The Chronicles of Her editor Carmen Hamilton knows chic downtime winter dressing. Here, she gives four reasons to get more grey in your wardrobe.
Words and images by The Chronicles Of Her
Grey quickly went from being one of the least-worn colours in my wardrobe to my most-worn. I used to think it washed me out and made my overall complexion look dull (FYI, not so great on those days when you wake up feeling a bit... flat). I’ve always gone for black or white instead. But grey as a colour is actually the best - if you know how to wear it properly. Here’s four good reasons to add more grey to your wardrobe.
1. THERE’S A GREY FOR EVERYONE
First things first, you need to find the right grey for your skin tone. I find lighter greys pop a bit more and lift my complexion, rather than making me look washed-out. This doesn’t mean I don’t wear darker greys - I just keep those shades away from my face, or layer it under something lighter.
2. TEXTURE, TEXTURE, TEXTURE
Textures show up in grey so much more than black. I’m obsessed with chunky grey knitwear with ribbed or cable knit details. The bigger the detail, the better, I say.
3. GREY BREAKS-UP ALL OF YOUR BLACK
If you’re reading this blog, chances are, you love black just as much as I do. 70% of my wardrobe is black. But grey breaks it up. Better still, mixing different tones of grey (like these pinstripe pants and ribbed sweater) means you can have a day off black without feeling like you’ve completely lost it in bright colours.
4. YOU CAN WEAR GREY ON GREY
Mix tones. Mix textures. Mix prints. The good thing about grey is it actually looks amazing head-to-toe when you use these things to break it up, and it’s less of a commitment than all white (because, let’s face it, me + all white + red wine = disaster).