Nothing beats the ease of a knit dress, and the longer length here won’t provide a peep show when you’re in and out of a car all day or chasing after your kids. Rachel Rachel Roy rayon blend dress, $79; macys.com. Coldwater Creek metal and resin necklace, $70; coldwatercreek.com.
When your day encompasses the professional (work), the personal (your kid’s piano recital) and the recreational (dinner with friends), the right dress will bridge the divides. Trade your solid black for a textural print with faux-leather short sleeves. Heels or flats, your choice. Muse faux-leather-top dress, $150; museapparel.com.
When your day encompasses the professional (work), the personal (your kid’s piano recital) and the recreational (dinner with friends), the right dress will bridge the divides. Trade your solid black for a cobalt beauty with soft pleats. Sportmax suede and leather pleated dress, $2,990; 212-674-1817. Sportmax leather-banded wide belt, $325; 212-674-1817.
If you like small bags, this one can go dressy or casual and has an adjustable strap that allows you to wear it either across your body or over one shoulder. Michael Michael Kors shoulder bag, $268; 866-709-5677.
The slim silhouette is the pants shape of the moment, but the magic is in the fabric: Added spandex (and a high-waisted style) magically flattens. Lisette L rayon and spandex slim-fit pants, $112; lisettel.com.
When jeans won’t do but comfort is key (lunch with friends? meeting about a freelance job?), consider this knit dress: It has all the ease of a T-shirt but looks so good, no one will ever suspect that’s why you chose it. DKNY color-block maxi dress, $335; dkny.com for stores.
At Michael Kors, the fall collection was awash in shades of bright royal blue, set off with pops of neon orange and taxicab yellow. Kors embraced classic tailoring and a mix of feminine and masculine styling.