Fall Outfit Formula: Grey on Grey

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you’re still enjoying a long weekend, and those of you waiting out Hurricane Dorian are taking all necessary precautions to stay safe.

I’m super excited to get back to posting more outfits this month. I was feeling rather burned out and uninspired during August — just wanting to eke out every last bit of summer and not at all ready to think about fall fashion.

While our weather is still quite warm, having the kids back in school and getting into our fall routine is motivating me to start putting together and sharing fall outfits.

This look is more of an outfit formula. There isn’t really a hero piece here, but I love how it all works together.

I shopped my closet, so much of what I’m wearing has sold out, but I can link to similar styles for all of these pieces.

I actually got inspired to put this outfit together when I saw this grey sweater hanging next to these grey jeans. I don’t normally think of putting grey and grey together, but monochromatic looks are trending this fall, so I decided to keep everything in the same color family.

I could have gone light or dark with my base layer, and I opted for dark (obvi).

White gives the look more airy, summer vibe.

Adding another shade of grey works, but it’s a little dull.

So I went with a black tank and repeated the black with my bag, which I think helps keep the black top from looking too stark against the softer tones in the rest of the outfit.

I have a black tee I almost wore, but then I decided to level up a bit and wear this mixed jersey tank.

This is such a nice base layer to have in your closet, and it’s a nice alternative to a cami because it’s regular bra-friendly. I actually have it in both black and white. (The white is more of an ivory.) Also, it’s 40% off right now.

The grey cardigan is from the #NSale, and it’s one of the pieces that wasn’t restocked, but this open front pocket cardigan comes in a similar shade of grey.

I’ve tried it and can attest to the good fit and quality. It’s a thinner knit, much like the one I’m wearing here, so great for transition weather.

My jeans are also old and sizes are depleted, but grey jeans aren’t hard to find. I do prefer a darker grey wash to the lighter ones. I’ve tried a bunch, and for some reason, the darker wash seems to be more flattering.

Likewise with the python/snake print booties. These sold out quickly during the #NSale, but there are sooo many options available right now. I’ll link up a few at the bottom of this post. Black is also an option if you’re not a fan of snake print.

This snake embossed leather shopper is definitely a splurge, but I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of it this fall and winter, and I like how it’s different from most other bags I’m seeing right now. If you’ve had your eye on it, it’s currently 50% off.

I accessorized with this mixed metal coin collar necklace. The hammered metal is a little more rugged than shinier styles, and it works well with this overall look.

I kept my earrings to small ball studs, and there was no need for a bracelet since my sweater sleeves are so long.

Outfit Details:

similar cardigan (option) // black shell // grey jeans (options here and here) // snakeskin booties (more options) // shoulder bag // necklace // earrings

For the Pinners:

Fall Trend to Try: Monochromatic Dressing

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photos: Alison Cornell