White Collar

After years of languishing in the minor leagues — think cater-waiter and school uniforms — the crisp white shirt reclaims its title as the most versatile of wardrobe classics.

May 1, 2012 11:00 AM

Silver Standard

When transitioning from office- to after-hours with a single skirt change, a plain-front top is fine, but beaded is better.

Shirt, $1,190, Brunello Cucinelli; (714) 957-6930. Skirt, price upon request, N21; thecorner.com. Earrings, $945, Dries Van Noten at Jeffrey Atlanta; (404) 237-9000.