Mason Fixin’

You walk the city streets in anonymity. Clock in at 9. Punch out at 5. You sit at the diner and eat meatloaf alone. You shop by catalog, ordering shades of gray.

Sounds like Miss Dilbertian Dystopia could use a little boost.

Start with your wardrobe: Get acquainted with Michelle Mason. Her new holiday line has all the right pieces to get you noticed — without rendering you unrecognizable. The sweaters, blouses, dresses, and jackets are easily incorporated into your existing closet.

Slowly become acclimated to the more colorful version of yourself with a subtly sexy satin dress in eggplant (it ties at the neck and has a wide, shirred sash). The rust halter dress worn with the dolman-sleeved shrug is alluring without leaving you bare, and the nipped-at-the-waist jacket with a ribbon sash will surely turn heads, freeing you forever from your drone-like existence.

Hell, you might even go crazy and get the tofu stir-fry this Wednesday.

Available at Sugar, 1633 Wisconsin Avenue NW, between Reservoir Road and Q Street (202-333-5331).