Ladylike with edge

by Amanda Bedgood

Classics that last

The classics never go out of style. The Jackie-O and the Audrey and all those things that are utterly demure. Come fall they are getting a makeover. Blend a bit of funk by way of wild prints with traditional shapes, choose surprising embellishments and reach for a bag that's bold.

THE PLEATED SKIRT - This vibrant print pops from Maven Womenswear and works from summer to fall with the swap of a crisp white crop to a sharp little blazer. We love the perforated trim for an unexpected touch.

THE UPDATED FLAT - Flats do anything but fall flat when done with an edgy shape and simple but bold elements like a clear side. These pointy-toed neutral shoes from Shoe La La work from day to drinks after work and pair with looks both funky and feminine.

THE STATEMENT BAG - The dame's bag with personality can be neutral with a sexy vibe (the gals at kiki compare this Kate Spade bag to carrying a negligee and we agree) or a classic shape with a bold color - think grass green for summer to fall handbags.