10 items every woman should own
At designer shows like Jason Wu, this sleek bottom paired well with everything from tailored blouses to big and boxy jackets.
How to wear: Heels required, be they pointy-toe pumps or strappy sandals.
Wool meets leather and fur in fall's mixed-media outerwear.
How to wear: You don't have to match your boots to your (leather) trim to rotate these statement pieces into your wardrobe. But consider their vibe -- whether tough, bohemian, or classic.
Bright chunky knit
Cables and jacquard weaves team with hot colors for cozy knits.
How to wear: Designers went for contrast on the runway, and so should you. Choose a dressier piece -- preferably tailored, not froufrou -- as a contrast to bulk and texture on top.
Expandable sides define the newest big bags, but it's more about the look than utility.
How to carry: This classic shape adds ladylike poise to unstructured, loose sportswear.
So chic we hate to call it super-trendy (but it is).
How to wear: Combine with separates in denim or lace, taking it as reserved
or as edgy as you wish. Try it belted: Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Yves Saint Laurent all cinched theirs at the waist.
This season finely tailored versions wake up your work look and can even stand in as tights under a dress.
How to wear: Pair with oxfords, ankle-strap pumps, or any other shoe you want to show off.
Full skirted dress
Designers just couldn't let go of the '60s silhouette, which makes for luxe looks that are a whole lot easier on the hips than, say, the classic sheath.
How to wear: Dress it down by adding flats and a fitted jacket or cardigan.
Your new day-to-evening heels.
How to wear: On the runway these sharp shoes glammed up menswear cuts. Go for a bright or jewel tone to enliven a wardrobe of neutrals.
The tough topper is having a major moment. Besides straight-up black leather, there are two-toned takes and tweed versions with details like quilting and rough edges.
How to wear: Pretend it's a neutral blazer and sport with anything from a long, flowy skirt to wool trousers.
DKNY, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu took suits on a psychedelic ride.
How to wear: For night, show skin with a sleek tank. For day, personalize with a
crisp white shirt (tie very optional).