1. An over-the-knee boot: Sergio Rossi's four-inch black sequin boots ($1,850) combine the over-the-knee trend with sexy sequins. Pair them with skinny jeans, a simple blazer and a structured necklace.

  2. A leopard shoe: Christian Louboutin's fur trimmed leopard mules ($1,895) practically scream 50's pinup girl. Wear them with a snug-fitting LBD or tailored skirt suit.

  3. A structured bag: Every woman needs a classic hold-all bag that can fit files for a business meeting or magazines and a travel pillow for a plane ride. Fendi's python peekaboo bag ($5,360) is as chic and multipurpose as handbags come. 

  4. A power necklace: Vera Wang's bold mixed-media pearl medallion necklace ($795) is a little bit ladylike and a little bit heavy metal. Wear it with a boat neck sheath dress and simple platform heels.

  5. A feathered bag: Marchesa's brilliant red feather clutch ($1695) is a special occasion accessory. Save this one for a red-carpet affair.

All items avaialbe at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-6161

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