Everyone, and we mean everyone, should invest in a shapely, chic leather jacket. This color flatters skin tone, and the open neckline shows it off. Donna Karan New York leather jacket, $3,495; dkny.com for stores.
After a few seasons of square heels and rounded toes, designers are shifting back to pointy. Wear gold now and with all your whites and tans this summer. Kate Spade New York patent leather flats, $258; katespade.com.
Now is the time to buy well-made, highly designed pieces that can be worn a multitude of ways. Cases in point: the dress and blouse (next slide) are ruched at the midsection and in colors and luxe fabrics you won’t tire of. Helmutsilk blend dress, $345; bloomingdales.com.
If you’re still experimenting with novelty sunglasses (cat-eye, etc.), stop it. We declare the hexagon shape super chic, and we love the decidedly retro vibe. Warby parker acetate sunglasses, $95; warbyparker.com.
From the department of “You only live once”: Pair these with a black knit top for day; add heels for nighttime glamour. The only thing missing is the cocktail. Chico’s cotton blend jeans, $99; chicos.com.
A good dress is hard to find, so look right here (left). It’s deceptively structured—seemingly simple but actually engineered to lend control in all the right places. Zspoke Zac Posen jersey dress, $490; neimanmarcus.com.
The peplum top, so popular last season, is trendy again, and for good reason: It’s sleekly feminine and tummy concealing. Eileen Fisher silk georgette top, $158; eileenfisher.com. C. Wonder stone and gold-plated necklace, $98; cwonder.com.
Yours may last forever, but it looks its age. We suggest this one: beautifully designed, perfectly sized, deliciously soft. Come on, it’s time to treat yourself. Furla For Saks Fifth Avenue leather shopper, $745; saksfifthavenue.com.
Instead of the same old, same old, choose something singular and, dare we say, artistic. This oversize duster will look great over everything from sheaths to jeans. Tracy Reeselinen coat, $448; amazon.com.