The $2,000 Budget
“I want to transition my standard wardrobe, which is quite feminine, to pieces with sleeker lines and sharper tailoring.” My Spring Inspirations 1. “I like the mix of materials—python and lace—in this Erdem outfit. And robin’s-egg blue is one of this spring’s popular hues.” 2. “There’s a dark romance to the dragon ear cuffs at Rodarte. I aspire to be the girl who would wear them.” 3. “I got into fashion after seeing all of the fabulous pictures of supermodels and Gianni Versace, like this one from his show in 1991.” —Sarah Conly, Market Editor
“A silver snake-print skirt is surprisingly easy to wear for day—just pair it with a simple T-shirt.” Embossed metallic leather skirt, $495, Milly; millyny.com.
“What a steal! Super-soft, and the neckline hits at the perfect place, right below the collarbone.” Cotton-polyester T-shirt, Old Navy; oldnavy.com.
“The abstract print on this lightweight anorak is easier to wear than real camo.” Nylon-polyurethane jacket, $145, Theory 38; at bloomingdales.com.
Vita Fede and Jules Smith
“The round shape of these sunglasses is very '90s, a decade I'm obsessed with.” Plastic sunglasses with metal, $14, Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.com.
“Shorts suits are everywhere this season. This pattern is fun, vibrant, and a bit cheeky." Linen jacket ($298) and shorts ($128), Joie, 646-284-9081.