Grey feature

May 31, 2016

Grey is the most underrated colour, ever. While everybody gushes over the usual black-and-white outfits, grey is a shade that’s often overlooked. However, this subdued palette is not to be taken for granted; for anyone who thinks the colour is dull and sad — think twice. In fact, there are actually over 200 different shades of grey such as silver, lilac grey and green-grey, and this opens up a whole new world for us. Break the convention and experiment with the understated, subtle and neutral hues of grey and you’ll find yourself reaching out to these pieces by instinct before you can even say “fifty shades”.

1. Grey Trousers

Topshop grey trousersAsos trousers

Topshop, $89.90. Asos, $88.49.

Look like you’re all dressed up with minimal effort once you incorporate some grey tones in your outfit. The best way to look like you’re ready for both work and play is to find the perfect pair of grey trousers that can easily be paired with a basic white top. Alternatively, take it up a notch and overload your grey tones with a matching grey blazer, which lends edginess to a regular outfit.

2. Grey basics are great for pairing

Zara grey colouredTopshop basic grey

Zara, $59.90. Topshop, $39.90.

Pairing your muted grey tones shouldn’t be a problem since grey is a rather easy colour to work with. Its subtle shade makes it easier to pair with other colours that are bolder and more prominent.

Naturally, grey hues should complement other subtle shades for a muted co-ordinate overall. However, you can also make a bolder statement with loud solid colours that will add some visual contrast that is not too jarring. If you’re less adventurous, the safest choice is to stick to pairing your grey tops with denim.

3. Sports luxe

Topshop athleisure
Topshop, $79.90.

The easiest way to get into the athleisure trend – go for neutral tones like heather grey, taupes and nudes. We particularly like how the unstated heather grey helps you look sharp and put together, yet sporty at the same time.

4. Accessories

Axel Arigato
Axel Arigato, $190.

Topshop grey bagZara grey bag
Topshop, $106. Zara, $79.90.


Get out of your monochromatic comfort zone and go for alternative colours when picking out your accessories. Grey accessories will definitely complement those who are monochrome freaks. The muted grey palettes provide a clean and refreshing contrast against the stark colours of white and black. So instead of reaching out for your usual black bags and white sneakers, try grey for an elegant twist.

5. Classic dresses

Zara grey dressStravidarius grey dressPB grey dress

Zara, $55.90. Stradivarius, price unavailable. Pull&Bear, $29.90.

You will never go wrong with simple grey dresses. We love how details can be particularly prominent on grey dresses due to the subtle nature of the hues. Designs featuring tie-waist belts, knots and intricate tie designs are even more elegant on a grey piece of clothing.
Another popular combination features pairing blush hues with grey — they blend seamlessly together to make the perfect pastel co-ordinate.