Sometimes walking out the door and facing what awaits you is hard. We all have methods of coping, and fashion is a common one. We wear red to feel brave, sweats to disappear, and suits to gain a sense of control. And even though I maintain my usual fierce fashion sense even under the toughest conditions, there are subtle ways I prepare for harsh, emotional winds. Starting with this gauzy, army green blouse. It may be translucent and soft, but it’s defiant copper beaded placket down the front adds edge. Then, I layer it with a sophisticated, single button, black blazer. When there are things to fix, be prepared to roll up your sleeves. And if your sleeves are ruched, you’re one step ahead. Next, I pull both pieces together with a pair of sleek black trousers accented with gold zippers at each ankle and black platform pumps sporting a metallic toe. Last, I accessorize with a large, structured bag that combines black and gold panels in equal measure. The more coordinated my outfit (in color, texture, and tone), the more I believe everything will work itself out for the best.