Muted Shades of Grey

From fifty shades of grey to the choice of people’s blog names, it seems that grey is popping up everywhere.

Grey is having a thing in the fashion industry at the moment. It’s the hot (yet so cold) colour of the season. I’m sure that Pantone will have it on their list of trend colours for, well, the past year or so. From fifty shades of grey to the choice of people’s blog names, it seems that grey is popping up everywhere.

It’s a safe bet to say that the appreciation of the colour grey stems from the recent normcore and minimalist trend, in which it has become fashionable to not wear colour (and grey and navy aren’t colours, alright). Although I do have a good idea of my style and know what items work best for me and which don’t, I still am evolving every day and have always been one keen to experiment. Also, still being rather young means that I am quite impressionable and it’s fair to say that, like most of us, I have been influenced by the recent minimal wave in fashion.

Despite enjoying this style and figuring out what works best for me, some days I just don’t want to wear all black! I’ve realised that in my current personal style, I need a mix of something simple and basic mixed in with prints and bold colours, as that’s what I feel makes an outfit exciting.

But for your average weekday of running errands, heading into university and sitting at a computer, I think such a grey outfit will do! I recently bought this top from Zara, I love the juxtaposition of it being a long top but allowing for a peep of the bottom half through the slit. I think this be worn in a multitude of ways and I especially think it look good with a cute, print A-line skirt underneath.

I’ve been longing to style a sleeveless blazer on the blog for SO long! I adore how such a smart piece can continue to remain so classic when it becomes a more casual cut. When buying one I’d advise to go up a few sizes, or even buy in an oversized fit, for that more laidback and ‘off-duty’ look. The bigger the buttons the better. And preferably in a muted grey or camel colour, of course.

Top: Zara (similar here)
Jeans and Boots: Topshop
Blazer: New Look (Similar here)
Clutch: River Island
 

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