draped sweater

This gently draped sweater with sequined sleeves would look great with leggings and ballet flats.

Say What?; Maurices.com

Feminine details—puff sleeves, buttoned cuffs, a waist-narrowing ribbed knit—transform the traditional turtleneck.

(Grass, Macy's; 800-622-9748)
tulip skirt

Balance the volume of this asymmetrical tulip skirt by tucking in a plain white shirt.

H&M; HM.com for stores
lace cardigan

Ladylike lace is always in; this intricate cardigan gives you the look for peanuts.

(Rodarte for Target; Target.com )
infinity scarf

This season's cozy new "infinity" scarf—a big knit circle—pairs smartly with a corduroy blazer.

Scarf, $40; TheLimited.com . Blazer, $30 with code MSOPRAH; MetroStyle.com

Streamlined trousers in a rich shade of red play well with camel, gray, or black.

Victoria's Secret Catalogue; VictoriasSecret.com
sheath dress

An A-line sheath cinched by a slender belt creates an hourglass effect.

cropped peacoat

A cropped peacoat made from a recycled wool blend takes its marching orders from the military trend.

(DKNY Jeans Jrs, Macy's; 800-622-9748)

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