and every woman needs an LBD with an edge.
Lauren by Ralph Lauren beaded sheath, $190; ralphlauren.com
What could be more lady-like than this trio of gold, pearl and pavé? These 3-inch earrings have enough glitz to work at night, but they’re delicate enough for work.
Carolee Gold Crystal and Simulated Pearl Linear Drop Pierced Earrings, $55; carolee.com
Classic-based rather than trend-driven, cap sleeves are a girly look that works well on midlife women. The super-comfortable empire waist, combined with the camouflaging black and white print, hides problem areas.
LOFT Short-Sleeve Printed V-neck Dress by Tulli, $69.50; loftonline.com
Taylor’s always understood the value of ruffles and tiers; they add whimsy to a dress and help avoid skintight looks. The watermelon pop of this silk dress is too cheerful to ignore. And we love that you can wear it in the summer and pair it with opaque black tights in the chillier months.
Magaschoni Tiered Strap Dress, $446; magaschoni.com
The narrow dip of this neckline and turquoise paisley designs stand out on their own-but they also enhance smiles and sparkling eyes. "Tops are so important," Taylor tells MORE. "They draw the eye up and bring attention to your face."
Tibi Paisley Silk Tunic, $328; saks.com
A wide scoop neck shows off one of the body’s most unexpected pretty parts: the collarbone. Cotton ruffles act as a frame for your face and give a plain white T a more dressed-up feel.
Martin + Osa Women’s Waterfall Ruffle Tee, $59.50; martinosa.com
Wide-leg pants are both chic and comfortable. Make sure the fit is flattering and free of any embellishments that would distract from a sparkly or flouncy top.
The Limited Drew Stitched Waistband Wideleg, $59.50; thelimited.com