32 , lead designer, Target
What are you wearing? J.Crew coat, vintage blouse, H+M printed pants, Zara boots.
Describe your style: Fluid.
Who is your fashion alter ego? Michelle Williams—she is my hair muse.
What's the secret to your style? Wear things that make you happy.
29 , interior architect
What are you wearing? Jodi Arnold, NYC blouse, Club Monaco shorts, Chanel booties, blazer from my parents, Bottega Veneta purse.
Describe your style: Proper but relaxed with an edge, emphasis on the edge.
Who is your fashion alter ego? Carla Bruni Sarkozy.
What color can you not live without? I am on an ivory kick — I just bleached my floors and re-tiled my kitchen and bath, in ivory. My boyfriend is worried.
37, process consultant, fashion designer and curator
What are you wearing? Dress by Emma Berg, shoes by Brian Atwood, and clutch from Blacklist Vintage.
Describe your style: Playful pop with a splash of avant-garde over ice.
What color can you not live without? I adore all shades of pink.
What's the secret to your style? What you wear can be armor, a whisper, or an invitation; an invitation always leads to a better night.
41, novelist, English professor (Macalester College), smartass.
What are you wearing? Luca Roda suit, H&M dress shirt, John Varvatos tie, Phospor watch, Cole Haan dress boots, Happy Socks, hoop earrings from Electric Fetus.
Describe your style: I think that once you can describe your style, you've probably lost the ability to surprise yourself.
Who is your fashion alter ego? Glenn O'Brien, GQ's style guy. He used to date Grace Jones. I still pray to Grace Jones.
What's the secret to your style? WWPSD? (What would Paul Simonon do?)
a woman of a certain age; writer/producer, medical writer, retired surgeon
What are you wearing? Romeo Gigli dress, Badgley-Mischka shoes, Liz Claiborne handbag.
Describe your style: Classic. What color can you not live without? Turquoise.
What's the secret to your style? Having a closet with 40 years of clothes to play with.