WHAT TO GET

Byline: KRISTEN HEROLD

Out of the past and into your closet is the way to go this season, as everything from classic twinsets to flashy rhinestones returns. Here, ten items that belong on that most-wanted list--and where to find them.

THE KNEE-SKIMMING SKIRT
Margo Plaza Posada, Newhall: Roberto Robledo's skirt in black or green, $86.
Bullock's, Sherman Oaks Galleria, Sherman Oaks: Parallel's black velvet A-line, $120.
Barneys New York, Beverly Hills: Think Tank's silk-lined wool crepe skirt, $175.

THE PINK EVENING DRESS
818 Freight, Promenade Mall, Woodland Hills: By-Line's dress in silk charmeuse, $290.
Apropos, Fashion Island, Newport Beach: Julie Piatt's long, crepe-back satin dress, $190.
Fred Segal, Los Angeles: Pamela Barish's shocking-pink silk charmeuse cheong-sam, $500.

THE MOHAIR SWEATER
M. Cole, Century City Shopping Center, Century City: Hilary Smith's sweater in mauve, pale pink, gray or red, $145.
Ron Herman, Brentwood Gardens, Brentwood: Ballinger Gold's in yellow mohair, $90.
Body, Encino Place, Encino: Carrie Forbes's sweater in black, brown, gray or ivory, $270.

THE BABY POLO SHIRT
A La Popcorn, Woodland Hills: Tease Tee's cotton polos in pink, white, kelly green, black, indigo or maroon, $19.
Gap Kids, Los Angeles: Cotton polos in navy, white, red, purple and forest green, $26.
Judy's, Main Place Mall, Santa Ana: Rampage cotton polos in burgundy, navy or hunter green, $26.

THE STRUCTURED HANDBAG
Mel's Boutique, Town Center, Laguna Niguel: Jenny and the Boys' black patent leather fake crocodile bag, $232.
Eclectia, Los Angeles: Jill Stuart's navy wool bouclé bag, $90.
341 Bayside, Newport Beach: Kate Spade's wool peacoat handbag, available in red or black, $70.

THE TWINSET
Willow, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica: Fred Hasson's shirt and cardigan, $118.
Ron Ross, Studio City: Ballinger Gold ivory twinset, $190.
American Rag, Los Angeles: Natalie D.'s charcoal gray twinset, $54.STILETTO-HEEL SHOES
Marco Delli, Los Angeles: Stilettos in black nubuck, $150, or silver leather, $154.
Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa: Casadei's stiletto ankle- strap pumps, $265.
Bottega Veneta, Beverly Hills: Black satin stiletto heels, $290.

RHINESTONE JEWELRY Cache, Century City, Faith Knight's rhinestone pendants, $70-$90.
J.J. Designs, Santa Monica: Caroline Williams's crystal choker, $82.
Butler & Wilson, Sunset Plaza, Los Angeles: Classic crystal hoop, $48.

THE PEACOAT
Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa: ABS's black gabardine peacoat, $290.
Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills: Mark Eisen's green or orange boucle peacoat, $370.
Clothestime, Burbank: Braeten's black wool peacoat, $100.

THE SHORT SUIT
B.C.B.G., Beverly Hills: Slate's short skirt, $68, with Slate's vest, $92.
Max Studio, Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks: Leon Max's fitted black jacket, $269, and black A-line skirt, $99.
Calvin Klein boutique, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa: Calvin Klein's gray flecked wool jacket, $390, and skirt, $180.

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