The fashion universe agrees that this season is about starting anew. And that means we’re revamping our look with three unexpected colors made for a brave new world: silver, military green and brown.
Here’s how they’re playing out as trends: Starting with a strong utilitarian essence, designers have transformed the classic military-inspired green into elevated statements of style. For those who want a bit or a lot of shine, sparkle or gleam, silver is the way to go, whether it’s all out in a metallic or sequined dress or a notch down with a major statement bag, chain belt or drop earrings. Meanwhile, a full range of browns has staged a major comeback this season, from a rich espresso to a delicious cognac to that all-time fall fave: camel.
Shop these trio of top hues in fall’s latest looks:
Thom Browne’s dark green tartan cardigan with fringed edges is as wonderfully irreverent a take as there ever will be on the classic tweed collarless cardigan. This version holds two clever secrets: first, it’s down-filled for warmth. Last, inside are straps in Thom’s signature red, white and blue stripes that enable you to slip off the cardigan when it gets warm (or when you just want a different look) and wear it backpack-style.
Zimmermann makes a jacket military-inspired but fashion with the juxtaposition of classic patch pockets and ribbed cuffs with an oversized spread collar and shiny shade of green, while also giving the classic slingback pump glamour with glitter.
Marni’s chunky criss-cross slingback wedge sandals are meant to give a fall look a cool lift.
Roger Vivier’s Walky Viv mixes the glam of its signature Strass buckle with a rugged army green upper.
Vests are back this season and Sandro’s oversized sleeveless “coatigan” is an all-preppy layering piece with its argyle-patterned perforation and pale pink trim.
The beloved Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon coat, this one in “turtledove,” lives up to its status as a fall staple and makes a return year after year, to be worn with just about everything.
For those who like unconventional contrasts, Moncler’s belted Fleole is a study in mixed media – a nylon hood paired with a wool coat.
Why go for one shade of brown when you can have two more in the Fannee FFF Belt Bag by Stella McCartney in faux fur?
The Woody tote has achieved cult status among Chloé fans and it’s reimagined for fall in recycled cashmere with the bag’s signature canvas straps and leather trim.
Tod’s leather loafers have the hallmark of a classic loafer – a penny bar and exposed handmade stitching with waxed lace – with a tall block heel.
Loafers are the must-have slip-on shoe this season and Tory Burch makes hers eye-catching with a dramatic belt buckle and a curved stacked heel.
One of the newest iterations of Dolce&Gabbana top-handle bags, the medium Sicily bag makes an entrance in foiled crocodile-print calfskin.
Take the Miu Miu Sassy from fall all the way into the holiday season with bag’s signature matelassé design on nappa leather plus crystal accents and a chain-link top handle.
Relaxed and chic, Max Mara’s oversized cashmere sweater with low set-in sleeve is comfortable enough to lounge in, but the embroidered silver monogram appliqué makes it ready for a day outside.
A master of classic American style, Michael Kors goes for the showstopping effect, accenting a silver sequined tulle halter dress with leather around the neck and waist.
One way to instant glamour? Put on a pair of rhinestone drop earrings from Saint Laurent.
Crafted with black ruthenium-finish metal, the Dior Caro chain-link belt is simple in design yet quietly artful in integrating the CD initials.