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Solid-colored pieces don't have to be plain. Consider this tank (Chelsea Flower, $220), which is anything but one-note with its plunging V-neck, twisted straps, and waist-defining knotted midsection. "A low-cut top shouldn't be skintight; that would be overkill," says Glassman. "The fabric skims over the body, and best of all, it breathes." This summer match the top to a long pencil skirt (Peter Som, $485); come fall, the same shell will brighten a blazer or cardigan.
Bangles, Make Me Chic.