Trend of the week: Grey shades

Going grey never looked so good, says Annmaire O’Connor.

INSPIRATION

Looking to throw some shapes this season? Be sure to do it in grey. Impactfully simple, grey’s non-colour status allows for a stronger focus on form and silhouette.

Think of bold skyscrapers against a granite sky – arresting and angular. No fuss or frills – just a simple entreaty to look sharp.

STYLE NOTES

■ Try tonal dressing in contrasting grey shades (rumour has it there are 50!) and textures (think felted wool, knits, lurex and cashmere) for a multi-dimensional look.

■ Make minimalism your mantra. Look to clean lines with oversized and architectural shapes to balance the hue.

■ Easy on the accessories. Follow Balanciaga and Stella McCartney with form-fitting boots. Cap off with earrings from grandma’s dressing up box.

■ Not keen on head-to-toe? Break up the block with creative colour combos: oxblood and baby blue, mustard and brilliant white or taupe and khaki.


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