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How To Wear Grey Like A Pro

4 months ago

When I say pro, obviously I mean professional style icon. Just to confirm. We've seen grey looks from Queen VB to the likes of the eternally stylish Olivia Palermo. Grey is chic, but some of us struggle with how to style it without looking drab. Here are some ideas.... ->

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Do It Monochrome


My last post was all about monochrome, which gave me this idea actually. Grey monochrome might sound like it's instantly going to be drab, but done right, and it's chic AF.
I like to keep a grey monochrome look smart-casual, which means nice pieces but with casual shoes.
I LOVE this knit skirt, which I saw and instantly wanted to get. I'd pair with a slouchy knit sweater and I love how this IRO one is distressed, which gives it a little edge.
It's good to wear lighter grey hues up near the face because, generally, it's a more flattering colour on all skintones than, for examples, charcoal.

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Wear It With White or Pastels For A Soft Look


Pairing grey with either a white look or a pastel look keeps the outfit super-soft.
WHITE -> I've paired a simple white jean with this grey wrap top, which is a really nice touch. I would do a simple pump and envelope clutch, switching to silver instead of grey for a little added interest.

PINK -> This baby pink satin dress is EVERYTHING. I love the idea of pairing this fabric with a chunky grey knit. Its the perfect juxtaposition and balance at the same time. This is very feminine, so I've teamed it with black chucks (you could also do these in white) and super-cute statement earrings to match up.

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Pair It With Leather


Black leather (or faux leather, like this Stella) sharpens up the grey and makes it suddenly tougher. I love the combination of a grey knit with a structured leather midi and throw in some cute suede pumps to coordinate. and it's a look that means business.

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Do It In Athleisure


Finally, if all else fails, do grey with your athleisure. There is loads of great options around to choose from and it looks less harsh than black and more chic than bright colour.

I like to mix up my grey tones, especially when I'm doing athlesuire, so I would go for a slightly darker, marl jogger and a lighter hoodie.
Plus - finish this look with a leather biker jacket and it's street style cool at it's best.

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What's your fave way to wear grey then!?

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