How to Reenergize Your Signature Style
Tweak your tired-and-true look, whether it’s classic, trendy, or somewhere in between.
Most women fall into one of the following categories: triangle (larger at the bottom), circle (thick around the middle), hourglass (curvy but evenly proportioned), and rectangle (straight up and down). Learn which pieces work best for your unique body shape—and which won’t flatter you.
If Your Style Is Preppy . . .
add edgy accessories.
Penny loafers and ribbon belts used to be par for the course. But replace them with accents that aren’t Preppy Handbook–approved, like a slick black bag, kittenish pumps, a studded belt, and spiky earrings, and your nautical peacoat and Cape Cod–bright cords take on a cool, citified feel.
To buy (clockwise from top): Raoul silk top, $215, raoul.com. Keds at Opening Ceremony boiled-wool jacket, $425, openingceremony.us. Topshop cotton-corduroy pants, $80, topshop.com. Kara Ross metal-alloy belt, $470, 855-888-5769. Alexandre Birman pony-hair heels, $550, Zabayon, 732-761-1303. J.Crew leather bag, $348, jcrew.com. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $160, iloristyle.com for stores. Alexis Bittar gold-plated earrings with Swarovski crystals, $245, alexisbittar.com.