From Tanzania to Topeka

An animal print (we're seeing a lot of leopard lately) brings out your wild side.

Rebecca Taylor, $260, Nordstrom; 800-695-8000

The Draped Stuff

A draped jersey dress works on every figure.

American Living, $60;
kitten heel

No! More! Platforms!

The kitten heel is back—demure, sleek, and comfortable.

Joan & David, $220; 800-999-1877 for stores

A Stand-Up Bag

The structured satchel effortlessly ramps up your style (and fits all your stuff).

MaxMara, $1,095; 212-879-6100

A Perfect Peacoat

The peacoat, that all-American staple, gets updated in a slim cut and luscious colors this fall.

circle skirt

Prim and Proper

A circle skirt that hits below the knee is an unexpected throwback.

Rafaella, $58;

The Life Aquatic

Bold pearls, twisted and tangled, are not your grandma's strands.

Vera Wang, $895, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC; 212-753-7300

A-Ten Hut!

Military green, as in this sporty watch, is a very timely trend.

$900; for stores
faux fur vest

Don't Worry—It's Faux

Faux fur is the right way to participate in a major runway look.

Grass, $79, Macy's; 800-622-9748

A Tailored Jacket

A fitted blazer finishes everything, from a button-down to a T-shirt.

cocktail rings

Not-So-Subtle Jewels

Statement rings are the new thing.

From top: Juicy Couture, $88; $265; $185;
knit cardigan

Heavy Knitter

Shapely knits are cropping up everywhere; a belt adds refinement.

Cardigan, $448; Belt, W. Kleinberg, $325; 888-404-7107
frilly top

Flirty and Feminine

Feminine tops (like this corset-inspired one) are less ruffled, veering toward sheer and lacy.

See Thru Soul, $46;

fifties style dress

From Diner to Doo-Wop

A '50s-style dress evokes an era that heavily influenced designers this season.

Worthington, $50;

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