NOW TRENDING: Grey-on-Grey(-ON-Grey)!
It’s not just the skies that are grey right now. From Instagram and fashion blogs to the runways of London, New York and Milan, shades of grey have become somewhat of a style sensation. Grey is the most important colour of the Winter season – and, more specifically, grey worn with other shades of grey.
A definite it colour for the Smartguy Winter 2017 season, this stormy weather hue is like an overcast day, cloudy but very cool. Paired with the right attitude and accessories, grey is the alternative to black and perfect for an edgy office ensemble. Shades of slate, smoke and sea foam should be hot on your radar this season.
How to wear Winter shades of Grey with style
Staying stylish in the cold weather can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, right?! What to wear? AND even more importantly what to wear with WHAT?
Well, this is why Grey such a nifty colour to invest in for your Winter wardrobe – it goes with EVERYTHING! Grey is one of the only shades that you can layer with any other shade of grey and have it still look super stylish and natural.
There are a lot of them
Maybe a dozen or two. Maybe even 50. All the varieties of Grey dominating stores right now, from charcoal to slate, ash, and a light shade called gainsboro, make it easy to pair the different shades in unexpected combinations.
Luckily, grey works really well with almost every skin tone and complexion – fair, cool tones, olive or dark-skinned, fear not gents, you can all wear grey without looking washed out.
Rock the look
The trick to this look is to combine different shades of Grey and mixing up your tones the right way – the more contrast, the better. It’s a moody alternative to business wear as usual and an easy way to set yourself apart.
Smartguy Gysie is wearing a smoky grey jogger paired with a dark charcoal grey knit and ash grey sneakers. All grey, but with lots of contrast.
It’s all in the detail
The key word here is texture. You can combine a grey jacket or a grey overcoat, with grey chinos or jeans and a grey jumper or shirt underneath. Just remember to vary the shade within the grey on grey outfit.
Opting for different fabrics and textures will allow the different pieces of the outfit to differentiate from each other providing a suave contrast that takes minimal effort.
Mix knit wear with formal suit pants. Style athleisure pieces with denim or add a stylish wool blazer. Note ribbing hem detail on jogger pants (so HOT right now!) or beautiful button detail on knits and shirts.
Gray is the color that just never seems to go out of style.
Get the Look • Smartguy Gysie is wearing:
- Charcoal knit • Country Road
- Tailored fit button down shirt • Country Road
- Skinny Jogger pants • Trenery
- Dynacomf Geo Jacquard Sneakers • Le Coq Sportif
- Shades • Nike
- FJ Potgieter for Eye Poetry Photography
Concept & Styling:
- Naval Hill, Bloemfontein