In doing research on being gray, loving it an embracing it and not letting it age you, I have become a bit enamored with the color of gray and all it's shades in clothing as well. Suddenly where I try to keep my wardrobe to all shades of black and white and splashes of color, the amount of gray items in my wardrobe are growing, just like the ones on my head(am up to over an inch now!). I am not sure if this will change once our temps in the northern California foothills drop below 100 degrees and the days themselves grow gray, but one can hope.
Gray is just as versatile of a color as black or white. There are many shades of it, from a deep charcoal to a soft dove gray and I have found there is not a color that does not look lovely against it. I thought I would share a few things that I have already purchased, maybe a couple I dream of as well.
|I bought this skirt at JC Pennys. It is an East 5th skirt, and lucky me with some smart shopping and a heck of a sale got it for under 20.00! because I am short it hits well below the knee, perfect to give it that 1930's feel.|
|This hat! Again it photographs darker, but all are within the same shade of light gray. I think if I add textured stockings and my creme buckle shoes it will make just the perfect outfit for the cooler months when they arrive.|
|I bought this at Kmart on sale as well, and it too could go with the skirt with a white dress shirt and maybe a ribbon bow tie, I also plan to look for a matching jacket. When it gets warm again this will be so cute with jeans and a white T!|
|Here is the same skirt in a darker charcoal tweed like fabric, and I also own slacks in the same fabric. I envision a nice heavy sweater and thick textured tights with this and my black oxford booties...one thing I do not own yet is gray shoes.|
|I do have this hat however, bought last season at Target..light gray hat came from there as well, and it looks wonderful next to the skirt.|
|A sweater like this would be grand...now to just find one!|
|Or paired with a soft gray blouse, such as this. I am on the hunt for that and the perfect gray slacks...wide legged of course...do not do slender very often.|
I mentioned that I already had a few items in my closet in which I have shared some, now wish to share the rest...Some you have seen in my fashion shots....
|You might recall I wore this for a day trip to the coast, and put a bit of a "French" twist on the look. I always feel so very girly in this! It was bought at H&M about three years ago, and I still adore it.|
I do not just stop at clothing...recently I even been buying nail polishes and plan to seek out pretty grays for eye shadows as well.
|Currently wearing Silver and soon....|
|A soft dove gray.(I know this looks silver again,but,trust me)|
|This would make a great start and for 1.00 who can beat it for a trial run??|
So there you have it, my venture into the gray zone. Do you like gray, what shade? Do you wear all year or just Fall and Winter? Do you mix your shades, go monochromatic or add pops of color? Would love to hear!