Though I often promote the punch-of-color in a neutrally monochromatic ensemble, I must admit, I rarely if ever practice it.
Inspired by my new favorite pair of satin knotted-just-above-the-peep peep toes - and admittedly, the never ending stream of on-the-street compliments they elicit - I've been punching up my all-black outfits every chance I get with a color most probably wouldn't consider a color at all -- gunmetal.
Not only is gunmetal a punch for all seasons but it's also an extremely versatile punch in that, aside from metallics, it complements just about every single color in your closet.
To help you get your gunmetal on, I've assembled a variety of accessories and wardrobe components at both the lower and higher price-points that'll have your index finger itching for the "add-to-basket" button:
Treccia bag by Tod’s ($1,490 at eluxury.com)*
Textured satin clutch by Franchi ($108.95 at zappos.com) Skinny jean by Cheap Monday ($65 at ronherman.com)
Becca boatneck dress by Theory ($275 at saks.com)*
Cadenza square-neck blouse by Nanette Lepore ($210 at shopdollyrocker.com)
Gathered ballet-neck top by White + Warren ($99 at nordstrom.com)
Volterra leather bomber by S.W.O.R.D. ($656 at shopbop.com)
Sally t-strap peeptoe by French Connection ($136.76 at zappos.com)
Kilty ballet flat by Steve Madden ($59.90 at stevemadden.com)
*your editrix's top picks