Fall Looks That Won't Fail

For fashion devotees, there are two types of clothes: the fabulous (as in This cost me my paycheck) and the fundamental (as in I'm going to live in this). To help you negotiate the treacherous wa

FABULOUS YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE'S black silk skirt with velvet detail. Perfect for an art-gallery fund raiser. $1,150

FUNDAMENTAL SPIEGEL'S black polyester jersey with back slit. Perfect for a day at the office and then a night on the town. $49

FABULOUS DOLCE & GABBANA'S ivory cargo corduroys with high-waisted back. Wear them to meetings with your agent. $515

FUNDAMENTAL KENNETH COLE'S camel flared-leg corduroys, slit at ankle. Pants you can wear to take meetings with the PTA. $88 --By Carole Buia


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