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; sassanova.com).
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).
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; saksfifthavenue.com).
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 lancome.com.
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; vuitton.com).
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; theshoehive.com).
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; shophysteria.com).
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; hermes.com).
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; saksfifthavenue.com).
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; winkdc.com).