Pick your favorite hue, then dress head-to-toe in every shade of it for a totally modern play on color. “Simply V” cardigan, $45, and fitted pencil skirt, $60, both The Limited. “Florentine Silk” top, Dimri, $30. “Coast” print satin pump, Christian Siriano for Payless, $35.
She made the silk square a classic; you make it cool again. Here, we rolled it up on the diagonal and tied the corners together for a low-slung look. Silk scarf, The Vera Company, $88. Convertible trench, I â™¥ Ronson for JCPenney, $60. Cotton cashmere cardigan, $40, and tee shirt, $16, both Uniqlo.
9. Find a sexy new scent
Rethink the way you shop for fragrance â€” and head to the men’s counters. Green, aquatic, and minty notes have feminine appeal but are more likely to appear in a scent marketed to men, explains Drom Fragrances’ perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros. We’re loving these fresh men’s scents: Derek Jeter Driven Sport, $23 for 2.5 oz, and Nautica Oceans, $49 for 1.7 oz.
10. Work the chain gang
Fasten abandoned chain bracelets from the back of your jewelry box together to make an amazing one-of-a-kind necklace. Chain bracelets, Delicate Raymond Jewelry, $40 to $98 each. Silk top, Ann Taylor, $68.
11. Make your haircut work harder
Has your bob stopped bobbing? Refresh an out-of-shape ‘do with haircut-specific stylers. Polymer technologies get hair strands to repel one another for flipped-out ends, or lie flat for sleek looks. (Try HerCut Haircare for Your Haircut products for the bob, shag, blunt cut, long layers, and pixie; Revolution In Cut by Ric Pipino for the bob, layered bob, crop, short layer, long layer, and blunt cuts; and Sally Hershberger Luxe Layers.)
12. Flat-out adorable
Consider this a double update: Oxford flats plus little socks equals the season’s cutest, comfiest treat for your feet. “Henley” oxford flats, Franco Sarto, $79. “Relaxed Roll Top” socks, K. Bell, $5. Drop hem vest, Fluxus, $69. “Kickback” racer tank, Enza Costa Rogue, $115. Striped denim pants, Tibi, $198.