Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011 Fall Trends Day 3- Going Grey

Almost every season, the fashion industry tries to come up with a new staple base color, and they say something silly like "Pink is the new black." Let's face it, no one is going to wear that much pink, and nothing will ever really replace black. That being said, there is a huge trend toward grey right now. If you read my Why Buy Custom post then you already know that your go to suit should be a dark charcoal. Grey truly does make a great base for your wardrobe for several reasons. First of all, its not a color. Its on the black and white gradient scale, so you can't clash with it. Second, there are so so so many hues of grey from light stone to dark charcoal and everything in between. Three, its not as severe as black, so for certain business situations when you need to give off a more approachable air, its perfect. Because of the variety of hues, layering grey pieces makes for an interesting monochromatic look, which is what we are seeing all over the runway this season. This trend is everywhere from casual to business, from sweats to suits.

Here are a few ways to work this look on your day off:
I'll start with the most casual look from T by Alexander Wang. If sweats are just too casual for you, take the same look with a great pair of Grey Jeans.
This next look is from SAND. Do you know what makes this look extra fabulous for fall? There are three huge trends mixed into this one ensemble. Along with the layers of grey, The Chunky Sweater is a must have item for fall, as is the turtleneck, which I will feature on Wednesday! You can't go wrong with these staple pieces. Switch out the wellies for a cool work boot or sleek dress shoe, depending on your personal style.
Step it up to business casual like you walked off the runway at Michael Kors. 99% of you will modify this look with a not-quite-so-deep V neck tee.
And Calvin Klein Collection finishes off the options with a classy turtleneck and buttoned jacket for another ensemble upgrade.
So there you have it. This fall, no one is too young to go grey.

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