The luxe fabric takes an unconventional form in this cinched purse. With peek-a-boo lace around the opening and silver chain straps, it has a nice balance between dainty and daring.To buy: $48, whitehouseblackmarket.com.
These cotton velvet trousers are as stylish and flattering as your favorite pair of jeans, but slightly more formal. Also available in black.To buy: $51, macys.com.
Getting dressed up doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Case in point: this sophisticated, loose-fitting top.To buy: $23, forever21.com.
Playing holiday hostess? Slip on these bow-adorned flats and you’ll be able to circulate all night in style.To buy: $59, piperlime.com.
Sometimes all you need is a little sparkle to take an outfit from basic to brilliant. The tie-it-yourself velvet ribbon means you can adjust the length of the necklace so it hits at the just-right spot.To buy: $108, bodenusa.com.
Are stiff, traditional blazers too conservative for your taste? Then this three-quarter–sleeve beauty may suit your fancy. Also available in pearl.To buy: $158, anthropologie.com.
The drapey velvet of this stylish dress skims beautifully over the midsection. Add a belt to further define your waist. Also available in plum.To buy: $148, jcrew.com.See all Daily Finds from this month