TREND: Shades of Gray

As early April brings rising temperatures and rain clouds, deciding what to wear can be difficult. When the skies are overcast, you could always choose to stand out with a striking splash of color, but with a wardrobe that consists of gorgeous gray garments like this Fashionista’s, why not opt to blend in?

In the prospect of warmer weather, she layers her dark pieces beneath her lighter ones, cleverly creating contrast. She begins with a simple white tank, like this one by C & C California. Next, she adds a fitted navy cardigan, one of which you can find on the Urban Outfitters site, to stray away from an ensemble of solely black and gray.

Her black blazer can be found at Topshop–its button sleeves protrude from beneath her faded wool jacket, complementing the coat’s darkest shade. Get this Fashionista’s look by selecting statement outwear such as Topshop’s ruffle-textured bomber or ModCloth’s acid wash trench.

And speaking of acid wash, her gray jeans are no exception. You can snag your own J Brand up-to-date denim from Piperlime. Her pants are tucked into black fringe Minnetonka boots, and her belt loops are weaved with a harmonizing studded belt. Trendy belts like this one can be found on BCBG’s site.

This Fashionista completes her look with a black star-embroidered tote bag (Foley + Corinna makes a funky one too), and silver jewelry, like this ring from Topshop, that serve to glam up her gray.

Hint: Add a little acid wash action to your summer wardrobe! These shorts by OBEY, this cropped top from AllSaints, and these oxford flats from ModCloth will keep you in vogue, and provide you with the garbs you need to get your gray on.

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TREND: Shades of Gray

The word “neutral” is thrown around a lot in fashion. We know they go with everything, including each other and they evoke images of drab and colorless attire. Not that is true at all! But, what are the neutrals, exactly? They are basically the colorless colors – black, white, gray, beige, brown and sometimes navy. They are often the building blocks of an outfit and chances are you don’t have many that don’t include at least one neutral. Today’s Fashionista’s ensemble is all about my personal favorite neutral – gray.

Gray is my preferred shade because it has properties of both black and white. It can be deep and dark like black or soft and ethereal like white. This Fashionista's outfit begins with a woolen gray coat that’s slightly feminine and very simple to wear. The focal point of her look is the chambray skirt. Chambray is completely on-trend for spring and it has all the casualness of a denim skirt minus the heavy fabric. The skirt is anchored by a simple knit top that is flattering for all.

The rest of this look is about the accessories. Her cloudy-toned tights are a fresh take on the usual black. The black booties add height, as well as a touch of Victorian femininity. The look culminates in her boxy bag that adds just a hint of rocker-chic with metallic embellishments. To emulate this Fashionista try this skirt from Tommy Hilfiger. Also, these Kimchi Blue booties are a laced version similar to hers.
 

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TREND: Shades of gray.

I spotted this Fashionista on her way out to dinner on Arthur Avenue and I just had to stop her because I loved the way she incorporated different shades of gray into her outfit, always a chic look. She balanced the dark palette of her look with a crisp white blouse, which is a great way to make sure your look doesn

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