Fashion Risk: A Sequin Skirt
After having her second child, Elan found motivation to get back to her prebaby size in an unlikely place: a stunning sequin skirt. But even after she lost the weight, the stay-at-home mom remained reluctant about such a look-at-me piece. Once she slipped it on, however, she realized, “it didn’t matter that my stomach wasn’t as flat as it used to be, since the sequins drew attention to my legs, my best feature.” By pairing the skirt with flats and a basic tank, Elan keeps it from looking too dressy or “hoochie mama—it’s fun and polished at the same time.”
To buy: Tory Burch sequin skirt. Club Monaco top. French Sole flats. Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets.