WHY WE LOVE IT
Practical it's not, but the layering of parchment to oyster to cream looks so appealing and cozy, even more so long after the summer sun sets. HOW TO WEAR IT
Don't try to match shades; enjoy the subtleties. Select rich fabrics with texture and plush. No white tights, and ignore questions that foolishly tie white to Labor Day. Enough already with that taboo!
Photos: (left to right) J. Mendel
, Reed Krakoff
, Alexander McQueen
, Nina Ricci
, Derek Lam