Most Stylish New Yorkers (September 12, 2012)

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Name: Tiffani Thiessen

Occupation: Actress; co-owner of Petit Nest furniture

Mommy Must-haves: "Now that I'm the mother to a young one, comfort is more important," says the 38-year-old White Collar star, mom to daughter Harper, with her husband, actor Brady Smith, 40. "During the day you're not going to see me wearing platforms or heels because I'm chasing a 2-year old. But I always like to make sure I'm put together and that I feel good because when I feel good, the whole day is better." Key pieces for her self-described "classic" style: A Bop Basics blazer, jeans by J Brand, Earnest Sewn and Paige, and Equipment silk blouses.

Hue's That Girl: "Harper is drawn to color so I've found myself getting away from always wearing gray and navy and black and white. I like that I'm getting pushed into a lot more color," says Thiessen, who names fellow honoree Rachel Roy as one of her favorite designers. A new bright spot in her closet: "I just bought a beautiful red Gucci purse with a short handle. See I'm trying to go with more color. And red goes with everything!"

Smart Shopper: "I love J. Crew! I'll go there to get great cashmere sweaters or a great pencil skirt — good classic things that you don't have to spent $500 on to make yourself look good," says the actress, who also trolls for deals — and splurges on shoes at Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. Fellow stars whose style she admires? Blake Lively, Brooke Shields and fellow 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers honoree Carol Alt.

Quote: "Never leave your house unless you're feeling completely 100 percent. If there's a piece on you or something you're wearing that you don't feel extremely confident in, don't wear it. Change."