REASONS TO LOVE IT
Who doesn't want to rule the fashion kingdom? Designers delivered a menagerie of dresses, skirts, shorts, sweaters, and coats often mixed with fur-real, faux, or screen-printed. All you need now is a fierce attitude.
HOW TO WORK IT
Note how buttoned up these outfits are, even the sexy ones. (Tom Ford's slinky feathered, high-neck, sequined gown, anyone?) You don't want to look like a cougar so avoid anything extra tight or revealing. Pair with solids like black, brown, or gray-or combine with other prints like polka dots (yes, it works), in a similar palette. Saint Laurent tempered its ocelot topper with a grunge floral dress, then toughened it up with a punkish motorcycle boots and sheer black stockings.
Photos: (left to right) Saint Laurent, Burberry Prorsum, Emanuel Ungaro, Tom Ford
Stella McCartney Sunglasses
Eco-acetate, $190; stellamccartney.com for stores.
Max Mara Clutch
Calf-hair, $825; at Max Mara, 212-879-6100.
Diane von Furstenberg Shirtdress
Silk crepe de chine, $345; dvf.com.
Wool-rayon, $425; neimanmarcus.com for stores.
CH Carolina Herrera Skirt
Silk jacquard, $615; at CH Carolina Herrera, 212-744-2076.
Printed leather, $248; coach.com.
Denim, $196; anthropologie.com.
VC Signature Slipper Loafers
Cotton, $225; vincecamuto.com.