"I work in a youthful, creative business," Barbara Newman, 55, explains. "I know I dress too young, but I don’t know how to choose things that are more sophisticated without feeling like I’ve lost my sense of self." Gunn instructs Newman to limit the prints, try fitted tops and look for "jacket alternatives" that are stylish but not stuffy. "You can look youthful," he says, "but still have polish."
Newman’s own leopard top is too sheer for day, but under a jacket it gives "just the?right punch of ?print," Gunn says. The trench is a classic style, but this shrunken version "is more youthful, in keeping with Newman’s personality."
Lacoste jacket, Jones New York skirt, Lauren by Ralph Lauren belt, Urban Posh earrings
A wrap top is flattering on most women. "It slims the tummy and the arms," Gun says. This skirt is Newman’s; it was too inches too short, but Gunn had a tailor lengthen it. Plus a heel that’s comfortable, fun and stylish? Check, check, check.
St John Bay’s top, Wendy Mink necklace, BCBG MaxAzria shoes, DKNY clutch