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

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A-Z autumn winter trends

Back in March we brought you a very handy four-part guide to spring summer trends. So, we’re back now with another very hand four-part guide, this time our A-Z autumn winter trends. Fashion is great, but a bit confusing, and we don’t want to be wearing the wrong thing do we? So, here’s the first part of our handy A-Z autumn winter trends guide, covering A-G. We’ll be back tomorrow with H-M and the last two parts in two weeks time.

A is for Aspen Chic

Think high class ski resort, without the skis. And not in Aspen but anywhere you want. And not in mountains, but on your high street, down the pub, wherever really. Think Fairisle knits, textured fabrics, pom pom hats, plaids, cosy cardigans, you get the idea.

A-Z autumn winter trends AClockwise, from top left: Hooded cardigan, £27.99, New Look, pom pom fairisle hat, £12, JOY, textured skirt, £29.99, H&M, plaid brushed sweater, £45, JOY

B is for Blood Red

Yep, bright, bold, blood red is going to be a big trend this autumn winter. So, it has pride of place in our A-Z autumn winter trends countdown at B, with another B – boots.

A-Z autumn winter trends BThese marvellous boots from H&M (£99.99) are an online exclusive coming soon. Snap them up!

C is for Capes

This really is the season of cover-ups, coats and capes. Anything big, bold, striking and warm. It’s proper autumn winter dressing.

A-Z autumn winter trends Cl-r: Cape, £44.99, New Look, textured cape, £69.99, H&M

D is for Dietrich Days

Think the heady days of Hollywood, from the end of the 20s in to the 1930s – slinky gowns, sultry looks, beading, embellishment, sequins. Glamour, glamour, glamour, but in a sophisticated Marlene way.

A-Z autumn winter trends D

l-r: Lace gown, £119.99, New Look, Sequinned gown, £180, Debut @ Debenhams

E is for Embellishment

Embellishment. A perennial fashion favourite, and this season it’s everywhere to has to be E in our A-Z autumn winter trends run down. Embellishment can be jewels, embroidery, beads, feathers – anything. Looks fabulous on a slinky LBD

A-Z autumn winter trends E

Dress, £39.99, New Look

F is for Folklore and Fairytales

Probably one of our favourite trends, hard o describe, and not quite hitting the stores yet. This one can be interpreted in many ways – winter florals, folky boots, blanket style cover ups, or animal prints on clothes, lots of owl prints, hooded capes, swishing long dresses. We love it!

a-Z autumn winter trends FClockwise, from top left: Blanket cape, £24.99, winter floral dress, £19.99, both New Look, boots, £59.99, H&M

G is for Grey

We’ve covered this one already – gorgeous grey. Light, dark, charcoal – almost 50 shades of grey (sorry!). Looks fantastic in the evening with silver, works brilliantly for the office, and benefits form a contrasting colourful piece.

A-Z autumn winter trends GTrousers, £89, French Connection