This Peter Som Resort ensemble is just the chic I want for 2013 – simple, elegant, and completely gorgeous! The contrasting lapel on the white tuxedo jacket will keep you trendy for spring’s graphic craze and the sexy slit on the sequined dress is perfect Peter – ensuring that we don’t let the black and white make us basic. His parents are both architects, so elegant simplicity is in his genes. And it doesn’t hurt that he started out at Bill Blass – the brand liked him so much they brought him back to be creative director of their womenswear in 2007. But his label is a star in its own right, becoming a Gossip Girl costume department staple and a favorite of our fashionable First Lady. I don’t know why formal dressing like this has been overtaken by beading, tassels, and bling. Less is more for me, please! All that you need for this outfit is a black clutch like Céline’s viper and python bag (inquire at Céline) and some oversized Cartier diamond hoops ($17,600 at Cartier). Isn’t it nice to look and actually be effortless? Tuxedo jacket ($980) at Shopbop and sequined dress ($1,359) at Peter Som.