What to Wear: The Frenemy Encounter

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As much as we don't like to admit it, there are those people in our lives who we always seem to bump into at the fabulous thing, who also invariably look fabulous, and who always make us feel less so.

For those times when you know that encounter is likely, we advise channeling model Poppy Delevingne during her recent appearance at Simone Rocha's SS14 London Fashion Week show.

We've shopped the finer sartorial points below: a graphic, go-with-everything, black and white scarf to take the chill off any frosty social encounter, black skinny jeans (endlessly slimming), and snakeskin pumps—so that cold-blooded acquaintance knows you're more than her match. Top it off with a cropped jacket for a professional, put-together effect that exudes easy confidence.

(McQ Alexander McQueen Razor Blade-Print Square Scarf, $225 at Neiman Marcus)

(From Left: Delancy Jacket by Rebecca Minkoff, $202 at Piperlime; Mother Black The Looker Destroyed Ride Skinny Jeans, $220 at Ssense)

(Solve My Problems Pumps by Seychelles, $71.99 at Zappos)

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