What: Gunmetal accessories
Why: Silver and gold are great, but this season is awash in gorgeous gunmetal. Cool and arguably more wearable than silver, this malleable metallic accent can add a fresh twist to fall fashions for day or night without too much glitz. Gunmetal has a textured, often antiqued tone that really suits cool hues like purple and blue, and it pairs well with black and grey to wake up a neutral palette.
How: Start subtly, with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow as a liner. Another delicate take is a thin, strappy headband from Free People – simple but sleek with a black cashmere turtleneck. A structured, clean-lined tote by Cole Haan is also a good foil to an all-black work look.
If you're feeling bolder, go for a confident, disco vibe with this trapeze dress from A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz. Curvier ladies can work a pretty lace inset tunic with jeans or straight leg black pants. Bonus: metallic gunmetal accessories often have a patina-like finish that actually looks better with wear.