Uniform dressing is in vogue, and for good reason. The basic premise is this: identify a flattering look, buy multiples of workhorse pieces, and wear the same look every day with minor tweaks. Depending on your trend tolerance, you could update your look seasonally (or never). For those looking to eliminate a major inconvenience from their morning routines, uniform dressing…

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Ann Taylor’s Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace (30% off today) is one of my favorite costume jewelry pieces; I wear it often because it works well with both dressy and casual outfits. I like it enough that I bought a navy version from Ann Taylor last fall. Like the original, it is perfect for the lazy everywoman who doesn’t always have…

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Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat (similar) | c/o Aéropostale Pocket Woven Cropped Hi-Lo Tank | Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans | YSL Cabas Chyc Large Leather East West Bag | Zara Court Shoes (similar) I’ve never regretted packing jeans for a trip (even tropical paradise escapes). They are predictably versatile and unexpectedly useful, as when I decided to go hiking…

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Ann Taylor Bateau Lace Dress | Ann Taylor Modern Classic Pearl & Chain Necklace | Burberry Westland Sateen Trench | YSL Large Cabas Chyc | Zara Court Shoes (similar) The simplest way to quickly shorten the length of a dress (in order to lend it versatility) is to belt the dress at your high waist, pull a section of fabric below…

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When packing for a lengthier trip with space constraint, I normally choose pieces that are more muted in color and avoid color schemes that vaguely resemble holiday themes (so no red with pink, red with green, orange with black, etc.) I also opt for neutral outerwear (like khaki trench coats, medium wash denim jackets, black/gray/navy blazers, etc.) and few colorful…

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