Sarah Easley (left) & Beth Buccini
Owners of NYC boutique Kirna Zabete
Keep a shopping bag with key pieces under your desk for quick but effective changes. "Trade your neutral day shoe for a brightly colored or leopard-print one," they advise. And ditch your blazer for a sequined cardigan with a metallic clutch. Easley's favorite day look is a long sleeveless vest over tailored pants. Smart in the boardroom — but when cinched with a patent belt, it becomes a genius cocktail dress (lose the pants, of course). Jewelry is also a no-fail look-shifter. "Do dangly earrings, a bold cuff, or a chunky cocktail ring," adds Buccini. "Just not all three together! Add a silky studded clutch and red lips, and you've got that Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette thing down."
On Easley: Vest, price upon request, Sacai; top, $425, pants, $575, Proenza Schouler; necklace, price upon request, Jennifer Fischer; shoes, Easley's own.
On Buccini: Dress, $795, Stella McCartney; necklace, $435, Alessandra Gallo; shoes, $795, Proenza Schouler; watch, Buccini's own.
"A big, bold cocktail ring adds glamour to any look. It's a little party on your hand!" — Beth Buccini
On Easley: Vest (worn as dress), price upon request, Sacai; belt, $365, Balenciaga; shoes, $1369, Azzedine Alaia; earrings, $715, vintage.
On Buccini: Dress, $795, Stella McCartney; shoes, $995, Lanvin; earrings, $445, Diana Broussard; clutch, $1075, Balenciaga; watch, Buccini's own. All items, kirnazabete.com.