Dressed4Success

Purple reign and sweater weather



Editorial Assistance by Alexandra Chill and Harley Landsberg

Purple Reign

Deep purple rules as an alluring alternative to the boring blacks, beiges, and grays that dominate too many women’s work wardrobes.

1. PURPLE BLAZE
Deep purple sweater/jacket in cashmere/merino wool blend (Amina Rubinacci of Napoli) $695
LOLA, Rye (914) 921-3162

2. STRIPED STUNNER
Eggplant, black, and lilac striped wool dress (Jill McGowan) $287
DESIGNER ONE, Larchmont (914) 834-5080

3. GREAT LENGTHS
Eggplant open-weave long wool jacket (Jill McGowan) $332
DESIGNER ONE, Larchmont (914) 834-5080

4. RUFFLING IT
Long-sleeved purple silk blouse with ruffles (Dora Landa) $130
MARCH BOUTIQUE, Briarcliff Manor (914) 923-2100

5. SNOW DAY
“Crystal Snowflake” wool scarf in deep plum and taupe (Pazuki) $165
LOLA, Rye (914) 921-3162

6. SLICK & STYLISH
“Bea” plum-colored slicker-finish handbag with zipper detailing (MZ Wallace) $395
MARCH BOUTIQUE, Briarcliff Manor (914) 923-2100

Photo by Cathy Pinsky

Sweater Weather

In or out of the office, pairing a wool or cashmere sweater with a striped or plaid button-down shirt makes for a classically handsome cooler-weather look.

FADED GLORY & SHADES OF GRAY
Faded gray, white, and black plaid button-down shirt (John Varvatos USA) $98 Dark gray, half-zip, collared cashmere sweater (Peter Millar) $195
Z-LIFE DENIM LOUNGE, Rye Brook (914) 937-5433 (shirt) FAMILY BRITCHES, Chappaqua (914) 238-8017 (sweater)

STRIPE UP THE MAN & ZIP IT
Black button-down with dark brown, tan, and white stripes (Bugatchi) $99.50 Espresso half-zip cashmere sweater (Raffi) $275
ROTHMAN’S, Scarsdale (914) 713-0300

BLUES CLUES & HANDSOME IN THE ‘HOOD
Periwinkle button-down shirt with navy stripes (Boss) $155 Full-zip charcoal wool hoodie (Ted Baker) $175
ROTHMAN’S, Scarsdale (914) 713-0300


FOREVER PLAID & CASUAL CASHMERE

Brown, gray, and tan plaid sport shirt (Inis Meáin) $265 Charcoal cashmere crew-neck sweater (Inhabit) $380
CHURCHILLS OF MOUNT KISCO, Mount Kisco (914) 666-4800