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The scene at Boston Fashion Week—be ready to be seen.

The Outfit

This event is the time  to don your boldest pieces—whether they’re super sexy,  colorful, or  dressy. This peplum cocktail dress in purple satin is a prime example. When topped with a leather jacket, it has great urban edge. In fact, top just about any outfit with a leather jacket and it becomes city chic (and Boston Fashion Week appropriate).

Let the neckline of leather and satin speak for itself and skip the necklace. Go instead with a bold pair of earrings, like these gold-beaded beauties, which bring  a soft influence to the ensemble.  A cocktail ring and bracelet add sparkle, while a pair of high heel shoes remains a staple. These black bootie pumps go with just about everything. And the clutch adds extra shimmer and texture without overpowering  the outfit.

Nanette Lepore Parade black leather jacket, $698, French Lessons. Torn by Ronny Kobo purple camille peplum dress, $276, Dresscode. Purple Stone cocktail ring, $120, Hot in Hollywood Jewelry. Miguel Ases Labradorite feather shaped earrings, $340, Jambu Jewelry. Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet black Tamara heels, $325, Sole Amour. Chan Luu pyrite necklace wrapped on wrist, $345, Jambu Jewelry. Iris Lane jeweled black snakeskin clutch, $148, Sole Amour.


Cuffs make a comeback. A chunky style adds casual flair to a dressier dress. A touch of soft shine is always welcome for a night out on the town.

Lucite cuff bracelet, $175, Ladybug Shop. Charcoal statement necklace, $28, Hot in Hollywood



What’s the  perfect piece for making a sophisticated statement?  This stunning hand-beaded collar. Skip all other jewelry. Pair this, instead, with the purple dress and pumps, and voilà! You are ready.

Sandra Golbert black tree bark choker, $698, Sense of Wonder



Bags continue to make a statement. Choose a punch of color, stay monochromatic,  go for texture, opt for shine, or add a dash of fun.

Edith Belle Designs turquoise bag, $96, Sense of Wonder. Iris Lane silver snake embossed black clutch, $206, Sole Amour



Need a quick wardrobe update? Grab a fantastic belt and wrap it around everything! The minimalist mirror belt is a hot trend and its links of silver offer instant style. Even your go-to LBD looks totally updated with one of these wrapped around it.

Brave black leather and mirror belt, $179, Dresscode. Suzi Roher metal chain belt, $242, French Lessons



Think outside the box and look for metallics and shades of white for both shoes and boots. This pair incorporates two hot trends, white pumps and animal prints.

Jimmy Choo Elaphe snakeskin cut-out heels, $175, Chic Consignment