Monday, January 31, 2011

Grey Area

Monday. To say I wasn't feeling my most enthused when the alarm started screeching this morning would be an understatement. You know those morning where you look in the mirror and realise that no amount of concealer is going to eradicate the bags, your hair really isn't going to behave itself and you just know your mascara is going to end up smeared all over your contact lens? Yeah, it was one of those mornings.

So how glad was I that I didn't have to face my wardrobe?! Organised little me had foreseen the above issues and tried to alleviate the pain in some way by laying out some clothes the night before.

Now, I wear a lot of black, I also wear a lot of grey. I frequently wear grey and black together. I think they look quite nice together so this ensemble was a bit of a no brainer for me...

Martha Jeans, Topshop
Grey Sweatshirt, £9.99 H&M
Scarf, Malaga

So I was a little taken aback when someone in my class this morning thought it was ok to say that grey and black really don't go together. Now first up, I often see this girl around campus and wonder if she got dressed in the dark, but each to their own and if she wants to wear Rainbow striped wrist warmers with a fluorescent yellow vest top, that's her shout. I would never dream of telling her I thought they looked awful together though.

Secondly, I think grey and black are very complementary. I like grey because it's not as harsh as white, tend to be more versatile with the colours I wear most, and has the added benefit of being able to be washed with either the pale or the dark load depending on which has more space.

All in all I was a bit miffed. I think it's really rude to tell someone you think they're clothes don't go together or that that they don't look that good. Maybe between close friends, but even then, there are lines! I also draw the line at being told which colours do and do not go when the person doing the telling is wearing a green and white striped t-shirt with a pink and black tie-dye hoodie.

So I'm putting it to you guys. Grey and black- good, bad, really bloody awful? Let's hear it!


Alex said...

Well I adore grey and black together! I am not known for hating colour combos anyway (all that blue/red and green should never be seen thing is just RUBBISH) but I would think grey and black is one of the least controversial pairings so I'm a bit baffled as to why she said that to you!

Anyway, the outfit is lovely and you look really pretty, not a hint of eye bags or crazy hair.

pearlslaceandruffles said...

I love black and grey together! If I think something looks nice i'll wear it, I don't care what other people think anymore. xoxo

V. said...

I like grey, it's chic like black or off white, but more eccentric!
I follow your nice blog, hope u can follow me back!
thanks, v

Comewhinewithme said...

Thank you so much for following! I really like your blog! This post is just great. My morning was horrible today (not so much yesterday) and what you explain is the exact feeling I had! ha ha not the only morning where this has been the case but you get me... Also, I think that girl making a comment about your clothes is jelaous or something. Black and grey is great together!

Hannah said...

Grey and black definitely go together and this outfit illustrates that fact so take no notice of that clearly blind girl!!! I love grey, I think it goes with most colours and can really work in both casual and smart settings. Keep rocking the grey and black, it's a winning colour combination for ever

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