The rescue: Straight, dark hair and monotone clothes make Butler look unintentionally severe, so we lighten things up: Pucciarello gives her a softer, layered bob, while Glassman prescribes dark, jewel-tone separates in small doses—a blue pleated silk skirt and drapey blazer over a floral-printed tank. The result is pulled together but much more youthful and modern than what Butler was used to. "I like navy and purple!" she says.
To incorporate more color into your wardrobe:
- Choose pieces in rich, complementary shades—a matching suit tends to make you look years older.
- Balance a boldly patterned top with a black blazer.
- Illuminate your face by adding a silver or gold necklace.
Skirt, Etro, $885. Blazer, Loft, $90. Tank, Elie Tahari, $248. Earrings, Kara Ackerman. Necklace, Rebecca. Watch, Philip Stein. Ring, Maud Jewelry. Shoes, Fratelli Rossetti.