We are going to the American Heart Association’s “Have A Heart” gala next month, and I’m wearing this VS dress. What color shoes, accessories, etc, would you recommend?
A. Your dress is great! (FYI for the rest of you: it’s not the one pictured above, but is very similar; you can check out the VS version here.) When it comes to black-tie…you know, you can always do the standards: pearls, chandelier earrings, black heels, et cetera et cetera…but why not take this opportunity (how many black-tie galas does one get to go to, really?) to have a little more fun?
What I’d do: add a little glamorous ’30s style with pops of coral, jade green, and gold. I put together the above “dream board” (“dream board” rather than “reality board” because that’s a Reiss clutch and Gucci shoes; click here for product info) for you to show you the kind of look that I’m talking about, but below are some more affordable clutch and shoe alternatives.