Add Some Color
"It's the fastest way to brighten up an outfit and lift your spirits," says Knowles. "It can be in your necklace, your nail polish, your lipstick."
"There's a misconception that you have to match your shoes and your bag. It can be so cool to add a patterned or off-color heel."
Befriend a Salesperson...
"If you're easily overwhelmed when you shop, remember that store employees know what's in stock, and they love to give fashion advice. Working with one is like having your own stylist."
...And a Tailor
"Take the time to get your clothes to fit. It makes a difference."
Necklace, Lulu Frost. Shoes, Jean-Michel Cazabat, Barneys New York.