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Grey is the new black; or at least plays well with it! While you may have been stocking your closet with classic blacks and whites, there are plenty more options on the monochrome scale that you’re definitely going to want to consider.

Let’s face it; neutrals are an essential part of your wardrobe. Whether you’re a minimalist who rotates core pieces often or you prefer plenty of options for every season, your wardrobe can use some grey additions to send your style factor over the top.

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Shades of Grey

While gray is often an overlooked color choice, there are a surprising amount of options for adding this neutral hue to your regular rotation.

For starters, you’ll want to coordinate the undertones of your grays with your skin tone to find your best match. While there may be a few shades of gray that work well for you, consider each piece individually and how your want it to stand out. You may find that you prefer a different shade for a blazer than for a pair of slacks.

Coordinating Neutrals

A neutral ensemble is sophisticated and can help you to stand out in all of the right ways. Consider layering your grays with white and black for a muted look, or use pops of color to add a playful touch.

Even a colored or lightly patterned blouse paired with a grey suit or a pair of well-chosen colored heels can boost your grays, while maintaining an air of elegance. Be sparing with your colored additions for the best effect.

Just a Touch

Conversely, you can use gray to anchor a more colorful look or pair it with patterns for a grounding effect. This helps your overall look to come across as more polished and gives your louder pieces more versatility as part of your wardrobe.

Bold pieces play well off of grays for casual or dressy looks, depending on the pieces you choose. They also help you to transition pieces from season to season for a timeless look throughout the year – a huge bonus for those interested in minimalist or capsule wardrobe options.

However you wear it, gray is a smart addition to your wardrobe. Whether you want it to stand out or play the background, there are plenty of gorgeous options for this neutral in your regular rotation.

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