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Jewelry that Works Well When Wearing White

The color of the season: white. These pieces perk up any wardrobe.

Photograph by Allison Dinner

Bead it

Pair a white beaded necklace with a simple black dress for a fresh look. This Gerard Yosca necklace, made with vintage resin beads, is $160 at Sassanova (1641 Wisconsin Ave., Georgetown; 202-471-4400;

Little white dress

It’s the perfect party dress—Monique Lhuillier’s tuxedo-style halter in snow-white silk gazar, $1,770 at Saks Jandel (5510 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-652-2250).

Belt it

Double-duty: Wear this 3.1 Phillip Limbraided cotton belt with jeans or over a dress. It’s $127 at Hysteria.

Sexy and sweet

Off-white denim Miu Miu peep-toe pumps with a girly bow are $370, by special order, at Saks Fifth Avenue (5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-657-9000; and Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700;

Photograph by Allison Dinner

Pearly whites

Lancome eye shadow in Drape is neutral enough for day but gives a bit of a glow for night; $14.50 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus department stores or

In the bag

You won’t have to think twice about which handbag to carry with Louis Vuitton’s Le Fabuleux. It’s $3,250 at Louis Vuitton (5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-1101;

The perfect sandal

Slip into something comfortable: Leather thongs by Bernardo are $86 at the Shoe Hive (115 S. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-548-7105;

Summer classic

Put away the dark pairs and go for the Jackie Kennedy look with these jeans by Citizens of Humanity, $177 at Hysteria (125 S. Fairfax St., Alexandria; 703-548-1615;

Photograph by Allison Dinner

On the cuff

A quick way to look chic? Adorn your wrist with a slick Hermes enamel bangle, $455 at Hermes, Fairfax Square (8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; 703-506-4546;

Tie one on

This modern version of the classic Brioni silk tie looks polished under a suit. It’s $165 at Saks Fifth Avenue—the Men’s Store, Mazza Gallerie (202-363-2059;

Proper topper

For a cool spring day, Milly’s three-quarter-sleeve belted safari jacket is just right. It’s $380 at Wink (3109 M St., Georgetown; 202-338-9465;

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.