By Sue Erneta and Mandy Hendrix
We introduced Susan to preppy-chic tops and sweaters from hot designer Tory Burch. Her new uniform consists of knee-high boots and skinny dark jeans worn with a jacket layered over knits. Unexpected colors are the key to giving this clean, classic style a modern edge. Now Susan's kids think their mom looks totally cool!
The peacoat: A vibrant color adds visual punch.
The cardigan: Mustard is the new neutral for fall.
The shirt: Yes, you can wear fuchsia and red together!
The jeans: Not too fitted, but much crisper than her old faded jeans.
The shoes: Flat lace-up riding boots are elegant -- and comfortable.