This Fall, fashion has hit a gray area…literally! From textured heather hues to stone and charcoal, silk to flannel and chunky knits, gray is taking center stage. This chic neutral pairs perfectly bold brights, but is also being paired with…well…more gray! Liz Lange and Jane Wagman, editors of Shopafrolic.com, show us how to pull off the look from head to toe. (Hint: The key is to pair different shades and textures.)
Go "Sexy 70's": Pair light gray flannel trousers with a charcoal gray sweater. Another option is to pair charcoal, high-waisted 70's style trousers, or aknife-pleat skirt, with a pearl gray silk (or satin) feminine blouse.
Go "Mad Men 1950's": Pair a tight, to-the-knee (or just below-the-knee) charcoal gray pencil skirt with a fitted sweater or twinset in a lighter hue. Try a high, round-toe pump, or a pointy kitten heel, in a chocolate brown, nude, black, or gray python
Go For A Print: Gray comes in fabulous prints such as gray herringbone, gray Prince of Whales plaid, gray python/snakeskin, and on and on.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize: Think of gray as the perfect blank canvas for all your favorite accessories and colors. It's really just a softer version of black, and is flattering on pretty much everyone!
Look In Unexpected Places: Like denim, gray is popping up in unexpected places - flannel pumps, suede boots, leather bags, and more!
Dip Your Toe In The Trend: If going head-to-toe gray doesn't float your boat, pair a gray top or bottom with a burgundy or peacock blue, two of this season's hottest colors.