Real Women's Dress Code

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

May 23, 2011 9:00 AM
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Audrina Patridge

I can't live without: James Perse's high-waisted skirts in olive green, black, and tan. You can wear them as skirts or tube dresses. With the right layers, they work for every season.

Reality-TV style myth: People think they have to spend a lot of money on designer things because they are on camera or being photographed all the time — but you can look great without spending a fortune.

Style note:Going from day to night can be as easy as changing your fragrance. For day I wear Pure Poison by Dior, then at night, Ange Ou Demon by Givenchy.

Sweatshirt $355, shoes $890, Isabel Marant; (212) 944-7900. Shirt $280, pants $280, Isabel Marant Etoile; (212) 944-7900. Belt $48, Tommy Hilfiger; tommy.com. Ring $89, Eden; shopedenjewelry.com.