Almost every designer made a tough-chic leather jacket for fall. Consider a snug-fitting biker style—it’s a knockout over a cocktail dress.
Feminine, 70s-inspired bow-tied blouses are back. Pair them with crisp pencil skirts or skinny jeans and you’ll be right on trend.
A leopard-print handbag will instantly update your daily wardrobe. It’s on-trend now, classic enough for later. Look for a ladylike one with some structure.
Your classic denim jacket still works in winter. Throw it over a cashmere sweater or a frilly dress for an extra layer of cool.
The most glamorous creature at the cocktail party will be the one wearing feathers. In black, they’re extra chic and not too much.
What to wear with your Mad Men-esque flaired dress (Nanette Lepore, BCBG Max Azria)? A structured bag, a tailored jacket and, by all means, heels.