Answer: Invest in black – it’s modern, versatile and not to mention, slimming. All you need to get a chic look are four great pieces plus a few blouses and sweaters to wear as underpinnings.
A black suit (Holt Renfrew, Femme de Carrriere) is a great start – the pant can be worn sans jacket and dressed up with a chiffon Victorian-inspired blouse (Gap, H&M) or worn casual for evening with a chunky knit sweater (Old Navy).
A little black dress (Bebe, Mango) works well for day under a boxy jacket or with a pretty cardigan. A classic turtleneck in neutrals such as camel or grey (Banana Republic) is a great topper for pants or an a-line pleated skirt.