50 Shades of Grey!
If you’re a fan of neutrals, you’re in luck this season! Grey is a big colour trend on the catwalks and is filtering into the shops as we speak. A flattering neutral on most people regardless of your palette, but as ever, it’s how you wear it that’s important. Read on to discover how to wear the neutral colour trend for Autumn 2023
The Neutral Colour Trend for Autumn 2023
Charcoal grey is a universal shade for colour analysis (the system of finding out which shades suit your personal colouring best).
It’s a kinder alternative to black, which can be a little harsh on some people – especially those with warmth to their look and very light blondes.
I think it’s also a very classy colour. It can be worn on its own or with other neutrals like soft white for a chic look.
I love this soft ruched knit from Massimo Dutti.
For a more casual look, this denim maxi skirt from Mint Velvet is the ideal transitional piece for this in-betweeny weather. If you’re unsure if grey suits you, my top tip is to keep it on the bottom half. Wearing the colour away from your face is always a safe bet. Plus grey will go with pretty much any other colour top you care to pair with it!
A lighter shade of grey:
Fancy a lighter shade of grey? This jacket by Rochelle at Next is ideal for those with fairer and cool colouring. It also hits two trends in one, as the bomber has been a massive street-style look recently, and most high street stores offer up at least one option.
Fancy footwork and other ways to embrace the trend:
As ever, there’s always the option to bring in a colour trend with accessories. A silver-grey belt like this croc-effect one from Oliver Bonas will freshen up an old pair of jeans or modernise a simple pair of tailored trousers.
I’m a big fan of grey footwear. Often, we default to black for shoes, but it doesn’t always go with everything as much as people think, and it can be too strong a contrast if your outfit is a more delicate colour palette.
So, a soft grey, like these boots from Jones the Bootmaker, could be a great addition to your wardrobe.
A note about hair:
For you silver-haired beauties, grey is often a great colour for your wardrobe as it suits cool palettes. The trick is to get the right tone and depth and to be wary of a head-to-toe look, or you may disappear! Often a contrasting colour such as hot pink (another trend thanks to the Barbie effect!) works well with the grey.
If you want to discover more about which of the fifty shades of grey work for you, get in touch. I can help you find the perfect shade.