Although black usually steals the show when it comes to monotone dressing, this Fashionista shows us that the color grey is putting up a fight. Her grey wool pea coat is boxy but looks great against her petite frame. She wears it over a simple black and white striped top, an item every Fashionista needs to own. It never ceases to amaze me how often my own horizontally striped black and white shirt comes in handy. Whether worn under basic pieces like these or paired with bright colored denim or prints, the stripes can pull any outfit together and give it a classic touch.
These grey skinny jeans look great with the black and white striped top and match the shade of the coat almost perfectly. Who say’s matching is out? The streamlined color combination elongates this Fashionista’s frame, which flatters while giving off an “I’m too cool to care” vibe. In New York, this is often the exact vibe we go for.
With her look, this Fashionista is giving an early nod to the runways of fall 2012’s fashion week. Designers like Vera Wang and Stella McCartney showcased all grey looks in their ready-to-wear shows that make the in-between color a true contender for the season’s spotlight. This gal didn’t wait until the fall semester to embrace the trend; instead she chose to make grey on grey work for a chilly New York spring day. Her early bird attitude is inspiring to say the least.
Combine different shades of grey from your closet to mimic this look and get your own head start on fall 2012 trends. Pair grey basics with black accessories like leather booties and plastic-rimmed glasses like these for a real minimalist look. Don’t be afraid to let grey speak for itself because if this Fashionista has anything to say about it, gray is the new black.