Lisa Finkelstein: Retro
Jewelry design director, J.Crew
J.Crew party dress.
HER TRICKS: Invest
in a simple A-line dress — a clean canvas for your unique look. Snap up
lots of fun, affordable baubles, like enamel pins, to pile upon neutral basics. Shop
for steals in new color combos. Play up
your femininity at work — you can look just as confident in ribbons as in pinstripes. Enhance
casual-Friday jeans with budget-friendly accessories, like a vibrant blouse, crystal belt, and big jewels. Emulate
the late socialite Nan Kempner, who wore the same fabulous clothes over and over again in different ways. Transform
a dress from party-frilly to polished with a shrunken jacket in a cool fabric. Keep everything
— the more to mix and match with!
Jacket, $298, dress, $225, cardigan, $110, brooch, $50, necklace, $150, bracelets, $25 to $85, J.Crew; jcrew.com
. Shoes, $795, Valentino; neimanmarcus.com