Get Diane Sawyer's Smart, Chic Look

Sophisticated picks inspired by one of our favorite newscasters.
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Tradition With a Twist

Add life to an outfit with a pop of color for an element of surprise. Sawyer likes leather but follows the rule: Wear one piece at a time. Mint Jodi Arnold skirt, $451; 212-997-2329
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Strong Shoulders

For evening, Sawyer relies on long gowns in body-conscious shapes. The accessory of choice? Her shoulders. Often left bare (or barely draped) they’re sexy and statement-making. Helmut Lang silk dress, $415;
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Shoe Business

The finishing touch for evening? A va-va voom heel. Via Spiga patent leather sandals, $185; select Nordstrom stores, 888-282-6060
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Color Story

Sawyer eschews prints, often relying on one head-to-toe color. The look is timeless, and the effect is elongating no matter your height or weight. Liz Claiborne New York cotton shirt, $59; 800-555-9838 for stores Linea Pelle leather belt, $95;
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Bags That Mean Business

Big enough for the essentials, and then some. Liz Claiborne New York PVC tote, $95; 800-555-9838 for stores
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Tops in Style

Nothing beats a great basic, such as this turtleneck sweater. Lauren by Ralph Lauren silk cashmere jersey sweater, $99.50; select Bloomingdale’s, 212-705-2000
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Pump It Up

Sawyer’s daytime show of choice is a pump with a strong heel. Lauren by Ralph Lauren leather pumps, $98; select Macy’s, 212-695-4400
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Shirt Tales

Sawyer’s go-to top is a fitted, suiting-inspired white shirt; she has a rotating collection of them. Moschino Cheap & Chic leather coat, $2,230; for stores Liz Claiborne New York cotton shirt, $59; 800-555-9838.
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The Right Time

Back to basics never looked better. Timex stainless steel watch with leather strap, $80;
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Skirt the Issue

Clean lines in a classic cut always look right. ARAKS wool crepe skirt, $685; for stores
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Hoop Dreams

Gold hoops the size of a silver dollar are a Sawyer trademark. Old World Chain 18k gold hoops, $450; Neiman Marcus, 888-888-4757
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First Published Mon, 2009-07-27 14:15

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