Outfit inspiration: grey days


grey outfit inspiration / grey coats / Natasha Poly in Harper's Bazaar US September 2014 (photography: Daniel Jackson, styling: Clare Richardson) / via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
As much as I love the sun, I truly enjoy those moody grey days, the softness and nostalgia they often bring. There were times when I even loved walking in the rain. I still do, but now most of my walks include a dog who needs a blow-dry as soon as we get home, which is a bit of a mood-killer. 

Every shade of grey | Colour swatches | Grey paint paletteSo instead of getting drenched, I turn to fashions that remind me of the element and, should I still get caught, can actually provide enough protection and comfort. 

This look began with a pair of grey ankle boots I saw on Jones Bootmaker website the other day - the scrumptious suede surface, perfectly shaped almond toe and classic shape just said "Wear me now!" 

And I did imagine taking them for a stroll... Just wandering down those autumn streets. Grey day. Grey booties. Me feeling blissfully happy in grey booties. Then it struck me that most of the time I only paired this style with either jeans and jacket or trench or, at a push, a skirt and sweater, but never actually thought of a dress - silly, I know, but that's the style rut for you (or me). So I decided to create an imaginary outfit that I'd love to wear - for once, no denim in sight, but all about a dress instead. Off I went browsing, as usual... 

Then I saw the dress. It made me think of the brown leaves floating on a glass surface of a lake covered with sharp reflections of bare tree branches. A fashion in watercolours! It was such a perfect match for the boots. I picked a coat to play with the lighter greys of the dress, a hat to compliment the boots and a pair of sparkling earrings covered in tiny blue stones, just like the strokes in the print of the fabric. Although I aimed to find everything on the high street or sales, I absolutely failed when it came to the bag - but wouldn't you agree that Chloe's Clare finished the look so beautifully?! 

As soon as I saw the final version I knew I was in love... Now I am trying hard to stop myself from buying the entire look. What about you? 

Outfit inspiration | Grey colour trend | Grey coat
Where to buy: Grey fedora hat, Warehouse | Dress, Halston Heritage | Ankle boots (also in black), Jones Bootmaker | Earrings, Kevia | Coat, Mango | Shoulder bag, Chloe

Photo source: Natasha Poly in Harper's Bazaar US September 2014 (photography: Daniel Jackson, styling: Clare Richardson), via pinterest


  1. Such a perfect ensemble for still being fashionable on a rainy day. The artful dress is my favourite along with the coat! :)
    Tech, Style, and Prep

  2. Im into a "grey mood" too at the mo and Im really drooling over the whole look! I need that coat, have to go to Mango soon, I see there are also the sales there. The bag is flawless! Have a wonderful weekend dear Natalia, kisses! xo

  3. i'm in the mood for some grey booties!!

  4. Grey is my favorite neutral color! Shh don't tell black ;p

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. So I'm not the only one who loves such grey days! I love the outfit you created, too, it's elegant and so chic. Enjoy your weekend <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena


  6. Oh Natalia, now I'm trying to stop myself from buying the whole look, too! You know my deep love of gray shades... and they only get better the more you wear of them.

  7. Oh yes, dear Natalia...I would wear this entire look just exactly as you laid it out!! I'll often do dresses with booties - I think it adds a wonderful element of edge to the outfit - and I absolutely NEED a pair of "spike" earrings like these!! P.S. I do think it's all waaay too pretty to get wet in the rain, though!! ;)


  8. That dress is spectacular and I love that handbag.