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color theory: we heart gray

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“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” –Christian Dior

it’s that perfect shade right between the harsh brightness of white and the heavy darkness of black. It reminds us of a thunderstorm on a summer evening, and the smoke from a toasty winter fire. It looks great dressed up, with a bit (or a lot) of sparkle and shine; or relaxed, with a casual bohemian vibe. Pair it with bright colors- pinks, blues, and greens- for a funky mod feel. Pair it with your other neutrals- blacks, charcoals, and whites- for a sophisticated, understated beauty.

gray_inspiration_fashion_kors_miller_zoesaldana_katrinabowden(clockwise from left) we all heart Target for great basics like these adorable light gray jeans… and they’re reversible to dark gray!!

Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants is one of our favorite fashion prints, capturing beauty, elegance, whimsy, and nature in this stunning composition.

Hobo’s bags strike the perfect balance between schleppy utilitarian and chic fashion. who wouldn’t be obsessed? their Patti bag is one of our faves.

H & M, you make the best little “throw it on and go, and look fabulous” dresses. this one, that makes us think of lightning and stormy skies, has the perfectly flattering fit and flare shape we all love.

we of course love Essie’s trademark bright, whimsical colors. cashmere bathrobe not only has a great name, but it’s on-trend opaque gray hue is chic, fabulous, and versatile.

katrina bowden inspired us in a wispy gray Badgley Mischka number at this year’s Red Carpet Fashion Awards.

Zoe Saldana is one of our favorite quietly inspiring celebs; she looked soooo chic at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in Valentino. The look was controversial, but we loved the lacey brocade gown and think it looked stunning on her.

Tsubo’s charcoal Caia Mary Jane pump is chic and fun- we want to wear it with everything from our favorite skinnies to our holiday cocktail dresses.

Nicole Miller perfectly paired biker babe with glamorous chic in her Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Michael Kors showed chic bohemian glamour in grays and browns, with lots of texture and great accessories, in his Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

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Author: erinlindsay

I'm cute and poetic, I create stuff, I am the shiznitt

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