Anine Bing is an L.A.-based brand that’s been on my radar for a while now. They make what I’d call fashiony classics—sophisticated, well-cut, youthful-but-still-appropriate pieces. This silk dress is such a good grown-up take on a hippie-girl frock. Here is a top with the same cute print.
This sheer-sleeved blouse is sexy in a very appealing, restrained way.
This schoolboy blazer comes in a few colors, but I like this bright, poppy red.
A very sweet star-print top that I’d wear with black jeans.
This shirt is so totally right out my playbook. I actually really like the way it’s styled here (though I’d tuck it) with the black bra peeking out.
Platforms aren’t really having a moment especially, and it took some looking to find enough for a post, but I sort of think they never go out of style. And for those of you who, like me, enjoy the idea of height without pain, they are simply indispensable in the warmer months. This pair from K Jacques is a little less walkable than some of the others here, but I think they’re highly wearable and pretty timeless.
These remind me of a pair of No 6 clog sandals I used to own, except for the cork sole.
A white shoe is always really chic, and I like that this one has studs instead of staples.
This is more of a wedge than a platform, really, but I’m allowing it because I think it’s pretty sexy in a subtle way.
This is the kind of platform you could traverse the city in.
Here is a well-priced pair that stops just short of being clunky.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.