Lest readers worry that neutral-based dressing is a challenge, in fact it is perhaps the easiest and most no-fuss concept to execute in a late summer into early fall outfit (and for that matter, it's the easiest winter to spring and spring to summer concept, as well)... We're not saying you need to stick by a head-to-toe ivory look, for example, but we are encouraging you to consider this and other natural hues before you might pick what you've assigned as the 'appropriate' tones for fall – these appropriate tones might include the 'foliage' hues, as we're fond of calling them. So stash your bright red and your burnt orange dresses for now, then reissue them alongside crisp white or clay pieces, where looks will take on a new mood - which could end up saving you the money you would've spent trying to hunt down fashion's next perfect fall concept. Enjoy!
BLACK'S PERFECT PAIRING:
LOOK 1, ALL DONE DOWN
Pairings, from left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim Short Sleeve Contrast Top Dress with Isabel Marant Yeah Right Agate, Glass and Silk Earrings; Altuzarra Peplum Dress with Tarina Tarantino Acid Cameo Ginza Earrings and Prada Suede Wedge Sandals; Rick Owens Cowl Neck Gown with Steven by Steve Madden Macki Fuchsia Nubuck Bootie.
LOOK 2, EMBELLISH WITH EASE
Pairings, from left to right: Lanvin Square Tent Jacket with Roger Viver Satin Ribbon Woven Bow Sandals; Rick Owens Draped Leather Jacket with Miu Miu Wallet; Zero + Maria Cornejo Ilse Dress with Janis by Janis Savitt Antiqued Chain and Pink Crystal Earrings.