Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yes, I'm going to say it. I know we hear this statement each and every fall, every time the winds of change start picking up speed, and everyone gets on the color shift bandwagon from late summer drudgery to fall fantastic.
Grey IS the new black. Little black dress aside, which will ALWAYS be in fashion, traditionally black accents, such as piping, tights, shoes, hats, you name it-they are all grey now. Not a wimpy, namby-pamby (I love that phrase!) light heather grey, but a strong wooly, fleecy, English sort of grey, with flecks of coal and ash mottled throughout. Just the thought of it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! This transition to grey accents make everything just a little bit softer, more ethereal and tactile. Less stone-cold bitchy badass and a little more feminine and mysterious. So go ahead and grab Grandpa's old slouchy cable knit out of the closet and wear that thing like you own it, with eggplant tights and a pair of riding boots.
Alas, us ladies in Scottsdale will have to wait for the one day of the year when the temperature actually drops low enough to don anything woolen. So for us desert-dwellers, look for greys in tights, hats, tees and cute high-heel Mary Janes that are the perfect non-boot fall statement. In fact, I saw a savvy Scottsdalian just the other day in none other than deep charcoal grey Mary Janes paired with midcalf grey socks and remarked at how smashing the look was, without trading her style for comfort, as the temperatures here remain above 100 degrees!
Or, as shown here in this luscious photo from Alexander McQueen's fall collection, pair charcoal grey with browns for instant richness and unstudied chic. I can almost taste the cup of steaming hot cocoa that this yummy fall look is begging for, maybe with just a touch of peppermint schnapps-to keep off the winter chill, of course!
Cheers for now,