A year ago, deputy editor Leigh Belz Ray had an ironclad excuse for sticking to flats and a few drapey staples. “I was seven months pregnant,” she explains. “I was fairly limited in my choices at that point. So now that I’m back to my old self again, it feels even more special to be able to get dressed up in heels and sleek, fitted pieces.” Not that she’s given up on comfort. “I have a weakness for a relaxed, silky shirtdress,” she says. “With a great pair of shoes and a bright accent piece, it’s the ultimate combination of chic and easy.”
Click through the slideshow to shop Leigh’s Brooklyn-cool spin on simple silhouettes and sophisticated colors.