50 Shades of Grey: How To Make The Best Out Of This Color

//50 Shades of Grey: How To Make The Best Out Of This Color

Grey is the combination between black and white. It is said that grey is an unemotional color, it is neutral, impartial and detached. It is said that too much of grey creates sadness and depression. But not in the fashion industry! Here it is considered a chic color.

In the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014, two particular shades of grey were included: a lighter one, called Aluminium and a darker one, called Cypress.

When grey hit the runways a few years back, people didn’t know whether to be worried or not. “Chances of a monotonous fashion aren’t very likely” says Rachel Crumbley, trend analyst at Cotton Inc (New York).

Grey may not make the same strong statement as black or white, but it should definitely be taken under observation and into consideration. Grey, as all colors, may come in different shades, that’s why there is no way that it could be monotonous. Even an all grey look can be chic and trendy if the right shades and materials are combined.

So, let’s take a look at no more and no less than 50 photos with shades of grey from runways and street styles.

Get inspired!


50 Ways To Wear Shades of Grey

Vogue (Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages.com)

Feeling cold? Maybe you should try a grey fur coat. It’s so hot!


Grey is most definitely an elegant color. This photo proves it. You won’t fail by wearing one.



Stylebistro.com (ImaxTree)

The same color trousers – ankle boots combination is a killer one!



This minimalist, cozy coat is a must for this cold season.



Vogue (Marcus Tondo – Indigitalimages.com)

This perfect bag is ready to go out with you. Out to the office or out for just a simple walk.



Pinterest (thejitteryknitter.tumblr.com)

There can’t be a cold season without any knits. And this sweater is a great example.


J. Mendel

Vogue (Monica Feudi – FeudiGuaineri.com)

They say the devil is in the details. No devil here. These sparkling grey details look awesome.



Style.com (Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com)

Between a white shirt and a skirt or trousers, this grey leather belt assures continuity to the outfit.



Stylebistro.com (ImaxTree)

Grey is just the color you need for a stylish office outfit.


Hermes Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2014 Paris

Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Another way to wear your coat this winter.



Rebecca Taylor

Bloglovin (ilivebytherulesoffashion.tumblr.com)

This light shade of grey is perfect to wear in the Spring season.



Style.com (Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Although grey suggests rainy days, you won’t feel them if you try on this unique grey trenchcoat.


Chanel 2014

Stylebistro.com (ImaxTree)

Accessories are also important. This bangle looks amazing in this combo!


Roberto Cavalli

Style.com (Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com)

A grey layered cape that simply rocks. No room for other words.



Vogue (Yannis Vlamos – Indigitalimages.com)

Now there’s an interesting way to wear fur. It certainly draws attention.


Jason Wu

Stylebistro.com (ImaxTree)

Grey and black go hand in hand, beautifully.


Michael Kors

Style.com (Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com)

This is a casual combination that I loved from the firts moment I laied eyes on it.


Thakoon Addition

Style.com (Courtesy of Thakoon Addition)

A minimal and classic look can be given by this long neckcloth.


Viktor & Rolf

Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

If you’re a fan of the minimal look, then this dress suits you perfectly.


Michael Kors

Style.com (Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com)

Loose sweater and wide-leg grey trousers? Well this is a comfortable outfit.


Alexandre Vauthier

Fashionsy.com (alexandrevauthier.com)

One flawless jumpsuit.



Style.com (Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com)

 You can’t have a suit without an exquisite hat.


Grey combined with other neon, strong colors looks just gorgeous. Take a look!


This semi-sheer pleated midi skirt seems to do the trick. Accessorize it with ankle boots.


This grey-sculpted sweater is all about the attitude.



Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Two beautiful shades of grey, resulting in an impeccable look.


This particular kind of short knitted sweater stands out from the crowd.


Grey leather gloves accessorized with opulent jewelry. Very elegant!




The spotted black and white combo turns into a beautiful grey.




If there’s someone who can pull off a top-to-bottom grey look, it’s Dior.


Knitted bagpack


A grey knitted bagpack is just what you need in the Fall-Winter season. Not your daily choice of bags.



This gunmetal silver skirt is to die for. Can’t stop admiring it…


Michael Kors

Vogue (Kim Weston Arnold/Indigitalimages.com)

There are a lot of grey looks in Michael Kor’s Fall 2014 collection. You should check it out. This particular thin snake-patterned belt caught my attention.


Saint Laurent

Style.com (Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com)

Here’s a short glitter dress, lovely combined with a knitt overall.


Bottega Veneta

Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

The grey-yellow combination will always look great, no matter the season.


Alexander McQueen

Vogue UK (Indigital)

Wear a silver hand garment with a black dress for a “Wow” effect.



Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

These grey snake print leather shoes are simply perfect. I love the fact that the heel is dressed in two colors, making the foot look like it belongs there, in that shoe.


Elie Tahari Fall 2014

Style.com (Courtesy of Elie Tahari)

A charcoal tube scarf can be mixed very well with dark colors, but also with lighter ones.



Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Romance can be created even with this sheer dress, and it’s grey.



Style.com (Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com)

This golden grey gown is also an interesting color this season. No accessories needed!


Dries Van Noten

Style.com (Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

As I said before, grey goes very well with any other color, but more than well with yelow, radiant orchid, pink or orange.




Combine a dark shade of grey with a black leather jacket. Can’t go wrong.


Long over-the-knee boots are the right fit for a pastel colored look.



Style.com (Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com)

 Have a look at these metal looking boots. Are they hot or what?


 Train with style!


Kenneth Cole

Style.com (Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com)

Couldn’t be winter without a proper Fedora grey hat.


 You can also mix grey with 2015’s color of the year, Marsala. It look amazing!

You can read more about Marsala, HERE.


 Massive metal chains can form a great necklace.



Style.com ( Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

A pair of grey-combined-with-other-colors sneakers looks very cool.


Philipp Plein

Style.com (Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com)

Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with a pair o grey jeans. Ever!

Having these said, I would like to add the fact that, from my research, I found out that GREY is a color that designers strongly encourage for the FALL/WINTER season. It’s not depressive at all. It’s just chic and, as the photos suggest, can be worn and accessorized in many ways.

Have a fashionable winter!

How would you wear grey?

You can share your comments below!

By | 2021-02-22T19:04:03+02:00 January 16th, 2015|Style|

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