Photograph: Ruven Afanador
"I buy things I find irresistible even if I don't have an occasion in mind," says Shala Monroque, a consultant for the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Wearing a bright pattern with equally bold jewelry is her go-to style secret: "I love colorful plastic bracelets and the clinking sound they make. When I was younger, I thought that if I wore bangles, I'd be a grown-up." This swirly sheath—finished with a stack of bracelets, a striking beaded necklace, and platform sandals—is perfect for a day's work.
Sheath, Milly. Bracelets, Prada and Miu Miu. Necklace, Marion Vidal. Sandals, Prada.