Gaiety Greyscale

Anything grey is usually seen as dull and gloomy, but I think the exact opposite. Take Armani’s A/W 14 collection for example. Even though the selection did include the occasional splash of green, grey was a significant colour. The designer does have a history of elegant simplicity. “Grey is a transversal, adaptable and even a sensual colour that conveys a natural elegance” says Armani in October’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar. He also said “I find that it’s countless shades correspond to the many facets of femininity” Baring that in mind, I think darker colours are often underrated. I spotted today’s shirt while shopping online and it reminded me of an average flannel or check shirt, that had been edited with a ‘greyscale’ filter which is what immediately drew me towards it. Most shirts of this style have a very bright colour or feature multiple colours for the ultimate S/S shirt. Yet I think this shirt, which does feature some subtle shades of grey alongside black and white, is the total opposite. It’s the ultimate A/W shirt.

Shirt – Next // jeans – Topshop // boots – Dorothy Perkins // bag – Topshop