You’ve only got to take a look at my profile picture to see that I will be delighted that the shade filling the High Street and making us look effortlessly chic this autumn and winter is grey! It is more versatile and less harsh against most complexions than black, and there is a shade to suit everyone, especially those of us with white-hot hair (also a great trend for autumn/winter!).
The best description of the grey trend this season is 'off-duty chic'. It looks effortlessly stylish, understated and tasteful. Whether you go for sharp tailoring, soft and slouchy, sports-luxe or feminine and floaty, the look is always understated and restrained.
It's a great foil for bold colour; pick just one shade to keep it elegant. Pink is grey's perfect match this season - unless you have warm skin tones then you should wear coral pink or orange. If you want to keep your look pared down then just a splash of colour on a garment or in an accessory will do the trick - again, just one shade is enough. Thought grey underwear was simply faded white underwear? Think again. From light grey to charcoal, in satin and lace designs, grey lingerie is looking chic and 'understated sexy' too. Check out my colour combo suggestions further down.
Ooh - what could be more sumptuous in cold weather than a beautiful grey wool coat and (over-the-knee) grey suede boots? Yummy
Retailers 1. Marks & Spencer 2. Marks & Spencer 3. Dorothy Perkins 4. Miss Selfridge 5. Wallis 6. Hobbs 7. Boux Avenue 8. Hobbs 9. Mint Velvet 10. Wallis 11. Debenhams 12. Dorothy Perkins 13. Mint Velvet 14. Fenn Wright Manson 15. Marks & Spencer 16. Wallis 17. Accessorize 18.Wallis
Here are my suggestions on which gorgeous shades each colouring can wear with grey: