Trousers with an elevated rise look so cool, but you need a super-precise fit to ensure that they flatter your figure.
One of the most fun ideas we've come across recently: putting a frilly camisole over (rather than under) a delicate blouse.
Done right, this new mix of proportions has a great thrown-on cool—and a whole lot of sex appeal.
Both billowy and covered-up, these gathered-neck blouses are totally chic.
We saw this styling trick once on the runway at Marc Jacobs and fell in love with it instantly.
These look totally overpowering at first glance, but breaking them them up puts everything in proportion.
Take it in a polished, wildly sophisticated direction
When both pieces are black, this combination looks like a chic, streamlined bootie.
Some time next to the frozen peas is all it takes to prevent a fuzzy knit from making your black pants look like they belong to someone with a dozen cats.
Ironing works best, but the goal is to never actually touch the fabric.
Tricks for keeping this plush fabric looking great
A crisp, white cotton shirt is a simple and unexpected counterpoint to an elegant, frilly skirt.
Styling How-to advice from Lucky's editors and experts. (updated May 2007)
Pairing long sweaters with long skirts might sound like it would wind up looking like a big shapeless disaster, but done right, it actually has a great, romantic quality.
Styling How-to advice from Lucky's editors and experts. (updated December 2006)
Our senior beauty editor, Cristina Mueller, approached this swingy, '50s-style blouse with a fair amount of skepticism. But following a couple of easy shopping rules prevents this from being the case.
Fit How-to advice from Lucky's editors and experts. (updated May 2006)
Pieces that looked like classic loungewear were a runway trend we particularly liked; done right, it actually has a great, romantic quality, so we went for the originals.
Styling How-to advice from Lucky's editors and experts. (updated April 2006)