Sunday, December 05, 2010

Falling in love with grey as a fashion shade.

My love for grey as a fashion shade started about 4 years ago. Before that time, I was a tired and true black lover for all things fashion/clothing. I think my hanging on to black as my 'go to' shade was a left-over from my Goth/punk rock youth. I was so addicted to buying clothing and accessories in black that my whole wardrobe was practically that colour.

Then, for some reason beyond my control or knowledge, I grew tired of black after so many years. It is like the love affair suddenly fizzled out without warning. I started eyeing brown, taupe, beige, and grey as my neutrals and buying clothing accordingly. Grey suddenly became what black had been in my fashion sense. I had found a replacement, a new "shade as steady boyfriend" for my wardrobe. As the black items of clothing faded and grew old, I phased them out only buying very few pieces in black as replacement. Instead, I was buying most my  replacement fashion basics in grey.

Now, when you look in my wardrobe you will see grey makes up a large portion of the colour selection in it. Along with the other neutrals I mentioned and pops of colour of course. I still love black but it isn't the shade I buy everything I wear the most often in anymore. There has been a shade shift in my brain. A welcome one I would like to think.

Today, I found two new grey clothing items I would love to add to my wardrobe.
Above: Suede Platform Pumps in Grey by Arden B.

Classic in style, great contrast in shades between the grey suede upper and black heels, and the pumps would go with so much in my wardrobe. Definitely will be adding these to my Christmas list.

Above: Shake It Up Grey Skirt at

I love the length of the skirt and the folded look to it. So crisp and I am liking the high waist.

It has a hidden back zipper which I always look for in a skirt that zips since I am not a fan of exposed zipper closures.Yes, I can definitely love this skirt and can think of numerous outfits that I can incorporate it into. Another clothing item that could be added to the Christmas list.

My love for grey fashion items grows and grows and I will be indulging in it as the years pass.


WendyB said...

Fabulous skirt.

I have a strong prejudice against gray sweaters due to an idiot I know who wore them. Don't ask!

J. said...

Love this article, the skirt is very pretty and i also share you're love for the color grey, a new and wonderful basic color for the wardrobe hahaa !

SnapandPrint said...

Wendy, the skirt is fab isn't it? I am loving it. It is on my Chrostmas/B-day list. :)

J, grey is just so clean and goes with almost everything. It make sme hair colour really pop as well.