Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Ode to the Trench

There's no single item of clothing that can instantly add sophistication and a little mystery to any ol' outfit like the trench. Khaki is the ultimate classic, but gray, cream and black are all beautiful alternatives. Indulge in a bold colour, such as red (à la Carmen Sandiego), for a second option. A wardrobe necessity, this is a key item not to be overlooked.$175 Jacob; 1-877-731-8877

Sophisticated Swagger

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