WORK

SWEATER, Liz Claiborne, $79;
lizclaiborne.com

BLOUSE, Peter Som at Capitol, $840; (704) 552-8987.

SKIRT, Victoria's Secret, $59.50;
victoriassecret.com

BAG, Mondani, $44; (800) 847-0072 for stores.

BELT, Banana Republic, $48;
bananarepublic.com

An acid hue won't shock your colleagues if topped with a muted knit.

WEEKEND

COAT, Gap, $88;
gap.com

TOP, C&C California, $46;
candccalifornia.com

PANTS, Old Navy, $29.50;
oldnavy.com

BAG, D&G, $950; dolcegabbana.it for stores.

SCARF, Buji Baja by Hat Attack, $55;
hatattack.com

Opting for a preppy mix of primaries? Keep the rest in creamy gold tones.

EVENING

DRESS, MNG by Mango, $129; (415) 956-3705.

BAG, Laura Matthews Designs, $275;
lauramatthewsdesigns.com

BRACELETS, Sparkling Sage, $35 and $89;
sparkling-sage.com

A hot magenta shift cools off with light-colored, non-matchy accessories.

Get more fashion advice here:

How to Wear Prints and Patterns
How to Wear Metallics

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