Continuing with the cool-weather theme, we look at another fall/winter accessory that's often taken for granted: the glove. Costume National's steel-grey leather gloves, above, combine luxury with apocalyptic-military design ($260 at Yoox.com
). In my wealthy fantasy life, I'd go for a pair from Prada, which takes the leather glove into fashionable-dominatrix territory with a version in smoke ombre patent leather ($332 at Bluefly.com)
. Grommets on cashmere tap into this season's hard-edged trend
(Portolano gloves, $51 at bluefly.com), as do studded black leather gloves from Mackage
($146 at mackage.com). But simplicity is always in style: Tory Burch's classic wool gloves
gain a touch of elegance with gold snaps ($95 at toryburch.com).