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Menswear has gone gray, making traditional neutral colors the focal point within the industry this year! It sounds drab but don’t be fooled, the great thing about gray is that the hue can vary greatly. From heather gray to dark slate, these ranges work well when creating contrast in defined sections of an outfit. This hue has great versatility and is now seen in a plethora of patterns and textures.

Rolled up pants is a clever way to disguise gathering near the ankles. It also adds a clean, finished line, separating itself from some awesome footwear. Keep in mind, rolled up pants work best with casual pants like denim and chinos. This pant style is also a great opportunity to show off some playful printed socks.

With spring in full swing, patterns are emerging. This Fashionisto paired his chinos with an off-white, printed button-down. Prints add textural interest to slim fitting shirts. In efforts of creating his look, you can also opt for a blue button-down or navy blazer. These colors make a wonderful duo.

Despite its boring stereotype, gray is a style for everyone and can either work for casual or formal settings. With that said, gray shirts are making waves with formal attire. Gray shirts have even more variety here. Be sure to opt for different patterns like stripes, checks and gingham and consider tone, texture and pattern when creating an outfit.

Hint: For the risk takers, you can create a layered look with different shades of gray pieces. Do consider working other monochromes into your look like black, beige and blue for visual contrast.


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