A "conservative" style doesn't have to be nondescript. Just check out Martha Kokosinski, 50, a cosmetic coordinator at The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland. Even though there's a black dress code at work, the Parkton resident knows how to add plenty of oomph to her outfit. When we "glimpsed" Kokosinski at her Towson office, she had started with the basics: a black cotton Banana Republic button-down shirt and a black lightweight wool Semantiks pencil skirt from Nordstrom. Then she'd added black polka-dot pantyhose and black leather and elastic platform Moda booties, both from DSW. She'd topped it off with a multi-strand pearl necklace that was a gift from her mother, a chunky rhinestone bracelet from Loft and a red leather Dooney & Bourke tote from Nordstrom. She says she likes to stick more with solids than patterns. "I'm always mixing and matching stuff from my wardrobe to give things a different look."
Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun