Get This: Fingerless Gloves

Update your wardrobe with fall’s most fashionable paradox.


They still have attitude, but fingerless gloves are no longer reserved for misunderstood youths and beer peddlers at Bruins games. In luxurious, neutral-colored knits like heather-gray cashmere and black mohair, this season’s elbow-skimming accents are equal parts 1940s glamour and 1980s punk. The indoor-outdoor style instantly refreshes the ubiquitous layering trend, whether dressed down with a tunic and jeans, or jazzed up with a statement skirt and a simple turtleneck. Just don’t go overboard: Paired with leg warmers, the digit-free look can feel a little desperate.

Pictured: 3.1 Phillip Lim cashmere, $145, Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300, barneys.com. Other options: Voeu cable-knit wool, $110, Stel’s, 334 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-3348, stelsinc.com; Steinunn cashmere, $175, Stil, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-527-7845, stilinc.com; Thomas Wylde wool, $195, Riccardi, 116 Newbury St., Boston, 617-266-3158, riccardiboston.com; crocheted, $34, Betsey Johnson, 201 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-7072, betseyjohnson.com.

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