Grey Matter: Dressing Grey Up.

September 16, 2011

Autumn’s here. Cue the earth, tan, monotone, black and grey hues. However, dressing in such colour pallets does not mean we have to look dull. Here are a few pointers on how to rock grey tones without looking dowdy.

For starters, grey colour pallets often translate class and formal occasions. so if you are going to go for a grey dominated outfit make sure it’s looking as classy as can can be. Of course adding your personal touch is essential. Grey works best in three ways. You can either go grey all the way, mix several grey tones or mix grey with brighter tones. Visualize this.

1. Grey All The Way

If you are going to wear grey, go for everything grey. It might sound crazy and you might think it would appear dull but this works most of the time provided the right pieces are combined together. Bold make-up might also help in this case to kill the grey monotone.

Zoe Saldana look great in grey all the way.

Grey tones look great against olive skin.

grey looks better when you show off some skin like Zoe has done here. Covering up in full sleeves and a turtle neck in an all grey outfit kills the look instantly.

Kate Moss gives her all grey look a touch of glam with bold red lips.

Kate Moss

Ciara and Rihanna go for laid back rocker chick grey.

Ciara

Tyra Banks looks great in her skin tight grey dress and grey pumps.

Tyra

2. Mix ‘N’ Match Grey Tones.

Another way to wear grey is to mix several grey tones. This works wonders especially if you’re trying to transform a dull look to a stunning one.

Rihanna plays with grey tones in this ensemble

This amazing Stretta bodycon dress is a perfect grey mix.

Another Stretta tank dress. Wow.

3. Grey Colour Blocking.

The 3rd way to update any grey look would be to colour block with other bright hues. Grey looks great with so many other colours because it is a neutral colour. So add some yellow, red, green, bright blue, orange . Whatever you feel like and make your grey look pop.

Tika Sumpter

Elizabeth Mathis

DKNY dress, £ 296

Schuh colour block wedge

Jordin Sparks

Nina Dobrev

Random Greys.

Colour block grey and yellow heels

Rene Caovilla strapped studded sandal, £373

Grey colour block cross body bag

Cafe’Noir platform sandals, £79

Grey Louboutins

Louboutin

grey pencil skirt, £28

Grey tight dress, ASAOS, £40

ASOS dress, £35

Grey Capri Clutch

buckle strap platform sandals, ASOS, £50

Good luck making your greys come together and stand out and share your success stories.

Thanks for indulging.

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4 Comments

  1. misskedia says:

    Loving Rhirhi…atleast she’s not in bird feathers! Great post!

  2. kaira says:

    OMG i love this piece.10 thumbs up honey

  3. Tiki says:

    Fab one! I’m inspired…

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