50 Shades of Grey – Fashion vs. Home

To wrap up the month and this series of 50 Shades of Grey, I thought we could return to a little feature called Fashion vs. Home.

You may recall me starting this with “Blue”berry Month. This feature focuses on comparing fashion with home interiors to show some of the styling similarities between the two. Specifically for my friend Sarah but also for anyone else interested in the fact that great styling andย  design can translate to all areas of your life.

Besides the obvious connection of shades of grey these fashion vs home photos are similar in that each look is layered and utilizes several shades of grey. There is also an element of different textures being used in each of the photos. In dressing yourself or dressing a room it is important to mix and vary textures especially when working with a monochromatic theme. It’s the change in the texture that actually provides the visual interest.

In this first group the looks are more casual and relaxed yet chic.

While the second group of looks are far more elegant with that touch of sophisticated and chic.

I love that grey, both in fashion and home interiors is a chic choice no matter if it is relaxed or sophisticated. How nice are the shades of grey with accents of black, silver and the sparkle of crystal. Notice in two of the interior photos there is a little pop of colour, the orange flowers in one and the yellow flowers and basket in the other. Using this neutral backdrop to highlight a pop of colour keeps everything looking fresh and allows your eye to take in the colour without being overwhelmed by it. The same thing applies to dressing yourself.

A little pop of colour with an all grey outfit is a lovely surprise and adds a level of interest. Think statement necklace, scarf around the neck or even a bright pair of heels for a fresh but chic choice.

Thanks for letting me indulge in fabulous 50 Shades of Grey. Have any of you used grey in your home interior? If so, are you a black, white and grey person or do you like your grey to have a pop of colour?


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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