You don't normally think of sequins as practical, but there's a simplicity and restraint to this shell that gives it surprising versatility. "It's like a luxurious accessory—great for evening with a dressy long skirt, or an unexpected bit of finery for daytime with jeans or a pencil skirt," says designer Isaac Mizrahi, pictured in the studio where he shoots IsaacMizrahiLive!, the show featuring his new lifestyle collection for QVC. Metallics, in fact, can act almost like neutrals, adding luster to anything you wear (like these separates in tender spring colors from Mizrahi's regular line).
Shell, IsaacMizrahiLive!, $160. Jacket, pants, earrings, and shoes, Isaac Mizrahi New York. Cuff, Kara by Kara Ross. Bangle, Alexis Bittar.