Essential #1: Gray lace dress—You’ll want to get a jumpstart on fall’s lace trend with this very affordable gray number from Forever21.
Scalloped Lace Dress, $23, available at Forever21, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-462-8500.
Essential #2: Quilted cross-body bag—Toss this bag on over all of your perfect outfits this summer and fall.
Kate Spade Gold Coast Robin Bag, $236, available at Endless.com.
Rachel Comey Shingle Boots, $370, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.
Essential #4: Red-hot nails—Amp up the sex quotient with Deborah Lippmann’s sexy rouge hue.
Deborah Lippmann’s Supermodel Nail Polish, $16, available at Barney’s New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.
Luv AJ Short Cut Out Ring, $59, available at LuvAJ.com.