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Closet intelligence: Gray is the new black — only hotter and more flattering

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nordstrom Mural Strong Shoulder Faux Leather Jacket
A structured leather jacket can take you stylishly through fall and winter. ($98/Nordstrom) Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
6pm Anne Klein V-Neck Poncho
Headed to a football game? Ditch that sweatshirt for a comfortable and on-trend poncho. ($64.99/6pm) Photo courtesy of 6pm
H&M wool hat
A cute hat saves you from having to do your hair on those mornings when nothing is going right. ($24.95/H&M) Photo courtesy of H&M
modcloth My Work Here is Fun Dress
Take control in the boardroom with a sophisticated dress that means business. ($127.99/Modcloth Photo courtesy of Modcloth
dsw BC Footwear Tadpole Bootie
Ankle boots make it easy to look casually chic, whether at the grocery store or picking up the kids from school. ($79.95/DSW Photo courtesy of DSW
zara PRINTED SUPERSTRETCH TROUSERS
Be the cutest mom at the play date in these cool but comfy stretch jeans. ($69.90/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
H&M Pumps with Studs
Strut your stuff in a pair of sexy pointy-toed pumps. ($29.95/H&M) Photo courtesy of H&M
ann taylor Lane Striped Shirt
Look sleek at the office in a pinstripe button-down. ($98/Ann Taylor) Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor
Nine West AIDEN LEATHER CONVERTIBLE HOBO
A roomy handbag that can convert from a cross-body to a satchel will be your new best friend. ($99/Nine West) Photo courtesy of Nine West
Zara HOODED WOOL COAT
Shield yourself from autumn's chill with a fresh take on a cold-weather staple. ($139/Zara) Photo courtesy of Zara
nordstrom Mural Strong Shoulder Faux Leather Jacket
6pm Anne Klein V-Neck Poncho
H&M wool hat
modcloth My Work Here is Fun Dress
dsw BC Footwear Tadpole Bootie
zara PRINTED SUPERSTRETCH TROUSERS
H&M Pumps with Studs
ann taylor Lane Striped Shirt
Nine West AIDEN LEATHER CONVERTIBLE HOBO
Zara HOODED WOOL COAT

The color gray often comes with negative connotations — dreary weather, aging and a recent controversial book. But this formerly downtrodden hue has found a new life.

This fall, push those black pieces to the back of your closet, because gray is the new hot neutral. Not only does gray pair nicely with other neutrals, but it also complements most other colors as well, from brights to pastels.

Moms have always loved black for its versatility and ability to hide stains. But gray is less severe and therefore more flattering than that old standby.

So give gray a chance. You may discover you have a new neutral go-to.

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