It’s both practical and eye-popping. Get more life out of your sandals with black tights, which look so cool with bright strappy shoes. Or mix patterned legwear, like the clashy ones at Rochas, with a tweedy pencil skirt and neutral heels. Just stick to hemlines that hit above the knee to keep it fresh, not frumpy.
At the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s benefit gala, Gabrielle Union showed up in a strapless styled Prada gown in a rich shade of emerald green. A diamond wreath at her neck and black T-strap heels completed her look.