Posted by Marisa
October 29th, 2015

Fall Trend: The Grace of Grey

There is one type of “50 Shades of Grey” reference I am still on board with — the style one.  I say, “Yes!” to  grey as one of the top trends for this fall/winter season.

Grey has become more than just a sweater, a pair of pants, or a coat in a look. From soothing dove to powerful pinstripes, grey looks and feels exclusive, sophisticated and effortless in a fall season filled with vivid patterns and bohemian influences. While some designers suggest grey as accent shades, others encourage head-to-toe looks in the neutral tone for fall, which is by far my favorite way to wear the trend this season.

I will never EVER throw in my “all-black” towel, yet a grey monochromatic look could quite possibly be as, if not, more elegant. Here are some new, fresh ways to do grey this fall season:

1.) What you can do with grey that you can’t do with black is mix different shades, adding depth to any look.  The grey suit is ubiquitous in DC, but try doing grey for a night out or for casual weekend wear.

2.) Go grey in a dramatic silhouette. Go wide with your grey pants for more drama. The grey keeps the fashion-forward look grounded and sophisticated.

 Stella McCartney Runway

3.) Add a pop of color. Pairing a fall-hued blouse underneath your sweater so just the collar and cuffs peek through is a simple and fun way to bring  grey alive. Other ways to add this pop of color? A skinny scarf, a clutch/bag, or even a bold lip color.

4.) Mix textures. Combining different grey textures in one look keeps the shade from feeling dull.

 5.) Pair with bold metallic accessories. Grey is a great backdrop to make a statement with your jewelry. Don’t be shy with accessories when wearing grey.


Did I say I would never replace my love for an all-black look? Hmmmm….

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