Autumn and winter are always about neutrals but this season grey kicking its rivals black and navy out of the way and taking centre stage. Previous seasons it slunk around as the poor cousin, with grey tights being popular but now grey is this seasons key neutral and even grey nail-varnish is de rigur. So the skies might be grey and dismal but wearing grey is fun and playful. Grey seems to bring out the best in woollen and knitted fabrics because it has a slight variation in the dye that gives a more interesting loo. Grey looks sleek and elegant it also looks warm, grey makes you look like someone people can warm to and be around.
Unlike black or navy, grey is much more flexible and much easier to wear, grey comes in a limitless tonal range which can flatter any complexion and is much easier to mix and match with other neutrals and Colours. Teale and deep blue purples are back with us this season and match up well with any number of greys. Teale goes exceptionally well with either mid or darker storm greys for a dramatic look that is softer and more contemporary. A deep storm grey with a deep purple creates a dramatic look that can take you from daytime to evening with a change of shoes and jewellery and a bit of extra eye colour. Remember when wearing grey you want to wear slightly more dramatic make-up to balance up the look, smoky eyes tinged with purple are on trend as are plum and berry shades for lips, and you can lighten the look with the new soft golds that are in fashion right now.
You can wear a palette of different shades of grey to create a layered textured look, soft light greys go really well with creams, off-whites and warmer neutrals, like beige, camel and taupe for a natural look that is very on trend. You can either wear blocks of neutral tones or maybe experiment with stripes and patterns. Grey with black is dramatic and can create a great contrasting graphic look that is classic and contemporary at the same time.
Invest in key grey pieces, such as jumpers, cardigans and this seasons must have jumper dress. A grey jumper dress or this seasons slinky long jumper over leggings, straight leg or slim fit jeans dark denim or worn black denim looks really sharp. You can play with a belted jumper over a full length skirt and boots for a more country look. For this look try teaming, black or dark chocolate brown slim belts, layer up your belts of you dont want a hard waist line.
You can dress the jumper dress for evening by adding in this seasons richly coloured Indian inspired jewellery in purples, turquoises, jade, and gold. Silvers with grey give a very modern look but if you want a warm look and to rock the ethnic trends in accessories, gold is right on the mark.
Rather than go for the traditional black or navy winter coat, why not wear a light colour or a patterned coat that will be set off by your wardrobe stable grey jumper or jumper dress, wear it open teamed with a leather belt, coupled with this seasons essential footwear the urban hiker boot, layers of scarves and a casual but sexy beret, you will be warm as toast, slinky and utterly fabulous darling!
This article has been written by an expert associated with Altius Lifestyle Ltd, offers wide range of clothing for both men and women.
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