50 Shades of Grey Style

Oh, yes, that book is finally released as a film this weekend. Might be a bit awkward in the cinema with your loved one, what with the subject matter and all, but 50 Shades of Grey is coming, in full technicolour, big screen glory, this weekend. So, we’re using that as a very tenuous link to have a look at 50 Shades of Grey Style.

And by that we don’t mean bondage gear and lingerie. (We’ll explore lingerie tomorrow!). No, we mean 50 Shades of Grey style as in, actual shades of grey. Grey is a much underrated colour. Technically, it’s a shade, not a colour, but you know what we mean.

Grey is a great alternative to black or navy for the office, and although it has a bit of a reputation as being, well, a little bit boring, it really doesn’t have to be. Sharp, tailored grey trousers, with a quirky patterned shirt, in different shades of grey works brilliantly. Crop top, high waisted pencil skirt, and a soft cardigan in grey tones looks smart.

50 shades of grey style oneClockwise, from top left: Patterned shirt, £35, White Stuff, grey cardigan, £35, JOY, grey bag, £15, BHS, linen trousers, £39.95, GAP, grey brogues, £55, Schuh, grey pencil skirt, £25, JOY, crop top, £4.99, New Look

Grey looks great in dresses too – plain grey body con or wrap styles, with killer heels in grey shades, or a grey pattern all work brilliantly in grey. Accessorise with silver for evenings.

50 shades of grey style threeClockwise, from top left: Roll neck bodycon dress, £14.99, New Look, patterned dress, £65, French Connection, wrap dress, £14.99, H&M, grey bag, £74.95, GAP, leather sandals, £59.99, New Look, grey suede heels, £55, Schuh

Summer greys? Why not? Simple grey shorts or jeans look crisp and smart. Grey trainers? Why not. Grey bikini? We reckon Anastasia would love it! And we adore French Connection’s F-Birds t-shirt!

50 shades of grey style twoClockwise, from top left: New Balance 996 trainers, £65, Schuh, grey inset patch 1969 jeans, £44.95, GAP, grey bikini top, £12.99, bottoms, £7.99, H&M, F Birds T-shirt, £25, French Connection, grey stripe shorts, £35, White Stuff

Shades of grey  – from deep, dark charcoal, like H&M’s fringed suede-like jacket, to palest greys, like French Connection’s suit, work for any occasion. Bring a bit more grey into your life this weekend with some 50 Shades of Grey style!

50 shades of grey style fourClockwise, from top left: Grey platforms, £39.99, charcoal fringed suede jacket, £29.99, both H&M, pale grey jacket, £140, trousers, £85, French Connection, perspex heel shoes, £tbc, Debenhams, grey trench, £32.99, New Look, grey over knee socks, £3.99, grey pencil skirt, £14.99, both H&M

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

Grey Day Weekly Wishlist

We all love fashion, and we all love a wishlist – so here’s a weekly wishlist with a few of our favourite fashion picks. We’ll be doing this for the next few weeks, so make sure you pop in each week if you want to see what’s on our autumnal weekly wishlist.

It’s a grey day today with our weekly wishlist – but it’s bang on trend! Grey is going to be a really strong colour this autumn winter. Seems a little odd for such a, well, let’s face it, boring colour.

Grey isn’t actually a colour, just a shade, but when fashion says wear it, we wear it. So, we’ve had a look around and found 10 perfect grey day pieces for this week’s wishlist.

Gorgeous grey looks even better when it’s fluffy and warm in the form of a fake fur coat! (£64.99, New Look). Adding a beautiful bird pattern to a grey sweatshirt brightens up any grey day (£6.99, H&M). Simple grey trousers with a check pattern are perfect for the office – add a bold contrasting coloured top to liven them up (£14, BHS)

grey day weekly wishlist 2Call It Spring @ Debenhams has the most beautiful pale grey court shoes for autumn winter (£42), and we are already coveting this brilliant grey hat from H&M (£12.99)

JOY’s Prince of Wales check kick pleat skirt is probably our favourite grey day piece of the season so far. We must have it! (£55). Team with with a grey blazer (£24.99, H&M) and a white shirt for a lovely simple look.

Weekly Wishlist grey day 1These snuggly grey cable socks from GAP (£4) had us dreaming of cosy autumnal nights on the sofa. The grey bow fascinator from Claire’s (£10, was £20) is a fun fashion piece, and H&M’s stylish, simple, classic grey bag (£29.99) is definitely going to be on my weekly wishlist this week!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction