To Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen, nothing is as glamorous or as empowering as lipstick. Her range pops with a full-coverage line: Sinners (with 90 percent pigment), for hot date-nights, and the prim daytime look, Saints (10 percent pigment). Here we show Hot Rose Sinner, a get-up-and-go hue that will brighten your face and mood. Simply Spoiled, $22
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."—Rachel Zoe
Vanessa Mooney's jewelry epitomizes the cool and carefree California girl. Handcrafted with unexpected materials, it's inspired by different ethnicities and cultures, and the pieces are easily layerable. They can be found at the chic Lotus boutique, which has opened a second location in Davidson's Plaza on Siesta Key. Lotus, $98-$200
Plaid is not just for schoolgirls anymore. If you opt to add just one piece to your wardrobe, then make it a statement that shows your stylish bravado. This handsome Benton plaid jacket by J. McLaughlin is finished with three horn buttons at front, curved seaming and notched collar. J. McLaughlin, $365
This brass bangle cuff is one that you'll reach for season after season. Go for two, one for each wrist, with your black-tie look. Or pair a single cuff with your favorite white tee and jeans. Boston Proper, $49
There's a new kid on the block for holiday cheer gear. Get hip for Hanukkah with sweaters and cardigans along with bow ties handmade in England with the Star of David or dreidel prints. Something for men, women and even the little kids. geltfiend.com, $65
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This article appears in the November 2013 issue of Sarasota magazine. Like what you read? Click here to subscribe to Sarasota magazine.