I’m besotted with the grey footwear trend. I think I caught the bug when I saw the abundance of grey footwear in Paris earlier this year. We’re in Hong Kong this week and, if anything, the trend is even more pronounced.

Grey peds are an effective alternative neutral. The colour operates like a metallic without the glitz, which makes it a more versatile choice than neutrals like brown or navy. I’ve found that grey shoes add a refreshed edge to Autumn and Winter outfits. They also tend to soften the look. As much as I adore a great black ped, I’m enjoying and encouraging the refinement and newness of grey footwear this season.

I currently have grey Chuck Taylors and distressed titanium pumps. Both pairs are in heavy wardrobe circulation because they seem to “lift” my current clothing combinations. So much so that I am bringing home a pair of grey knee-high, slouchy boots and round toed, studded pumps from Hong Kong.

I love it when a single item like a new pair of shoes brings life to an existing wardrobe. Try adding grey shoes to your mix. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

Converse All Star® Low Sneaker (Women)Biala 'Regazza' PumpMe Too NakitaSam Edelman 'Yollie' PumpCirca Joan & David FlaviaFranco Sarto EraHispanitas Metallic Toe Ankle BootAquatalia by Marvin K. VibrateDr. Martens Adina 14 Eye Boot

An assortment of grey ballet flats, pumps, booties and boots. Those of you that are ahead of the game and own grey shoes, help me to convince others.