For those who like to boldly go, this croc-textured topper is a party waiting to happen. Diane von Furstenberg metallic jacket, $498; 646-486-4800. Old Navy crew fleece with embellished neckline, $30; oldnavy.com.
The effect of burnished wool—black layered over matte gold—is subtly sexy. The hemline hits just below the knee, flattering on all, and begs for a kitten heel. CH Carolina Herrera wool dress, $1,045; 212-744-2076.
A little bit of Western styling is a nice accent when added to the mix. The boot’s heel height won’t break your back, and its price tag won’t break your bank. Boutique 9 leather booties, $190; bloomingdales.com.
This is the wrinkle-resistant answer to all-day dressing. Add a belt (or not), top with a blazer (or not). Shapewear (or control-top hose) underneath will guarantee smoothness. Ming Wang knee-length dress, $270; nordstrom.com. Ann Taylor leather belt, $48; anntaylor.com.
At Lela Rose, Rose has said she envisioned the dark woods of a fairy tale when she designed her collection—which is reflected in the layered array of saturated fall colors, rich textures and lace details.