This section is about adaptability and is very short. Although she only discussed the issue for three paragraphs, Dariaux hits upon an issue that most women can probably relate to:
"How is it possible for a woman to be well-dressed at every hour of the day and in every kind of environment with a single outfit?" (pg. 4)
If you were to follow her advice today, it might look something like this: for work you might wear a scoopneck navy sheath dress with a tweed blazer that buttons high enough to conceal your cleavage. You would pair your looks with neutral pumps and a large purse that can carry your costume change. On your way to dinner you would take off the blazer, add a piece of statement jewelry, transfer your necessities into a small evening clutch, and slip into dressier shoes. With just an accessory change you are ready for a new dress code and will look like you chose your outfit specifically for that occasion, rather than looking like you rushed from the office.
She also makes the point that creating an adaptable look requires you to think ahead and be organized. If you do have a day that requires a quick change before your evening events, I suggest putting on the entire outfit the night before so that you can be sure you will like the final result. You don't want to throw a necklace and pair of heels into your bag only to discover that the necklace competes with the neckline and the shoes need to be polished. However, a versatile look is not that hard to achieve as long as some prior thought is put into it.
Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine. A Guide to Elegance. New York: William Morrow, 2003. Print.