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The Accessoriez

A well-cut dress or suit will make an entrance, but it’s the little things that turn great into wow! An accessories tutorial, from A to Z.


Apple green, the wild child of the preppy rainbow, has a refreshing tartness that can punch up any accessory. Burberry Prorsum woven-raffia bag, $695.

B is for Bamboo
Bamboo adds a touch of nature to everything from silver jewelry to high heels. It’s part of that rustic but glamorous South Pacific wave crashing on these northern shores. Embroidered shoulder bag, Tom Ford for Gucci, $1,790 .

City slickers, take note: Rodeo gear isn’t just for cowboys anymore. There’s a huge Western influence on men’s fashion this season—urbane and with a wry sense of humor. Look like you’re riding a mustang when you’re riding the subway. Tom Ford for Gucci boots, $795.

Deck shoes don’t come slicker than this. Sailing in a three-tone? Speedboating is more like it. Men’s shoes, $345.

Eighties: Remember James Spader’s smirk in Less Than Zero? The look that takes a risk? Men’s loafers, $620.
Louis Vuitton

Flowers are back, blooming on everything from head to toe. Fanciful and pretty or splashy and tropical—if it’s a floral, go out and get it. Luisa Beccaria bag, $760.
Linda Dresner

Georgina Goodman, London shoe genius, balances a girlie bow with a powerhouse heel. The new ready-to-wear line has arrived here in New York, so try on a pair for size. Coral Mary Janes, around $500.
Georgina Goodman

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Height, as in platforms or four-inch heels, will make you a tower of power. It takes a strong heel to carry off this season’s gutsy designs—or to put some muscle into a sweet frock. Pierre Hardy gilded-heel gladiator sandals, $615.
Bergdorf Goodman

I is for India
Sorry, hippies! We’re talking about the luxe side of exotic: ornate fantasy jewels and intricate metallic embroidery; elaborate designs in hot-colored combinations of claret and burnt orange. For example, this handcrafted 22-karat vermeil bib necklace, thoroughly crusted with rubies and white sapphires and dripping with garnets. Amrita Singh necklace, $1,385.
Kirna Zabête

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