Real Women's Dress Code

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

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    Athena Calderone

    Interior designer

    My Investment Piece: Louis Vuitton cashmere coat, $2,700 (866-VUITTON for stores).

    Why I've Gotta Have It: This coat represents two of my favorite trends — menswear and military. It's timeless and can pull any look together, which means it's money well spent!

    Big Night Look: A bold, playful skirt offset by a simple white tank makes the coat evening-appropriate.

    Tips: Amp up the ensemble with textured monochromatic stilettos.

    Fight the onset of pale winter legs with a quick bronzer. Try Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion in Medium-Deep ($21; clinique.com).

    Skirt, price upon request, Thakoon at Forty Five Ten; (214) 559-4510. Shoes, $1,095, Christian Louboutin; christianlouboutin.com. Tank & all jewelry, Calderone's own.

    Zoe Buckman
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