Thursday, 2 May 2019

GREY IS A NEW BLACK

I recently came to realise that I don't favour any particular colour but rather go through random phases where a chosen colour would take centre stage in my outfits only soon to become replaced by another one.  
There is no pattern or reason as to when and why I become attractive to any particular hue nor do I know what colour will be my next choice, it's all totally sub-conscious and absolutely random.  As you can see, this week it's all about grey.  
It does not mean that every time I have an itch for a new colour, I run to the shops and buy anything that fits my mood.  I might have some pieces in my closet already and have worn them separately but not together in one complete outfit.
They grey journey started with a Furla handbag that I got last year for my birthday which was a step away from traditional black.  Then a couple of months ago I saw this beautiful peony print silk blouse at Assembly Label that I simply had to have, followed by just recently bought a pair of slingback dark grey pumps by Boss.
We all know the power of black, it is the the ultimate colour to go to when we want to look chic and elegant and is extremely helpful when we want to appear slimmer than we actually are but I think that the grey colour that so far has been undermined by it, should be brought back into the limelight.  
Basically, the colour grey is a mix of white and black and by changing the ratio between them we can modify its hue and saturation from pale grey on the top of the scale all the way down to dark slate with the colours like ash, platinum, silver etc in between, which means that you can be dressed in grey from head to toe or, as French say it ton sur ton, and don't look dull and boring.  
The key to pulling off  this look is to make sure that every item of an outfit is in a different shade of grey thus adding an element of subdued elegance and depths to the look.  
And to support my view on the subject, here is the meaning of colour grey:  "...typically associated with dull and dirty...as well as formal and sophisticated..."


I wanted to have a grey colour in each element of my outlook including silver earrings and grey nail polish.
My outfit details:
Blouse - Assembly Label
Pants - Lee (old)
Shoes - Boss
Handbag - Furla







20 comments:

  1. I am similar to that. And I love a monochrome look. But I don't wear grey a lot. Why I don't know, you show that it is a wonderful color!

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  2. What a fabulous, stylish look! I love your top and shoes.

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  3. So pretty! Love the silvery tones of this gray top <3
    Green Fashionista

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  4. I think Grey is so much kinder to a mature skin over Black Anna. Styled to perfection here and I have shoe envy again!xx

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  5. I really like to wear grey! I don't have much of it in my closet anymore but would like a pair of grey pants!
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  6. I love grey more than black! I love the color pallete you shared with the shades of greys. I do think the mix is so elegant here! I love the sexy slingbags and the shape of your bag. Classy!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. Have to confess that I don't have anything at all in grey colour in my wardrobe. I guess it's because my skin tone and grey don't work together. But on you this colour looks really great. Very stylish and modern look! Love the earrings!
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  8. Grey has so many varieties that sometimes it is not easy to recognise it so hopefully you can find a hue that agress with your colour tone.

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  9. I love this colour on you I love neutrals and I think you look amazing and the look is very sophisticated xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/05/grayson-monae-because-looking-and.html

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  10. All your grey pieces work so well together here in this outfit! :) I tend to get obsessed with a colour and wear it more than usual quite often, haha!

    Hope that you had a great weekend! Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) The next weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join!

    Away From Blue

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  11. This is a fabulously stylish look Anna, and it was by far the most clicked post on last week's #WowOnWednesday!

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  12. Very cute blouse, and the shoes are fab too! Do join the #chicandstylish #linkup tomorrow. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  13. You look pretty. Thank you.

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