Now that going out is finally a thing again, I’ve been focusing on a short list of items that I can rely on for dinners and cocktails, that can be mixed and matched (and some even worn during the day). It all starts with either a pair of simple jeans, or these new silk flat front trousers from Frances de Lourdes. They are tailored but have elastic at the back of the waist, so they fit the kind of post-pandemic requirements many of us want from our clothes–that they be chic and comfortable at the same time. While I will probably wear them with an FDL turtleneck and sneakers and my old Acne Studios camel wrap coat during the day, at night it will be a silk camisole (I bought a lace #oldceline tank on Vestiaire which I cannot wait to pull on), a tuxedo jacket (weirdly I don’t see a lot of them this season, but many black blazers will do), and to finish off I do want heels, a simple clutch, and a red lip. I also have a version of the Khaite top, below, and will I switch out with the camisole and a flat slide for a more relaxed look.