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When grey matters

Grey goes well with the mood of mellow monsoons and is a welcome change from the usual blues and whites, feels Pria Agni.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 26, 2008 11:13 IST
Pria Agni

Okay, there’s nothing wrong with the theory that colours offset the grey skies. But what’s wrong with grey anyway? It goes very well with the mood of mellow monsoons. Plus, it’s much easier to wash clean of the mud and splatters.

Grey shirts are a welcome change from the usual blues and whites. They are cool with black, dark blue or raw denim jeans.

Lighter trousers in mid-tone grey or even crisp grey pinstripes are chic with shirts of any colour. Getting there though not a favourite with women, grey is gradually finding its way into feminine attire. Team greys with textured or printed gar ments for an edge. Tonals — bunging together garments of similar tones – can be stylish too.

This colour combo is for confident people who believe they don’t need their clothes to make them stand out.

Tone it out. The tonal look is best achieved by taking light colours and layering them with other lighter shades. A white V-neck T-shirt with a cream jacket and an offwhite stole worn over a beige trousers works well for a soiree outdoors. You will stand out amidst darker colours that most others will be wearing.

It is best to keep belts and shoes brown or tan since black leather shouts against pale shades. Slim belts that are now a rage are attractive in white and tans, making you look taller and slimmer too. Office office For a formal look, experiment with different prints in one ensemble. Checks in all sizes and variety go superbly with each other.

Stripes go well with checks but have to be handled with care. But these have to be quiet and in the same shades to fall in the tonal category. Too bold or too many at once will just not do.

How versatile. Hounds tooth, serge or twill are eye-catching textures, recommended for both men and women.

The contrast should be in terms of textures or types of fabrics if at all. Parachute silk, lycra laced linens and many types of voiles and viscose in different weights beckon adventurous dressers.