#HowToWearIt: Monochromatic Gray
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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 runway 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 but 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 (below).
Layering sweaters and just allowing the cuff to peak out is an easy way to change up the look of a simple gray jumper (as long as you can find tissue weight knits) J.Crew makes my favorite light weight 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.
Get Palermo's look: Stateline sunglasses, $135, shopbop.com; Aquazzura heels, $745, editorialist.com; J.Crew long-sleeve tee, $188, jcrew.com; Joe Fresh sweater, $89, joefresh.com; Joseph coat, $966, matchesfashion.com; Ylin skirt, $275, ylin.com; Stella McCartney clutch, $625, farfetch.com.
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