Unusual details—a cascading ruffle, elastic waist, and smoky purple tone—amp up a simple pencil skirt.
Switch out black pumps for this crackled pair in an electric hue.
Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret Catalogue; VictoriasSecret.com
The bags of the season are ladylike and short on straps—like this bamboo-handled style with a crocheted-lace motif.
Topped with a faux-fur scarf (by Mad Men's costume designer), this peplum dress evokes midcentury style.
Scarf, Janie Bryant Mod;QVC.com. Dress, Roulette, Macy's; 800-622-9748
Comfortable oxfords are this year's alternative to ballet flats.
Franco Sarto, Lord & Taylor; 800-223-7440
Handcrafted in France, these antique-looking earrings are dotted with Austrian crystals.
La Vie Parisienne; BelleGray.com
This stretch-denim jacket looks polished with trousers and flouncy dresses.