Oversize coats, gray hues, cobalt accents, chunky sweaters and leather everything defined the runways of the fall/winter 2013 ready-to-wear shows last spring. As the weather cools, Jennifer Barger of Fashion Washington, Paige Speyer of Wink boutique and Lauren Rothman of Styleauteur give their advice for wearing fall’s must-have items.
Monochromatic neutrals, especially in shades of gray like this look from J Brand’s fall collection, were a frequent sight on runways in New York in February. Jennifer Barger, the editor of Fashion Washington, suggests pairing multiple shades. “The key to doing gray without looking dour is to layer in different tones . . . inky, steely, pale. And a pop of color,” such as yellow or purple, Barger said, “can spark things up.” Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images Buy Photo