Saturday, 22 November 2014

Winter Fashion Trends: Grey Wardrobe Update

If you've been watching my YouTube videos then you'll know that I have been making a concious effort to switch up my autumn winter wardrobe to some more seasonally appropriate pieces.

The biggest challenge for me has been embracing a different colour palette for my clothes as you all know me; I love my brights, pastels and specifically, the colour coral.  This year I am really embracing darker tones such as black, khaki, grey, red, wine and berry colours as well as different styles of clothes altogether.  You may have noticed from my WhatLauraWore outfit posts that I'm really dabbling with different cuts and full on sequins at the moment!

grey jumper with chain neckline refine spa whitburn sunderland

One colour that I have surprisingly enjoyed wearing is grey.  I always thought that it would make me look a little pale and washed out but I am really enjoying how it looks against my skin tone and hair colour.  The jumper I'm wearing in the photo above is from a little boutique called Tiger Lily inside Refine Spa in Whitburn, Sunderland.  They have some great pieces and go up to a size 30.  You can find them on Facebook here.

Grey clothes come in lots of different hues and I've found that they make a great alternative to black.  I prefer lighter, grey marl colours for my top half and darker greys for my bottom half.  I can wear an all grey outfit without finding that it drowns me by mixing and matching different shades of grey or layer up different grey pieces alongside darker complimentry shades like black and navy to add a little softness to a winter outfit.

My grey obsession started with my grey heart print scarf from The White Company and it just developed from there really.  They have loads of snuggly knitted accessories that I just adore, especially as many are in the sale at the moment.  I have a wishlist of grey pieces as long as my arm.  Some of the plus size clothes and accessories that I am currently coveting are below:

There's quite a selection out there to choose from.  For tops, I've got to say that the grey tops from New Look are my absolute favourite this season.  They have a great selection of slogan and print t shirts however it is their basics that really caught my eye.  They have lots of different shapes that are great for layering and they have every shade of grey you could imagine.  I am particularly keen on the Inspire Dark Grey Wrap Front Top and the Inspire Grey Plain T-Shirt because, aside from being beautiful shades of grey, they are the perfect pieces to take me from day to night.  Staples like these are perfect to have in any wardrobe as they can be worn during the day whether you're going out shopping or to work and then they can instantly be changed up for an evening out look by adding a statement necklace and a blazer.

ASOS Curve undoubtedly have the largest variety of grey toned clothing this winter but it is their selection of grey dresses, skirts and coats that have really caught my eye.  I am IN LOVE with the Dolly Skater Coat.  It has such a fabulous shape that is so youthful and girlie.  The grey marl colour is beautiful and would look great with darks, berry tones and even pastels like lilac this winter.

If you're looking for grey toned jewellery then Boohoo is where its at along with their ridiculously diverse range of grey clothes from the affordable plus size fashion section.  Whereas if you're looking for grey shoes, I have spotted some beauties over on Missguided.  The chunky soles are still in and they don't look like they're going anywhere soon which is great news for me because I'm always worried about tottering around on the frosty ground in stilettos!  Missguided have just launched their plus size line too which I couldn't be more excited about as I love the style of their clothes.  I'll be putting in an order very soon so you can look forward to some outfit posts in the not too distant future!

I literally cannot wait until payday so that I can turn my wish list into a haul *excited emoji face*

I have created a Pinterest board with all of my favourite grey toned pieces and I'll be adding to it over the winter months.  Do give me a follow here.

What are your favourite trends for autumn and winter?  Are you a fan of grey clothing?
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1 comment

  1. I usually only wear black, white and grey during this time of year and I love it :)


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