Rachel Eliza Griffiths, 32
Besides teaching poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, Griffiths has been shooting portraits of African-American poets for the past three years. As a visual artist—and the author of The Requited Distance and the upcoming Mule & Pear—she responds to creative color mixing: "I love how the teal, chartreuse, and peach complement one another, and how they look against my skin." The ruffled blouse, sequined cardigan, and slim pencil skirt fit Griffiths' shape beautifully. "This outfit makes me feel va-va-va-voom," she says.
Ruffled blouse, $950; Sequined cardigan, $2,757; and slim pencil skirt, $1,296; all L'Wren Scott. Sandals, Call It Spring.