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It has finally arrived! This ravishing, steamy female flick has hit the silver screens. 50 Shades of grey was the most awaited premiere of the year with allegedly 80 per cent of tickets bought by women; a large market of potential fashion patronage. Unlike The Devil Wears Prada, it is far from defining of what’s in vogue. Nevertheless, the colour GREY marks a certain edge this season.

Grey is one of my favourite colours for work-wear as well as an off-duty look. Can you be inspired? Let’s give it a go; it can be the hottest cool shade yet!

Not only is it neutral enough to suit any shape, ethnicity or season, it is also elegant enough to be the core of your capsule wardrobe. If you are bored with black, go for unfussy grey pieces. Make it the key colour block of your everyday attire.

Personally speaking, the misconception of grey being a dull, non-descript colour should hopefully be put to bed. Interestingly, the grey palette is rather broad including more than 50 shades of grey. Therefore, with a mélange of charcoal, slate and silver, pick your suitable shade and hit the town.

“It is quite easy to create your office wear collection by mixing grey pieces into your business wardrobe”

A chic jacket, sleek skirt and a pretty scarf can be gorgeous together or mixed with your favourite everyday pieces. Pretty much any colour blends nicely with the neutral shades of grey. From bold pantone hues to soft pastels and nudes – a forceful combination that works wonders for an easy, daytime look.

Here are three key looks to inspire your #OOTD:

1: A grey skirt suit lends modern sensibility to a classic style. A pencil skirt naturally cuts a dash. Not too tight and at least knee-length, it will be adding a shape-defining appeal to a flattering body silhouette. Temping as it may be for the lucky long legged amazons, swerve the mini in the office.

2: If you prefer a more masculine look, the trouser suit offers an effortlessly polished alternative. Opt for sleek straight-leg pants that make the perfect building piece for a slick, professional look. A fitted jacket creates a sophisticated office style statement.

3: Consider adding a couple of grey dresses to your fashion artillery. I am particularly fond off long sleeve pencil dresses as not only are they comfy and figure- sculpting, but also a fantastic canvas for accessories. A ‘smoky’ style for work that amplifies your everyday wardrobe. Complete with ankle-strap heels to put your own spin on a simple, fine cut frock.


Wearing a good makeup is as important as the outfit. A grey eye-shadow palette gives you enough ammunition to create a polished look to hit your 9 A.M. status meeting but also fuss-free, refined day to night professional finish.

Having mentioned silver, this shade is only appropriate in moderation.

It works great on tech accessories, ipad and phone cases and jewelry but not as a staple . Sadly, the office isn’t a dance-floor. Style wise, it may be wise to take an inspiration from Miranda Priestly, rather than Studio 54.

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