While black and white may be on trend, it’s their middle ground that I’m finding even more versatile. Just look to Saint Laurent‘s suede Lulu bag (on Farfetch for $2,141.48) for proof. You could wear this to work with fall burgundies and cobalts, then break it out come springtime with a green party dress. If you need a little more room, there’s Alexander McQueen‘s Heroine tote (on Farfetch for $2,140.14) – we named the mini version the “it” bag of Fall 2013. Bottom line? While black will always be classic, there’s nothing more elegant than gray.
Nine West Johnny: Decades’ Cameron Silver joined forces with Nine West to create an affordable line of shoes inspired by ‘80s punk (see the camo peeking out from the inside?). At Nine West for $89.
J.W. Anderson Panel Skirt: Consider this the anti-pleat. The gray panels fall like petals over a basic black skirt, giving you movement even in minimalism. On Shopbop for $635.
Richard Nicoll Jacquard and Leather Dress: Croc-effect jacquard excites, especially when paired with leather paneling (and hidden pockets!). On NET-A-PORTER for $1,275.
Sergio Rossi Mid Calf Boots: Light suede is a little risky on boots that can be so easily scuffed, but these are stone-colored foxes. You just can’t say no! On Farfetch for $1,120.31.