Real Women's Dress Code

Stylish women share their secrets to creating personalized wardrobes that work overtime.


February 22, 2012 9:15 AM

Key Piece: Vest

On the Job
Don't shy away from color despite the vest's rainbow of embellishments. Put two luxurious fabrics together by adding a bright leather skirt.

A cinched, paper-bag waist offsets the vest's loose, boxy shape.

Top, $374, Nellie Partow at Elizabeth Charles; (212) 243-3201. Skirt, price upon request, Peter Som; (212) 221-5991. Belt, $48, J.Crew; Bracelets, $150 to $350, rings, $90 & $250, Jennifer Fisher;