Fall is almost here and that means that it is time for your wardrobe to go back to the basics. The perfect trend for everybody who prefers to be more discreet? Non-colors. Bright frocks are undeniably fun, but every now and again, it’s refreshing to see a less in-your-face color. Everything from blush to greige is also in fashion focus this Fall. Just mix different shades and highlight the look with some gold or silver jewelry. Voila! That’s what I call smart city style for Fall.
In late September the air finally gets crisp and cool and it’s time to break out your favorite boots and cozy sweaters. It’s not quite tights weather but you can definitely pull out your lighter coats. One of the most sophisticated and polished ideas from the fall’s runways was wearing head to toe gray seen at Celine, Michael Kors, and Ports 1961.
Grays are easy to mix because different shades and textures all work together. It’s an ultra-chic option for the office. Think Victoria Beckham‘s style. You can work for a dinner as well. To break up the monochromatic color you can add a hint of a fall hue such as burgundy, cobalt, emerald or Olivia Palermo’s pop of orange at London Fashion Week.
How To Add Grey To Your Wardrobe This Fall
The key to fall fashion is a neutral palette. Instead of sticking to nudes, browns, and blacks, spice up your wardrobe with this season’s most coveted color: grey. It may sound basic, but we promise it’s anything but. A classic BB. Dakota cardigan is a perfect cover-up. It is embellished with black buttons and ribbed trims for a cool finish. This piece strikes a great balance because it’s professional enough to wear to a business meeting and casual enough to throw on top of a dress before you dash out for brunch with the girls. Versatile, cozy and on-trend, what more can you ask for? Invest in an everyday scarf like this one from Acne Studios, so you can keep warm against the chilly breeze. Cut from brushed wool, this sturdy accessory is perfect for layering. The frayed hems give it a grungy edge for an artsy, downtown vibe. Your décolletage will thank you.
How To Make Grey Interesting
Layering sweaters and just allowing the cuff to peak out is an easy way to change up the look of a simple gray sweater (try to find tissue weight knits) J.Crew makes my favorite lightweight ones and they are available in every color. Looking for interesting shapes such as an asymmetric skirt or well-tailored coat will make the effect of a single color more appealing as well. You can even pick up on the gray in your accessories with simple silver rings and lucite shades.