This romper (an all-in-one with shorts) is totally frivolous and deeply inappropriate for any work-related event. But perched on a barstool, with strappy heels? Go for it. Rachel Rachel Roy polyester romper, $119; macys.com. Prabal Gurung for Target crystal necklace, $20; target.com.
Printed jeans are hot this season, so go ahead and have a fling. For maximum impact, pair with a top in a wild pop of color. Panty-line alert: The leg is super slim, and the fabric is weightless. Michael Michael Kors cotton pants, $125; bloomingdales.com.
At this life stage, more is more. Layer on some glittery gold and add sky-high heels (next slide)—the point is to have fun with fashion rather than invest for the long haul. Buy the things you love right now, wear them into the ground and then move on to something else next season. Simply Vera Vera Wang metal necklace, $80; kohls.com.
Aah, to be young, lithe and leggy. The shorter length and boxy shape of this shirtdress is perfect for you now on casual Fridays. Then you can wear it even more casually into your forties and beyond, perhaps as a beach cover-up. Canvas Lands’ End cotton shirtdress, $88; 877-877-1963.
The cropped, collarless, zip-front jacket puts an amusing spin on a traditional blazer, while the shell makes a startling pattern play that’s just on the right side of wacky. Boss orange cotton blend jacket, $395; hugoboss.com. Joe Fresh cotton blend top, $16; joefresh.com for stores.
Unlimited color and pattern? It’s now or never, and textural accessories create yet another dimension of interest. The platforms have a slightly Asian appeal (another strong theme this spring). Via Spiga leather wedges, $250; nordstrom.com.
Let us be clear: Your skin is young, lovely and elastic, so show it off in a big way. The pattern on this dress draws the eye to a trim waist, and the neon yellow stripes give it some exuberance. BCBGMaxazria silk blend dress, $268; bcbg.com.
The sheer shell can be worn under a jacket or, if you’re feeling fun and very fabulous, on its own with a black bra underneath. TT Collection silk top, $234; ttcollection.com. Sequin cord and metal necklace, $68; sequin-nyc.com.
The bag (here) and sandal (next slide) make the most of this season’s love affair with all things ethnic. You should give it a whirl. You should give everything a whirl. Tommy Bahama seagrass tote, $95; tommybahama.com.