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How To Wear Gray

gray bag, hat and scarf

Gray. It’s one of those classically elegant colours that as a neutral goes with everything. It’s not as harsh as black and it’s more refreshingly contemporary than brown. As one of the season’s hottest hues, we’ve been seeing it in monochromatic outfits on the runways. Gray, like yellow, isn’t necessarily one of the easiest colours to wear. I believe that unlike what we are seeing on the runways, gray is best mixed with some of your favourite pieces in your closet. Remember that gray doesn’t need to represent the image of a tired winter day. From soft and pale, an extension of white to deep dark and sultry it comes in so many different and wonderful incarnations. A mysterious vixen emerging from behind a shadowy cloud of smoke, a fedora worn deeply over one eye. Or perhaps an offset of a milky white, giving any home a cool and modern feel.

gray blazer with pink blouse

Think silver and sparkle. A chunky silver statement necklace or a pair of dramatic earrings are certainly a form of gray, right? So, add some shimmer. It’s all about mixing textures and tones, which gives visual interest and depth to an outfit. A gray sweater with a silver thread is an ideal companion to a simple a-line skirt or a pair of skinny pants. Sleek gray trousers are always a sophisticated choice, especially when they are paired with a jewel toned blouse. Picture a silky fuchsia top tucked into a sexy pencil skirt. You can never go wrong with that combination.  Of course, you can always reach for a structured gray blazer and throw it over a bright shirt which complements your skin tone.

How To Wear Gray

Alternatively, a pair of gray heels can be quite unexpected and a fabulous contemporary accent. A silky gray scarf is always a classic as is a wonderful bag. These are accessories you can safely add to your wardrobe, being confident that they will remain there for many years to come.


How do you add gray to your wardrobe?

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  1. Laurie @ Pride in Photos

    The plaid dress is so yummy…all the possibilities you could do with this is just unlimited!♥

  2. Jamie "ChatterBlossom"

    Coincidentally, I have a friend who is trying to wear nothing but gray this entire year! Crazy but interesting!

    1. Thank you!

  3. gray is an important staple color in our wardrobes, it is neutral and classy.
    we love the outfit you put together, very classy and chic!
    xoxo Vera & Rony

    1. Thank you very much, I love it too!

  4. Great post! As you clearly love fashion, why no enter our Van Mildert Blogger Competition? You can win a £100 voucher for simply posting an outfit on your blog!

    1. Thanks I’ll take a look!

  5. Awesome post, I love grey but never know how to style it, now I do 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  6. I love grey it is such a change from the classic black.!

    1. Agreed!

  7. Grey is perfect for instance in a t-shirt! Working as a base color to add jewelry or other items.

    1. Agreed, a gray t-shirt is the perfect base!

  8. I love grey too and you styled it beautifully! Nice shots!

    1. Thanks so much!

  9. Great tips…. I love grey and the plaid dress is amazing!!!!
    Tnx for your lovely comment darling!!!

    1. Thanks, yeah that dress is on my wishlist!

  10. BerryStylish @SierraCalah

    I know right, If your not careful gray can be a very hard color to pull off. But I like the outfits you picked out 🙂
    – Sierra Calah ♡ Berry Stylish  

    1. Exactly! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Well as I type this I am in my grey jogging bottoms and boyfriend friendly, grey Adidas hoody! I looove grey, luckily due to my dark skin tone, it doesn’t make me appear pale/washed out etc. I find grey a great alternative to black and I looooove to mix it with gold detailing and jewellery! Bisous

    1. That’s so awesome. As I was writing the post I was wearing my favourite gray turtleneck sweater! Thanks so much for the great comment!

  12. I love grey, is my favorite color <3
    Beautiful choices*

    Vanessa Ribeiro

    1. Thank you so much!

  13. Perfect inspiration, in my next look it will be a grey coat <3

  14. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)

    Gray is such a great color and great for a handbag too!

  15. Love this color! Great selection of items! Lucy

    1. Thank you so much!

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