Trying to define your style in nine items can be really difficult (and also revealing!) but when it comes to basics as well as summer essentials, quite a few things come to mind. I'm huge on dresses -- I wait extremely impatiently for any semblance of warmth so that I can break out my sundress collection -- and chic, classic accessories. It's a well known fact that I am the most obsessed with nail polish in this office, but I think there's something to be said for well-kept hands; it indicates a put-together woman.

To me, the most important thing in style is to have your staples that you can take from season to season, and throw in a few trends as you go. Click through the gallery to see and shop my selects!