What to Wear: Since men's fashion doesn't change completely every season the way women's does, a quick way to update an outfit is by simply adding a twist. For example, take the classic sweater vest. Rather than button it, try casually wrapping it at the waist.
How to Do It Big: New York designer Donna Karan became famous for dressing women softly for success. Now she's doing it for men. This single-breasted, two-button "waffle weave" jacket is half silk, half viscose--easier to care for than pure silk but not much easier on the wallet. It's $685 at Bernini, citywide, and Fred Segal, Santa Monica. The washed linen, box-pleated sport trousers are $275 at I. Magnin, Beverly Hills, and Ron Ross, Tarzana. Combed cotton T-shirt is $65 at Barneys New York, Costa Mesa, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. The designer's gold, cotton knit waistcoat-style vest--which makes the look new--is $250 at I. Magnin and Barneys. TOTAL: $1,275.