City Sophistication

October 8, 2006 • Magazine

City Sophistication

City Sophistication

Sun, 2006-10-08 10:00

Andra Naylor

“Urban easeâ€? was the concise inspiration behind Donna Karan’s Spring ’07 ready-to-wear collection, presented earlier this month in New York.

To me, urban ease means an outfit that moves with you, on the train, down the street, through an eight-hour day and hopefully, to drinks afterward.

We all need a little urban ease in our wardrobes — pieces that are sharp enough for the metropolitan place we call home, yet comfortable enough to keep up with our busy lifestyles.

New proportions
Rebecca Taylor cropped jacket in camel ribbed wool with voile top and wide-leg pant at

Refined edginess
Sweetface mid-length racer back dress in plaid with thick leather bet at

Working girl
Isaac Mizrahi matte jersey dress in ebony at

Menswear inspired
Gap sleeveless turtleneck sweater, long-sleeved fitted solid shirt and flare curvy low-rise pinstripe pants at

City chic
Banana Republic wool sleeveless dress, imitation pearl necklace, braided tall boot and tote at

When assembling your urban ease outfit, remember to layer, step into some fabulous heels, a funky piece of jewelry and grab that luxe carry-all.

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