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