A few of my clients and friends wear black and grey exclusively, throughout the year, with a little white and silver thrown in the mix. This post is for them, and for those who like to wear black and grey in the Autumn.
These outfits showcase pants, but I’ll cover skirts and dresses in the same palette another time.
1. Sporty Luxe
A Sporty Luxe vibe combines dressy, luxe pieces with casual sporty components to create an interesting juxtaposition that is modern and very comfortable. This outfit is one way to achieve the vibe. Dressy black pants and a grey leopard top coat are combined with black sporty sneakers and a grey hoody. Switch out the sneakers for boots if that’s more your thing. Feel free to add bling and a baseball cap, beanie, or bucket hat.
2. Professionally Relaxed
Casual pants made of dressy fabrics are popular because they relax the business wear look. These grey dressy joggers are paired with a black tucked top, and topped with a black leather blazer. A black moto jacket or regular blazer could work too. I like the addition of the dressy black loafers, which keeps it professional without the need to wear higher heels. Nice bookending too. Feel free to sub the loafers for black pumps or boots.
3. Late Summer
This outfit is fab for warm Autumns and incorporates a lot more white than black, just to change things up. Create a column of white with a top and bottom. Any shade of white is fab, and so are jeans instead of pants. Top it off with a pale grey wrap, poncho or jacket, and finish off the look with black mules or the like. The black mules effectively bookend the model’s hair. Alternatively, create a column of black and keep the rest the same, or add silver shoes.
4. Booted and Sweatered
Combine a pair of skinnies, leggings or jeggings with a black top. Wear the top tucked or untucked. Jeans are a way of adding blue to the mix, which might be your preference. Add a pair of tall black dressy or casual boots and a patterned or solid grey cardigan or sweater jacket. Add jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired.