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Spring Fashion: New Takes on Classic Black and White

  • Tom Corbett

    Sparkle Plenty

    Our favorite desk-to-dinner look: a shimmery tee and studded pencil skirt. The shapes are go-with-everything classic, the shine says spring 2013.

    Top, Talbots, $59.50. Skirt, Talbots, $139. Belt, Express, $25. Shoes, Franco Sarto, $70. Clutch, Apt. 9, $49. Bangles, Lulu's, $19.

  • Tom Corbett

    Bright Idea

    A lightweight leather bomber in a hot hue will make everything in your closet look current.

    Jacket, Prabal Gurung for Target, $200. Tee, Nautica, $22. Pants, Derek Lam for Kohl's, $54. Bag, Dooney & Bourke, $50. Shoes, Zara, $40. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $25.

  • Tom Corbett

    Gilt Complex

    A golden trench is a wardrobe wonder. Ideal over any outfit from dresses to denim, the tailored topper adds a perfect dose of dazzle.

    Trench, $75; skirt, $35; clutch, $30; heels, $50; all Duro Olowu for JCPenney. Turtleneck, WD.NY, $48.

  • Tom Corbett

    Power Couple

    To make this classic color combo seem new, go for an ultrafeminine embroidered blouse and skirt with a flirty flounce. Lace-up heels add a bit of edge.

    Top, $108; skirt, $78; belt, $44; all White House Black Market. Clutch, CelebBoutique, $79. Heels, Prabal Gurung for Target, $40.

  • Tom Corbett

    Sheer Perfection

    A pretty pastel layer underneath makes this lacy sheath feel modern, especially paired with accessories in bold citrus.

    Dress, Maggy London, $148. Shoes, Prabal Gurung for Target, $40. Clutch, Prabal Gurung for Target, $35. Middle bangle, Prabal Gurung for Target, $17. Yellow bangles, Coldwater Creek, $40 each.

  • Tom Corbett

    Geometry Lesson

    How's this for math? Assorted colors + diagonal lines = super slimming. Pair with neutral accessories for a perfect wear-anywhere outfit.

    Dress, Derek Lam for Kohl's, $70. Shoes, BCBGMaxAzria, $325. Bangles, R.J. Graziano, $45 each. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $65. Clutch, Nila Anthony, $58.

    Originally published in the April 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

    This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.