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  • Basic Instincts - Derek Lam coat
  • Basic Instincts - Coach skirt
  • Basic Instincts - Esquivel loafers
  • Basic Instincts - Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry gold bracelet
  • Basic Instincts - Rag & Bone jumpsuit
  • Basic Instincts - Time's Arrow wallet
  • Basic Instincts - Tabitha Simmons booties
  • Basic Instincts - Trademark coat
  • Basic Instincts - Shinola watch
  • Basic Instincts - Adam Lippes top
  • Basic Instincts - A.L.C. bag
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    Derek Lam coat, $6,490, and skirt, $1,190, Neiman Marcus, 888.888.4757; Derek Lam turtleneck, $1,190, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300; The Row bag, $1,090,

    Photography by Billy Kidd
    Styled by Lindsey Frugier

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    Coach skirt, $295,

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    Esquivel loafers, $750,

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    Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry gold bracelet, $5,400,; Coléoptère gold, platinum, and diamond bracelet, $29,500,

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    Rag & Bone jumpsuit, $595, similar styles at Rag & Bone, New York, 212.727.2990.

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    Time's Arrow wallet, $275,

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    Tabitha Simmons booties, $995,

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    Trademark coat, $298,

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    Shinola watch, $600,

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    Adam Lippes top, $590,

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    A.L.C. bag, $1,095,

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Basic Instincts

W’s fashion market and accessories director is 
on the hunt for what’s next.

I recently took a weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina, and was totally charmed by its beautiful gardens and antebellum architecture. It’s also a great shopping town, as I discovered when my husband 
and I stumbled upon the boutique Indigo & Cotton. Stocked with a smart selection of well-made items, mainly from American designers, it felt very much in step with what’s happening in fashion today. On 
the runways—and on the streets—there has been 
a pendulum swing toward pared-down staples. Guiding the trend is a crop of fresh labels like Rosetta Getty, A.L.C., and Trademark—all of which boast 
a cool, no-nonsense aesthetic. At the end of a high-
fashion-filled day at work, it’s exactly the kind 
of uncomplicated stuff I want to wear.


    Hair by Marki Shkreli for Leonor Greyl; makeup by Serge Hodonou for Chanel at Frank Reps. Model: Carla Ciffoni at IMG Models. Digital technician: Patrick Postle. Photography assistant: Bradley Ennis. Fashion assistant: Esther Kim.