Far from a summer fling, this short silhouette endures. Done up in a cozy ivory knit with a slightly roomy fit, it makes for one perfect chilly weather layering piece.
Want an off-duty ensemble that's still polished? Skip blue jeans and opt for pants in winter white. Break up the soft palette with a burst of striking orange, which works well with jaunty leopard flats. A long gold necklace looks luxe, while a spacious bucket bag is errand-ready.
|Rag & Bone|
For the ultimate in schoolgirl cool, sharpen things up with mood-inflected separates. Show off the collar and cuffs of a silk button down, and let a bold leather pencil skirt with a daring slit show off lots of leg (but no midriff). Sexy navy pumps and a top handle bag add to the polished, lady-like factor.
|Elizabeth & James|
Go for pared-back elegance by building on the slouchy shape. A gracefully draped boyfriend coat (in a playful, eye-catching sky blue, no less) and flowy midi skirt are office best-dressed material. Finish with a clutch and classic nude patent pumps for a sophisticated home run.