Hmh, Grey is a neutral shade: it’s not so harsh compared to white, not too heavy compared to black. It’s understated, elegant and sophisticated. But grey is not grey – as we all know there are 50 shades of grey! Shades of grey have to be well matched with the skin tone. To find the right grey shade is similar difficult as to find the right foundation shade. I’m not really a crazy fan of grey sweatshirts but at the moment from celebrities to fashion bloggers, they all made their own pin with this versatile staple piece.
As always, the trick is to balance for me. I dressed up my ZARA men’s sweatshirt with jewelery and heavy red lipstick otherwise I would look like having a gastric intestinal flu. And to answer the question from above: Are grey sweatshirts fall/winter 2013 must haves? Yes, if you already have a grey sweater at your closet then you’re a lucky devil! Congrats!
What I wear: Zara sweater, Calvin Klein denim, Converse, Céline Sunglasses
Grey Casual Glam – Love Alexa’s combination of grey and beige animal print!
Salt and Pepper look in a black and white checked dress
Black and white monochrome, the most classic of trends and so easy to wear. After all, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t look good in those timeless colours. Add pattern like oversized checks or checkerboards, stripes and polka dots for a playful twist.
Keep it classic and stay in the black and white area or add accessories in pop colours!
Above: I love this black and white checked dress I am wearing from Italian designer Max & Co as it reminds me of Megan Draper from Mad Men (love new season 6 !). The length is work appropriate and accessorizing is fool proof. Tights from Burlington, pointy flats from BCBG.
From left to right:
Alexa Chung proving once again she’s a quirky cool London gal. She accessorised her Paul Smith plaid dress with chunky oxfords, grey socks and a black belt.
Peggy Olsen from Mad Men in a fitted 60s plaid dress with boat neck. Classic!
French actress Marion Cotillard in a black and white geometric dress, mixed up with bright orange heels.
Diane Krueger rocks the Parisienne look: Black and white plaid tweed dress from Chanel with Peter Pan collar. She accessorised with a black beret and classic chain cross-body mini bag. J’adore!
One of my favourite dress shapes because it is so slimming (takes off 5 pounds!), the 60s A-line dress. Stripes mixed with white always look fresh and young. Dress and beige platform ballet pumps from Max & Co
Danish and family owned high street giant Vero Moda managed to get Alexa Chung, Britain’s coolest girl inspired by French pop, to embody their brand. And their is plenty of Alexa-ness in the collection:
- cream coloured Peter Pan Collars
- Flat brogues in socks teamed with dainty dresses
- Alexa’s trademark hair style: tousled, out of bed hair
This cute cream cherry mini dress is also available in black
My favourite in the Vero Moda store was this petrol blue, stretchy pencil denim skirt and the blouse with printed mouth watering watermelons and sliced oranges!
Parisian chic a la Ines de la Fressange: The boyish shorts and parker style is softened with the delicate lace blouse and Peter Pan collar
Alexa doing clean chic with a white blouse