Add a Splash of Color
Accent black with any bright but yellow (which would make you look like a bumblebee). A red corset and matching pumps enliven the suit. "I'm in black almost every day," Michelle says. "This top is a great update." A tailor can easily line a jacket's sleeves with bold fabric.
Corset, Tibi, $185; 212-226-5852. Belt, W. Kleinberg, $225; WKleinberg.com. Clutch, $228; MaxAzria.com for stores. Shoes, Franco Sarto, $79; Macys.com