Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Friday: The Gray Scale

This time last year, the northeastern part of the country was engulfed in the infamous “polar vortex.” We’re sure many of you would like to forget that. This year, winter has been a bit kinder and warmer to us. Yet, even though we’ve been spared the minus-degree temperatures, most of us are still thinking of winter fashion. So we thought we’d pay tribute to the other winter white—gray!

Gone are the days when the color gray was synonymous with the cold season as dull, drab, and dreary. The formerly downplayed hue has, in recent years, made its comeback on runways. In fact, it might be more sophisticated and less severe than black, making it more versatile. Dare we say, gray is the new black? On its own, gray can work as a beautiful solo ensemble. No distractions needed. With other colors, however, it also plays quite nicely, serving as perfect neutral canvas for you to layer on other textures and shades.

There is a shade of gray for everyone. The many shades  (not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey) include silver, platinum, ash gray, charcoal, blue-gray, steel gray, and slate-gray. We share with you our favorite things on the gray scale this winter, which are guaranteed to also keep you warm, cosy and chic.

 

gray cashmere

Ash Grey Cashmere Valentina Jumper

By Rag & Bone

This classic blends British tailoring with a downtown New York edge. Its V-neck and notched sides work perfectly for layering over skinny jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46362134tl_13_n_rSteel Gray Long Napa Leather Glove with Zipper

By Giorgio Armani

This beauty does not need many words. It speaks for itself. But here are few details either way: made in Italy, lined interior, and diagonal gold zip closure.

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gray sweaterLight Gray Helmut Lang Zip Up Sweats Jacket

By Helmut Lang

Speaking of zippers, this Helmut Lang top creates a piece full of casual edge through asymmetric construction. It has a soft jersey lining, and the draped collar leads into an off-center zippered placket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This super-luxe Coco Coat in luxurious wool with piping contrast features beautiful draped tailoring and includes patterned lining, deep pockets, and embroidered collar and cuffs. It looks equally chic when thrown over a casual look or over a fancy dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O-Louiselle-GreyO – Louiselle Gray Scarf

By Becksondergaard

This unique scarf is designed in a fine dark gray silk-and-wool-blend weave with a black gradiented edge and a cracked marble print.  This moody and edgy style of scarf would can be worn casually or can easily be worn to update an evening look.

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