It's the way model Charlotte Cordes appears both impeccably — and effortlessly — attired all at once in this shot from Vogue Hellas; when we say elegance, this is what we're hoping to achieve. Think grace and sophistication along the lines of style icons Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly, but with a modern twist. Fall runways were alive with polished looks, but we needn't spend runway-worthy prices to get the look. Modern elegance is all about finding key pieces with clean lines, classic structure, and then just a hint of sexy, some risk factor. We're helping to hit that perfect note with the essential pieces to craft your own elegant staples. Click through to shop our editors' picks.
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