Wearing all black is a no-brainer, but you can’t hide forever. Try a blouse or skirt in one of fall’s gorgeous jewel tones, like ruby, emerald or sapphire.
Inside every stylish woman’s wardrobe is a black cashmere turtleneck. You can play it classic or edgy, and it makes everyone look slimmer. (Tory Burch, Saks Fifth Avenue Collection)
Invest in a perfectly tailored minimalist piece—you won’t regret it. Think cap-sleeve sheaths in sophisticated solids or unfussy blazers (with or without buttons) in neutral tones.
Shopping for a puffer jacket? Make sure your pick is as flattering as possible: It should hit at the top of your hips or have a cinched waist.
Need one new clothing item to get you through the holidays? Try a gold sequined tank under a blazer or on its own.
Trousers are loosening up this season, so look for more relaxed, flowy fits. Pair them with something lean and tucked in like a shrunken button-down. (And don’t forget a heel.)