1 Dress This figure- flattering, sleeveless black shift by Elie Tahari ($398, elietahari.com) can go casual or formal.
2 Jeans Bring one pair of perfectly fitting jeans by 7 for All Mankind ($187, 7forallmankind.com).
3 Shirt This crisp cotton button-down top by Ralph Lauren Black Label ($225, polo.com) is a great foundation.
4 Bag The Prada Ombre patent-leather bag works for day or night ($2,280, prada.com).
5 Necklace The 45-inch sterling silver loop chain by John Hardy ($890, johnhardy.com) makes a delicate statement as a necklace but is sturdy enough to wear as a belt.
6 Ring A neutral moonstone ring from Pomellato ($3,445, pomellato.it) goes with anything.
7 Jacket The cropped cotton- twill jacket by Moschino Cheap and Chic ($1,070, moschino.com) is a lightweight cover-up.
8 Flats Stroll around town or head to dinner in versatile metallic flats by Stuart Weitzman ($250, stuartweitzman.com).
9 Watch Gucci’s Signoria horsebit steel watch ($1,195, gucci.com) doubles as a bracelet.