Ancient Greece and Rome were the inspiration for the beautiful drape of this ultrafine jersey dress: "Simple yet sophisticated, it's good on all body types."
For evening, Monaco wears an "elegant, intelligent" high-end heel with one of her own clean-lined designs or a vintage 1950s dress.
Prada; $1,100; select Prada stores; 888-977-1900
"I pack extremely light and tight," Monaco says, and her preferred luggage is a vintage-style suitcase with modern durability (not to mention convenient wheels).
Globe-Trotter; $1,785; Globe-TrotterLtd.com for stores)
Monaco depends on glasses for reading, but beyond that, "I think they make a style statement: They look architectural, intellectual."
SALT Optics; $260; StahlEyeCenter.com
"I love the speed and ease of moving around New York City on skates—with great music on the iPod to get my adrenaline going."
Riedell Skates; $299; Skates.com
Seventy-five percent of Monaco's collection is dresses. This strapless is a perennial she'll never drop from the line: "It gives women instant style—just add accessories."
$174, Olive & Bette's, NYC, 212-712-0473; belt, Kristin Kahle, $96, KristinKahle.com
Monaco is famous for long-wearing, easy-care Supplex pieces, like this cami—"great alone or layered with a shirt for more coverage."
$70; Olive & Bette's; NYC; 212-712-0473
"I have a facial every few weeks. It's relaxing," Monaco says. This little kit lets you partake at home.
Lisa Hoffman Spa Facial Packette; $35; LisaHoffmanBeauty.com
Men's-style silk pajamas are a treat: "They feel so luxurious."
RedEnvelope; $100; RedEnvelope.com