WHEN WANG MET KARAN: a designer hybrid

A great Wang piece RARELY makes it to a 50% off SALE so we were super surprised to see this jewel, the Alexander Wang Cutout Dress, still on the rack at shopbop.com.

We love this dress for myriad reasons: It was intended for summer but clearly works for fall. The sleeves give us girly girls a bit of coverage for those un-toned arms and keep us warm in the summer air conditioning and breezy winter weather. Also, notice also the drape of the skirt. The neutral banded waist establishes a sassy silhouette while the drapes hide our flaws and gives us perfect curves.

Not wanting to go with the obvious black platform, we found a pair of neutral gladiators that coordinate with the waistline while bringing a new texture to the look. This pair from Boutique 9 is a wardrobe-builder and a leg-lengthener.

With such a Donna Karan goddess look, we needed stunnin, sharp accessories. We love how putting the Chain gang bracelet on each wrist creates a geometric foil for these soft drapes.