Grey Cashmere Coat – Max Mara
Saddle Micro Bag – Christian Dior
Cashmere Jumper – Iris von Arnim
Cashmere Beanie – Iris von Arnim
High Waist Pants – Iris von Arnim
Sunglasses – Celine
Sneakers – Saint Laurent
As you have probably noticed, the color grey is on the rise right now! And you certainly remember the times when grey was considered rather boring and even old-fashioned – these are definitely over now. You can currently discover grey in all areas of fashion,from high-end to high-street, big designers as well as the big fast fashion labels that make up the city centers have jumped on the trend and from chic to casual looks grey is currently indispensable.
Personally, I’m a big fan of the color because it is incredibly elegant and, unlike white and black, is less “in your face”. Furthermore, grey can be combined with any skin tone, any hair color and almost any hair & make-up look. If you are afraid of looking too pale in other muted colors in winter, you should go for grey. Grey is understatement, but at the same time not ordinary or trivial. And grey looks just great in a really unbelievable number of looks! It can also be combined exceptionally well with other colors. Here, my all-time favorites are black, white, and a muted, light blue.
I like to wear grey with black accessories, i.e. shoes, belts and handbags, because the contrast is less severe than combining these pieces with white and black and grey simply complement each other wonderfully. This can maybe serve as a little tip for those of you who want to give grey a 1st try. And for my absolute favorites, the monochrome look, grey is predestined anyway. Of course, as already described in previous blogs on monochrome looks, you can mix different shades of grey and different materials to make the look even more extraordinary. This brings me to the next big plus point when it comes to the color grey: it is extremely compatible with all types of materials! A grey woolen sweater with a cable pattern looks wonderfully classy, whereas red, for example, would make such an item look less advantageous. And particularly exquisite materials like silk also look great in grey.
Grey is particularly often seen as part of a pattern, especially checked patterns are dominating here. These may not be fashionable for everyone, but a grey-based check pattern just looks incredibly valuable and, due to its timelessness, is in a certain way modern at all times.
Checked Blazer – Saint Laurent
Turtle Neck Pullover – Saint Laurent
Glen Check 3/4 Trousers – Saint Laurent
Cross Body Bag – Saint Laurent
Sunglasses – Celine
Boots – Jimmy Choo (similar here, here & here)
I hope to have broken a lance for grey as an absolute must-do color for the current season and I hope you have a lot of fun playing with grey!