I don’t mean to be the Debbie Downer who writes about fall when many of us Chicagoans hang on to summer as long as we can. But I can no longer contain my excitement for fall’s key looks. Especially gray sweater dresses. They were everywhere on the runway and pack a powerful punch because it combines two hot fall trends: gorgeous gray and sweaters, sweaters, sweaters. Below are a combination of runway and shop-for-yourself looks. Mix and match your sweaters and tunics with leggings and tights and add belts and big bags to accessorize.
Giles Deacon long sweater with kicky animal print bag.
Cozy Malo sweater dress with rope belt.
Max Mara hooded sweater with just a touch of sequins.
M Missoni knit mini zigzag dress with large keyhole detail in the back searlenyc.com ($718).
Adam + Eve wool and cashmere long sweater with funnel neckline and tie waist at neimanmarcus.com ($295).
Karoo Mark Eisen cashmere turtleneck dress at shopbop.com ($396).
Pucci cowlneck sweater with ribbon belt.