Business? Black tie? If the season's dress codes leave you scratching your head, fear not. Here's how to look gorgeous!
Translation: Refined and versatile
A printed sheath (Elie Tahari) is professional enough to wear during the day, paired with a cardigan and ballet flats, yet vibrant enough for an after-hours toast with colleagues; just add a necklace (GB Couture by Emily & Ashley) and clutch (Diane von Furstenberg), and change into heels (Salvatore Ferragamo). Hoda Kotb, cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show and author of the new book Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, is "a fan of color, which puts me in a great mood, and anything that cinches the waist." Her secret weapon for an evening out: "I double up on Spanx."