pencil skirt


Unusual details—a cascading ruffle, elastic waist, and smoky purple tone—amp up a simple pencil skirt.
crackled pumps


Switch out black pumps for this crackled pair in an electric hue.

Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret Catalogue;
bamboo-handled bag


The bags of the season are ladylike and short on straps—like this bamboo-handled style with a crocheted-lace motif.

red peplum dress and faux fur scarf

$89 (dress) and $33 (scarf)

Topped with a faux-fur scarf (by Mad Men's costume designer), this peplum dress evokes midcentury style.

Scarf, Janie Bryant Mod; Dress, Roulette, Macy's; 800-622-9748

oxford shoes


Comfortable oxfords are this year's alternative to ballet flats.

Franco Sarto, Lord & Taylor; 800-223-7440
crystal earrings


Handcrafted in France, these antique-looking earrings are dotted with Austrian crystals.

La Vie Parisienne;
denim jacket


This stretch-denim jacket looks polished with trousers and flouncy dresses.

animal print cardigan and flower pin

$99 (cardigan) and $48 (pin)

The fitted shape and animal print give a refined cardigan a sexy edge; a flower pin makes it more playful.

Cardigan; Pin, James Coviello;

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