LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: 50 Shades of Gray

Let's Hear it for the Boys

A leading trend for spring 2013 is black and white pattern mixing. Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs have all featured this look. However, if combined mutually, a color that encompasses compromise is produced: gray. Often regarded as a shade and not a true color, gray is a perfect neutral.

While the debate on the deliberation of gray in color society is inconclusive, today’s outfit is indisputable. This Fashionisto incorporated many shades of gray to produce his ensemble. Unlike certain colors, gray can be used throughout your entire outfit in different tones and still appear presentable. Juxtaposed with silver accessories, such as a watch and a necklace, balanced the entire look.

Outfits with intermingled patterns or loud hues aren’t the only show stealers. At times it’s a matter of proportions and not patterns. Gray communicates sophistication and simplicity, and simple speaks volumes. Do not disregard this potential look with intentions that it will be uninteresting. Compromise the black and white pattern mixing trend for a gray outfit and I’ll promise you won’t be disappointed!

Hint: This outfit is as simple to replicate as it appears. Gray clothing is abundant if properly looked for. A long sleeve T-shirt from Hanes is not only comfortable but a great choice for your outfit. Gray jeans or chinos with sneakers provide an appealing foundation of your outfit.  To complete this look, balance with light accessories, as pictured, with a watch or necklace. If you’re feeling adventurous, try wearing a hat or beanie like this Fashionisto.

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