Tuxedo-Inspired Fashion Trends
Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton Blouse
Marlene Dietrich would have worn this pleat-front shirt with a top hat and tails. The modern-day equivalent? Wide-leg trousers and pointy pumps.
To buy: $90, macys.com for stores.
The Limited Faux-Leather Belt
Look to this crystal-studded belt—a little bit ritzy, a little bit rock and roll—to impart black-tie panache to jeans.
To buy: $35, thelimited.com.
Zara Viscose-Blend Blazer
Talk about a smoking jacket. The geometric details and the fluted shape on this collarless number give it an avant-garde edge and the power to upgrade anything it touches.
To buy: $130, zara.com for info.
Coach Suede Heels
Well, hello, twinkle toes. Kitten heels adorned with metallic bows instantly sharpen a plain pencil skirt.
To buy: $100, coach.com.
Banana Republic Clutch of Lucite and Polyester Satin
No need to read between the lines: Paired with a monochromatic outfit, this striped clutch makes an emphatic statement.
To buy: $98, 888-277-8953.
L.K. Bennett Wool-Blend Dress
Ivory satin lapels dramatize an otherwise demure black dress.
To buy: $825, 212-309-7559.