Refined cool reigns supreme in fashion designer Rebecca Taylor’s collection of ultra-feminine clothing, shoes, and accessories. Based in New York City, this New Zealand native creates dresses, tops, and other women’s wardrobe essentials that feature surprising color combinations, unusual embellishments, and precise detailing. Sleek blouses, basic sweatshirts, and tees in neutral hues get a lift from mesh paneling and gold hardware, while bold prints and nailhead studs add sass to Taylor’s silky sheaths and classic miniskirts. To finish off your look, don a pair of Taylor’s ultra-chic cap-toe flats, lace-up leather booties, or wedge sneakers, or stash your stuff in one of her roomy satchel handbags. Slip on one of Taylor’s leopard-print woolen bomber jackets or warm, fur-collared coats and hit the town in high style.
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“Being overdressed is very chic to me,” says Gilt City assistant editor Janell Hickman, who regularly turns to the 50s and 60s for inspiration. That era’s elegant, ladylike charm is back this season, thanks to accessories like ankle-strap pumps, offering instant polish. “I look for the right heel height—something in the middle that is sexy, but not scary,” she says, “and wear them with something that showcases that strap.” A midi skirt or a pair of cropped cigarette pants will do the trick. Get inspired by Janell’s personal style, then shop the sale for a perfect pair of ankle straps of your own.