Which Hard Working Colour is a Great Foundation for a Capsule Wardrobe?

What’s the one colour that works in your wardrobe from laid back leisure outfits to formal office or evening glamour? The answer is grey. From a casual sweatshirt or joggers to a luxurious cashmere coat. And we can all wear a version of grey (if you want to know which is your grey check out the online colour dossier service). Charcoal is one of those universal colours that suit everyone, silver grey looks wonderful with grey hair and a softer smoke is good for softer colouring.

As a neutral, grey is great on its own but works with so many other colour combinations. Silver and red for the coming party season, or a charcoal jacket and claret dress for the office. And grey shoes and bags will work for both warmer and cooler months. So have I persuaded you to add some grey to your wardrobe? Here are a few grey options to tempt you.

First some casual pieces:

How to wear grey

And some smarter options:

How to wear grey

And how to wear grey – first a mix of shades of grey for a casual at home look, grey mixed with an accent of pink for the weekend, grey used as the accent colour with orchid for the office and one shade of grey for evening glamour.

How to wear grey


So will you be adding some grey to your wardrobe? It’s a great neutral for a foundation of a capsule wardrobe.

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