Fall is when our favorite neutrals come out to play, and right now we're watching our favorite gray wardrobe essentials with a keen eye. These pieces are the epitome of classic; they look crisp and refined, but also soft and luxurious, almost like something you would cozy up to on a chilly evening.
Whether you're seeking separates for the office or looking to add a little touch of gray to your everyday wardrobe, you can indulge in one (or more!) of these delightful pieces. Making gray a part of your existing wardrobe is simple, after all. In some variations, it's dark enough that it almost resembles black, while lighter hues provide a significant contrast to your rich jewel tones. Here, a few we love:
So luxe, yet so casual, too! This Kensie Dolman Sleeve Melange Boucle Sweater
($68) is one gray wardrobe essential we would not be without this fall. It's a must for two reasons: that color is to die for, and it's nubby and soft enough to provide all the warmth you require in the face of the season's chill.
The hottest pant of the season? It's definitely corduroy, and these Free People Super Skinny 5 Pocket Cords
($68) will suit you up nicely. They're perfect for partnering with a loose, comfy top and fabulous boots or heels for an effortlessly stylish look. Gray never looked so good!
Here's a gray dress
with a twist, courtesy of Love Moschino: the label's Waist Detail Dress
($270) is worth every penny for all of the wear it will undoubtedly get. Beautifully constructed, it features dolman-like sleeves and a smart, cinched-in waist accented by a barely-there bow. It's made of wool and perfect for wearing with opaque tights (in an opposing color, natch) and sky-high boots.
A flattering choice for the plus size figure, this Lane Bryant Space Dyed Long Cardigan
($39.50) is awash in an intriguing shade of frosty gray. Given its lightweight construction and easy shape, it's perfect for throwing on over a long-sleeve top and jeans on a crisp fall day.
You've seen enough gray pencil skirts to last a lifetime, so it's worth it to step outside of your comfort zone a bit. Try something just as sleek but with a hint of unexpected detail, like this Worthington Sash Belt Skirt
($24.99), a well priced office essential that will look phenomenal with a bold blouse or fitted sweater.
There are a number of gray coats available that run the gamut from simple to sassy, but we think it's best to err on the side of classic and opt for a style that will endure for years. This easy BR Monogram Trench
($198) is just what you'd expect from a time-honored trench coat. Boasting all the right details, it's a smart shape that pulls together your look in an instant.
Check out more of our gray tips and favorites at StyleBakery.com:
Fall 2010 Nail Trend: Heather Gray
What Colors to Pair with Gray
What to Wear with Gray Jeans
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