Thanks to a popular book and movie franchise, “gray” has become a buzzword in pop culture. It’s also one of the most versatile colors to keep in your closet and can be casual, elegant, and incredibly easy to play with. From light gray workout wear to silvery cocktail attire, it’s truly one of the most adaptable color palates in the wardrobe rainbow. We’ve rounded up five shades of gray that lend themselves to nearly every occasion, and will leave you feeling fierce and fabulous this winter season.
Out and About
Errands can be daunting, but they somehow seem more manageable if you’re feeling comfortable and cute. Running from yoga to lunch with friends can be a breeze with a pair of light gray leggings to work with. They’re perfect for workouts, and if you’re meeting friends directly after the gym all you need is a simple switch for your top (think relaxed t-shirt or oversized sweater) and you’re ready for round two! Spice up the outfit with patterned scarf for extra flair.
Whether dressing to impress or keeping it casual, a medium shade of gray can give your look an edge. Pair waist-high, gray trousers with a matching cropped blazer and wear a blue blouse underneath for a clean and intelligent look. Looking to make a bigger statement? Switch out the blue blouse for a vivid print, and offset the gray power suit with pops of color in footwear and accessories.
If you’re dealing with first date butterflies or looking for a way to wow a longtime sweetheart, silver is the way to go. Try pairing a silver, sparkley top with a white pencil skirt or pants, and remember to have fun with your footwear. Consider rocking a bright red shade of lipstick with shoes to match, grab a black clutch and you’re on your way to an unforgettable date night!
It’s no secret that a girl’s night out is essential for a healthy social life and peace of mind, but it’s also a great excuse for a new look! If you’re short on time after work, line your eyes with some silver glitter eyeliner (like this one!) that will keep your eyes shining all night long. Have a bit more time? Give yourself a smokey eye using charcoal gray and silver eyeshadow to add a little mystery and get ready for a night with your favorite crew.
Not sure what’s in store for you this weekend? Dress down your regular 9-5 wardrobe and slip into your go-to black skinnies with a lax dark gray shirt. Add your favorite sandals or sneakers and you’re ready for whatever comes your way! Stay prepared and stash a pair of black booties and this silver bomber in the car in case your casual night in becomes an adventurous night out!
Now that you have all the tips you need to rock your favorite looks, head out and greet any occasion with style, grace, and 5 shades of gray.