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Just because you're cooking doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Perfect for going from the farmers market to the kitchen, this hot pink top is the right balance of ladylike and fun. "When entertaining, you should have two outfits—one that you cook in and one you're going to wear later," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: J.Crew lace top, $110
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When cooking, wear a pair of lively denim to hide unsightly kitchen fouls. "I always spill, so cooking in something that's printed is a great idea," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: J Brand floral skinny denim, $202
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Before you start any outfit, you have to consider your undergarments," says Gorse. Wear something that's cute and comfortable—and won't slide or bunch—so you can maneuver with ease.
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"A retro-inspired apron is great for last-minute kitchen duties," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie apron, $36
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Read recipes in style with a smart pair of red spectacles inspired by those worn by Andy Warhol.
SHOP NOW: Oliver Peoples glasses, $340
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When working in the kitchen, it's best to avoid wearing too many rings. Instead, opt for bold earrings. These turquoise and crystal studs will stay out of your way while catching the eyes of your guests.
SHOP NOW: Forever 21 earrings, $5
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Keep hair at bay while cooking by gently holding it back with a pretty lace turban.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie lace turban, $22
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Before slipping on your heels for the evening, slip on a pair of ethnic-printed espadrilles for a little pep in your step while you complete all your pre-party tasks.
SHOP NOW: Soludos espadrilles, $42
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"I love a big watch, and it's the perfect way to keep time while cooking," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: Fossil men's 'Ansel' watch, $135
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When it's time for your wardrobe change, slip into a pretty, easy-wearing dress. "Lay out your second outfit before you start cooking, so when the doorbell rings, you can run into the bedroom and throw it on before you open the door," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: Boutique printed dress, $136
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Add a personal touch to jewelry with a monogrammed necklace in a rosy hue.
SHOP NOW: BaubleBar monogram necklace, $105
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Simplify, simplify, simplify… and a pretty lip is the easiest makeup move. However, "it's important to wear a lip that will stay on through cooking and eating," says Gorse.
SHOP NOW: Yves Saint Laurent glossy lip stain, $32
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Be prepared for when the temperature drops in the evening with a brightly colored cardigan that will add a pop of color to any outfit.
SHOP NOW: Carven cardigan, $309
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