25 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe

25. Raise the style bar of a simple dress with a wide, twin-buckle belt.
Photo: David Lawrence

25 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe

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1. Look tailored yet sexy in stiletto oxfords.

1. Look tailored yet sexy in stiletto oxfords.
David Lawrence

Leather two-tone platform heels, Just Sweet, $125; amazon.com.

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2. Recall Old Hollywood glamour with new art deco baubles.

2. Recall Old Hollywood glamour with new art deco baubles.
David Lawrence

Pewter earrings with hand-painted enamel and Austrian crystals, Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun, $170; ben-amun.com.

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3. Let a standout short-sleeve coat make your strongest statement.

3. Let a standout short-sleeve coat make your strongest statement.
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Wool coat with tiered sleeves, Loeffler Randall, $695; at NeimanMarcus, 415-362-3900. Silk blouse with necktie, ABS,$188; 310-393-8770. Bamboo knit tank, Cristi Conaway, $150; cristiconaway.com for stores. Wool skirt, Pink Tartan, $295;at Elegance, 718-339-1228.

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4. Take command in admiral-inspired fashions.

4. Take command in admiral-inspired fashions.
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Givenchy

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5. Score street-chic items with tough toucheslike zippers, chains and buckles.

5. Score street-chic items with tough toucheslike zippers, chains and buckles.
David Lawrence

Cotton jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves, Maria Bonita Extra, $305; 212-966-5110. Silk blouse with zipper, Harkham, $225; 615-771-5054. Stretch-cotton skinny jeans with ankle zippers, Rag & Bone, $242; at Neiman Marcus. Necklace of assorted vintage metals, Gemma Redux, $270; gemmaredux.com. Lambskin purse with zippers, Botkier, $625; at Nordstrom, 800-695-8000. Leather high-top sneakers with buckles, Nine West, $79; 800-999-1877 for stores.

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6. Bag a frame purse that'sclassic and modern.

6. Bag a frame purse that'sclassic and modern.
David Lawrence

Croc-embossed leather with patent trim,Rampage Handbags, $78; rampage.com.

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7. Embrace the return of big shoulders with a forties-inspired frock.

7. Embrace the return of big shoulders with a forties-inspired frock.
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Gucci

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8. Rethink leather; designers are using it in surprisingly softer ways.

8. Rethink leather; designers are using it in surprisingly softer ways.
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Marc Jacobs

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9. Tweak traditional tweed in a funnel-neck shift.

9. Tweak traditional tweed in a funnel-neck shift.
David Lawrence

Wool-acrylic short-sleeve dress with belt, Mariemarie,$525; at shopbop.com.

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10. Strike gold with fall's patterned metallics.

10. Strike gold with fall’s patterned metallics.
David Lawrence

Faux-python hobo, Devi Kroell for Target, $35; target.com.Foiled-leather T-straps with twin buckles,Moschino, $550; 323-930-2230.Crinkled-leather ballet flats, BananaRepublic, $88; bananarepublic.com.

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11. Discover your inner ski bunny with an of-the-moment quilted piece.

11. Discover your inner ski bunny with an of-the-moment quilted piece.
David Lawrence

Nylon and patent leather wedges, Via Spiga, $198; 800-289-6229. Nylon and cowhide purse, Kate Spade, $255; 323-930-2230. Polyester vest, Theory, $315; 877-551-7257.

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12. Dress up in a sweater with demure details.

12. Dress up in a sweater with demure details.
David Lawrence

Cashmere-cotton sweater with pleats and bow neck,Julie Haus, $288; at Fetish, 512-457-1007.

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13. Strut your stuff in slouchy slacks, a current day-or-night must-have.

13. Strut your stuff in slouchy slacks, a current day-or-night must-have.
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DKNY

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14. Outfit yourself for the office in a high-waisted pencil skirt.

14. Outfit yourself for the office in a high-waisted pencil skirt.
David Lawrence

Silk charmeuse blouse, Robert Rodriguez, $286; saks.com. Wool-cashmere pinstripe skirt, Rock & Republic, $319; rockandrepublic.com. Patent belt, Forever 21, $7; forever21.com.

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15. Clutch a boxy bag with a feminine flourish.

15. Clutch a boxy bag with a feminine flourish.
David Lawrence

Wool cable-knit minidress with cowl neck and puff sleeves, H&M, $50; hm.com for stores. Leather opera gloves, Banana Republic, $128;bananarepublic.com. Italian leatherclutch with bow detail, High Fashion,$160; at Lori?s, 773-281-5655.

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16. Consider autumn's color-block styles in earthy tones.

16. Consider autumn’s color-block styles in earthy tones.
David Lawrence

PVC bag, High Fashion, $98; 773-281-5655. Leather cap-toe pumps with Lucite heel, Aldo, $110; aldoshoes.com. Wool-nylon dress, Tibi, $480; netaporter.com.

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17. Shine on in a sparkly, showstopping tunic.

17. Shine on in a sparkly, showstopping tunic.
David Lawrence

Crepe de chine top with sequins, Tory Burch, $795; 203-622-5023.

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18. Bring pizzazz to basic pants with a paper-bag waist.

18. Bring pizzazz to basic pants with a paper-bag waist.
David Lawrence

Cashmere T-shirt, Queue, $220; at Arrive, 305-604-5818. Stretch-polyester wide-leg pants, Walter, $165; at Caravan NYC, 212-260-8189.Vermeil necklace, Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi, $190; shopbop.com.

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19. Make a French connection in a sleek silhouette.

19. Make a French connection in a sleek silhouette.
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Ralph Lauren

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20. Jazz up jeans with a floaty blouse featuring flirty fillips.

20. Jazz up jeans with a floaty blouse featuring flirty fillips.
David Lawrence

From top: Silk chiffon with ruffles, Nanette Lepore, $430;212-219-8265. Silk georgette with floral detail, Jenny Han,$156; at Intuition, 877-310-8442. Silk charmeuse withbows, Rebecca Taylor, $244; at Sandpiper, 770-433-2989.

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21. Channel Joan Jett. Studs lend a rock and roll vibe to shoes and shirts, bags and bangles.

21. Channel Joan Jett. Studs lend a rock and roll vibe to shoes and shirts, bags and bangles.
David Lawrence

Modal and spandex studded T-shirt, LaROK, $298; at Intermix stores. Silver-tone bangles, Forever 21, $7 each; forever21.com.Patent flats with studded toe, Sigerson Morrison, $270; 212-941-5404. Studded leather bag with patent straps, High Fashion, $190; at Intuition, 310-287-0327.

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22. Stay true blue in this season's hottest hue.

22. Stay true blue in this season’s hottest hue.
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Michael Kors

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23. Brighten up neutral menswear with a colorful jacket.

23. Brighten up neutral menswear with a colorful jacket.
David Lawrence

Silk-cotton turtleneck, Ann Taylor, $68; anntaylor.com. Wool-poly jacket, Sonia Rykiel, $605; 818-762-3274. Wool pants, J. Crew, $125; jcrew.com.

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24. Go graphic in a geometric-pattern minidress.

24. Go graphic in a geometric-pattern minidress.
David Lawrence

Silk sleeveless dress, Lauren Moffatt, $369; 877-746-7267.

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25. Raise the style bar of a simple dress with a wide, twin-buckle belt.

25. Raise the style bar of a simple dress with a wide, twin-buckle belt.
David Lawrence

Cashmere sweater dress with cocoon sleeves, Rebecca Taylor, $366; atEmily Grace, 301-251-4184. Double-buckle patent belt, Michelle FlahertyBelts, $168; at Elements, 214-987-0837.

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