Grey Matter: Dressing Grey Up.

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.


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


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

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.

Holla 🙂

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  • misskedia
    September 16, 2011

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

  • kaira
    September 16, 2011

    OMG i love this piece.10 thumbs up honey

    • MsAidyl
      September 17, 2011

      we should start saving for those yellow/grey sandals.

  • Tiki
    September 20, 2011

    Fab one! I’m inspired…

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