Nate Berkus
Rachel Zoe is one of Hollywood's hottest stylists, having dressed the likes of such celebrities as Cameron Diaz, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Garner and Salma Hayek. In her book Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour, Rachel shares her insights on entertaining, jet-setting and, of course, getting dressed. More importantly, she shares the message that you don't need a fortune to have fabulous style. "You don't need to be famous, you don't need to have millions of dollars—you just need to have a little bit of time and really stretch your creativity and really [take] risks and really [have] confidence in those risks," she says.

Rachel shares with Nate six essential elements that she says every woman should own to add a little glamour and style to her wardrobe:
  1. Cocktail ring: Rachel says every woman needs at least one big, eye-catching cocktail ring. Shop thrift stores and flea markets for inexpensive, one-of-a-kind pieces made from anything from glass or crystal to semiprecious stones.
  2. Neck scarf or shawl: Scarves are versatile accessories that can be worn in countless ways, Rachel says. Try to find a print or pattern inspired by top designers such as Missoni, Pucci and Hermès.
  3. Hoops: Hoop earrings in yellow or white gold add glam to any outfit.
  4. Diamond studs: Perfect for any occasion, diamond studs are a must-have. Faux diamonds are fine too. "Nobody knows the difference," Rachel says.
  5. Pair each of nude and black pumps: Closed-toe pumps in these two basic colors can be worn year round. Take your pick of peep-toe pumps if you live in warmer climates.
  6. Clutch: Rachel says a clutch is an ideal evening bag. Pick metallic gold, silver or black, which will work with everything.
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