10 Fashion Essentials You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

Here are the 10 latest pieces we can’t live without.

1. A simple, sexy sandal always looks fantastic. (Narciso Rodriguez, $825, Barneys New York, New York City, 212-826-8900)

2. Ever since Yves Saint Laurent’s 1966 Le Smoking, the tuxedo has become, as he put it, “an indispensable garment with which she’ll always be in fashion.” (Balmain jacket, price on request, and jumpsuit, $4,300, Neiman Marcus, 888-888-4757; Gucci clutch, $1,790, gucci.com; Christian Louboutin sandals, $945, Christian Louboutin, New York City, 212-396-1884)


3. The strappy purse has for years taken us from the office to weekends in the country. (Lanvin, $3,590, Barneys New York, New York City, 212-826-8900)

4. For those who prefer the oversize look of a man’s watch, Hermès has launched the Arceau Ecuyère, an alligator-strap timepiece that recalls something your granddad might have worn. ($16,100, hermes.com)

5. Many a lover has been seduced by an Azzedine Alaïa skirt. ($2,310, Barneys New York, New York City, 212-826-8900)

6. In 1959, Valentino debuted his first red dress—a design that has since become part of his legacy. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli carry on the tradition with this elegant strapless number from their resort collection. ($6,980, valentino.com)

7. The box clutch has long been the go-to bag for glamorous nights out. (The Row, prices on request, therow.com)

8. Pile on rings for poetic allure. (From top: Finn Jewelry, $1,400, barneys.com; Anahita, $3,830, anahitajewelry.com; Cathy Waterman, $2,115, Barneys New York, 212-826-8900; Sylva & Cie, $4,000, sylvacie.com; Nancy Newberg Jewelry, $700, nancynewberg.com; Hoorsenbuhs, $2,500, Barneys New York, 212-826-8900)

9. Jeans and a T-shirt get an update in leather and neoprene, respectively. (Proenza Schouler top, $525, and trousers, $1,995, Proenza Schouler, New York City, 212-585-3200)


10. Whether worn with a pencil skirt or tossed on over a pair of jeans, a Chanel jacket remains the chicest way to top off an outfit. ($6,933, select Chanel stores, 800-550-0005)

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