In the first statement setting trend of 2016, there’s a new shade that’s the talk of the town and it’s called Greige, the clever combination of two shades, grey and beige. While both the shades together and separately have always been accompanied the brighter, bolder shades whilst in the background, this is the year when greige steps in the spotlight.

Right from the 80’s, Giorgio Armani established himself as the king of greige with collections centred around the shade. What sets it apart is, it isn’t quite grey or not too beige but instead a warm toned grey. The significant shade made progress within the industry even in the 2000’s and we’re grateful to Mr. Armani for setting the ball rolling. Today, it is being dubbed as the new neutral and as it finds favour in the fashion industry, we’re showing you how to add it into your routine.

greige is the new black

Being a pleasant neutral, greige fabric serves as a great prop for layering an outfit. Toss a greige toned jacket or coat over a blacks and whites for a chic look for cocktails. For a breezy day look at brunch, style your greige clothing with neutral pastel tones in the same colour family for an effortless style. If it’s an sit down dinner you are dressing up for, greige makes a wonderful palette for a flouncy gown, decked with rhinestones and embellishment.

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The easiest way to work greige into your routine is with small measures of the greige colour in your eye makeup and nail polish. It flatters all tones easily and as a neutral, adds panache to any look, whether at the office or at a party.

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greige colour the new black

Add a touch of greige into your footwear, with tones of the trending shade that will be the required neutral to tone down brights and printed styles while elongating your legs.

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Nothing says elegance like a clutch to hold all your belongings while looking glam doing it. Opt for an embellished greige clutch to add sophistication to an evening out on the town.

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