7 essential pieces

Think beyond the little black dress with revitalized classics

Getting dressed up can be a delight, given access to the right pieces. These basics, versatile yet distinctive, offer utility with a dash of whimsy. Nude heels are heightened by platforms and peep toes. A silk scarf is hand-embellished with streams of gold. The pencil skirt goes from standard to show stopping, thanks to a striking hue. When timeless staples meet updated details, the result is one for the ages.