Markdown Mondays: Elegant in Gray
Hope everyone had a safe and warm weekend in the North-East! We had a ton of snow in Brooklyn, but the wonderland seemed to only last one day, as Sunday everyone was busy shoveling and the pure white snow turned into gray slush in a matter of hours.
Even though gray can be a pretty depressing color (if you associate it with snow for example), I like to think of it as a fashion-y neutral that you can add to your wardrobe to replace the black (if it’s dark gray) or to add feminine softness (if it’s a lighter, paler gray). It can also be used to dress up your look (if it’s silver gray) and generally sends a pretty refined, classy message which is not polarizing but at the same time polished.
Check out today’s #MarkdownMondays for a selection of gray pieces to add to your wardrobe to achieve the desired effect. I love these wedge tall boots from Anthropologie, which pair well with a skirt, dress or a pair of tucked-in jeans or leggings. The piped gray blazer from Banana Republic is fun and stylish, and the longer cut allows you to play around with proportions, while the piping adds a touch of prep. The mock neck sweater from Ann Taylor is a versatile gem – it can be worn tucked in or untucked; you can even add a belt for more waist definition, but it doesn’t need it because of it’s ribbed bottom. The 3/4 sleeve draws more attention to your arms – making them look longer and slimmer, and the off-white shade goes with everything.
Please check out all the shopping details below.
Do you love gray or stay away from it? Let me know in the comments below!
Enjoy – Happy Styling!
1.KMB Ninon Wedge Boots from Anthropologie $149.95 (was $220.00)
Dressed up or down, these suede and neoprene wedge boots by Spanish shoemakers, KMB, add altitude to outfitting
Fits true to size
Suede and synthetic neoprene upper
Style No. 38120150
Dimensions:4″ suede wrapped wedge; 1″ platform; 15″H
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2.Piped Gray Hacking Jacket $69.99 (was $168.00)
By Banana Republic
48% Wool, 45% Polyester, 6% Other Fibers, 1% Spandex
This piped Hacking Jacket is a modern take on an essential classic
Long sleeves with elbow patches and three-button cuffs
Front patch pockets
Center back vent
Hits at the low hip
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3.Cedar Street Dot Bee Wristlet $62 (was $78.00)
By Kate Spade
Shiny grainy vinyl with matching trim
14-karat light gold plated hardware
Custom woven caroleena spade dot lining
Zip top closure
Exterior zip pocket
Style # pwru3912
4”h x 6.5”w
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4.Shrunken Mockneck Sweater $47.70 (was $79.50)
By Ann Taylor
This knit is comfortable, confident and endlessly flattering
Ribbed neckline, cuffs and hem
57% Cotton, 43% Polyester
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5.Toothpick Cone Denim Jean in Seajay Wash $87.50 (was $125.00)
JCrew’s skinniest style, the toothpick is lean, cropped and a little bit sexy
The fabric has been updated to a premium stretch cotton from North Carolina-based Cone Denim®, one of the oldest denim mills in the world
With its amazing stretch and recovery, this new jean holds you in and never bags out, even after wearing it all day
This paid has been hand-sanded to give it an easy, vintage-inspired dark wash for that authentic, perfectly worn-in look
Fabric: cotton with a hint of stretch
Traditional 5-pocket styling
Sits at hip
Fitted through hip and thigh, with a super skinny, ankle-length leg
28″ inseam; 10 1/4″ leg opening (based on size 28)
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Note: I’m not affiliated with any of the stores, just a fan 🙂