Five women swear off the too-tight, too-loose, too-young, too-frumpy outfits of the past to start 2011 on the right foot.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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:
Skirt, Etro, $885. Blazer, Loft, $90. Tank, Elie Tahari, $248. Earrings, Kara Ackerman. Necklace, Rebecca. Watch, Philip Stein. Ring, Maud Jewelry. Shoes, Fratelli Rossetti.