Day-to-Night Accessory Guide
Adam says anyone can create a chic—and comfortable—weekend look. "Everyone has a great pair of jeans and a white shirt. We gave her a little bit of a longer cardigan," he says.
Add a pop of color with an embellished flat or a thin scarf. "You can dress up any old jean that you have," he says. "The scarf is really a great way—an easy way—to sort of ease into color or pattern."
Sweater: Rachel by Rachel Roy in coral, Macy's; jeans: Levi's boyfriend jean, Macy's; shirt: Nine West, Macy's; purse: DVF Stephanie, NeimanMarcus.com; bracelets: Chico's; shoes: Kate Spade Harper, Zappos.com
If you've got curves, Mary Alice says ankle boots can balance out your figure. "It really does give a better proportion," she says. "You've just got to try it on and make sure."
Another effortless way to dress up a pair of jeans is to throw an embellished T-shirt under a cashmere sweater or a shrunken jacket. "It's a quick, easy way to add a little glamour under all those classics you already have," she says.
Jacket: Rachel by Rachel Roy bouclé jacket, Macy's; embellished shirt: Rachel by Rachel Roy, Macy's;boots: Rock & Republic Leena, Zappos.com; ring: Rachel by Rachel Roy, Macy's; purse: Michael Kors, Macy's
Other accessories to keep in your desk drawer? A statement necklace, a colored shoe and a clutch.
Dress: Theory, Macy's; jacket: Rachel by Rachel Roy, Macy's; necklace: Macy's; shoes: BCBG Generation Anemone in oxblood red suede, Zappos.com; purse: Alfani, Macy's
Mary Alice also gives the black dress an edge with some tough pearls. "Pearls are not so precious anymore. We're seeing pearls mixed with chains, pearls mixed with studs," she says. "Great way to kind of glam up all those little black dresses we have in our closet."
Dress: Theory, Macy's; jacket: Rachel by Rachel Roy, Macy's; shoes: Be & D Shoes Kan Kan sandal, Zappos.com; necklace: Fenton, FentonUSA.com; ring: Kara Ross, Macy's; pantyhose: Donna Karan, Macy's; purse: Christian Louboutin pillow clutch, NeimanMarcus.com