If you like shades of grey, you might be in for a treat because it looks like the colour is about to have a fashion moment. With that in mind, here are four outfits for Team Neutral that feature grey. The lines of these outfits are quite straight, the fits fluid and voluminous, and the proportions a little architectural. Remember to add Winter layers like coats, scarves, hats, gloves, thermals, and hosiery to stay warm.
1. Statement Sweater and Black Pants
A cropped, swingy and voluminous charcoal grey sweater is paired with black fluid and pleated full-length drapey trousers. Pointy-toe boots extend the leg line, as does the scrunched hem and puddle length of the pants. The gathers and “bow” on the front of the sweater provide ample texture and interest. I see a black bag and neutral coat top the lot.
2. Long Shorts and Tall Boots
Your Winters might be warm enough to wear long shorts with tall boots, especially if you add sheer warm hosiery for insulation. Not too different to wearing skirts and dresses with tall boots. Here, ‘90s long black pleated shorts are worn with tall black boots. A roomy mid-grey chunky pullover is semi-tucked to showcase some waistline. A black belt matches the boots, adding polish to the outfit. A boxy olive peacoat tops the lot. A black, grey or olive bag is a good addition.
3. Big Sweater over Big Skirt
These boxy and wide proportions are harder to wear when you prefer to define the waist, or sport more structure. It’s the most architectural combination of the lot, and an acquired taste. A black A-line midi skirt is paired with a big and boxy cream pullover. Its asymmetrical slit front hem makes it appear shorter than it is, which helps offset the volume of the skirt and sweater. Wide, heavy and chunky black cowboy boots do not tailor proportions, but they do visually lengthen the leg line by matching the black skirt. The black bag is a complementary addition.
4. Oversized Suit
This suit takes me back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, although it’s missing the gigantic shoulder pads that added structure to oversized jackets. An oversized blazer and puddle-length wide trousers in a large tonal grey polka dot are worn with black accents. The sleeves of the roomy blazer are scrunched to offset their volume by showcasing forearm skin. Pointy-toe boots add a dressy and tailored element to the look. The tucked tailored turtleneck tempers the volume of the blazer, and adds structure by showcasing the waist. I see a white bag finish off the look. Add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired.