“To be overdressed or underdressed?” That is the eternal party-dressing question. But my answer is neither. Instead, take cues from Dries Van Noten, Emilio Pucci and Alberta Ferretti and champion an easy elegance. Sneak a shimmery dress under a sporty crewneck or slip into pyjama pants that are luxe and languid in equal measure. You’ll radiate low-key cool and command the room at the same time. Here’s to having it both ways.
Cashmere sweater, cotton top, wool, acetate, silk and polyester pants and leather boots (all Dries Van Noten, at Barneys New York, barneys.com)