FASHION: Storming it on the style front

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By the power of greyscale!

Grey is here to stay as the perfect go to power colour for anytime style. Grey inspires a palette of shades and textures and combines well with both cool and warm tones. Wear it warm with rose gold, bronze or beige, or keep it cool with bright white, blues and mauves.

Forget dull flat tones and off white hint of grey effects, the new greys in fashion include chrome, pewter, slate, charcoal and granite shades. Charles Conrad Watches really show-case in style how versatile grey and silver can be, go for the Charles Conrad Silver-Faced Rose Gold & Grey Leather Watch (£189) and Black & Grey Unisex Watch (£179) at www.charles-conrad.com

Style out your stormy days with the Protected Species Storm Grey Waterproof City Walker Jacket (£175), from www.protected-species.com

Stormy shades can really complete an outfit, the BIJOU BIJOU Pompom Choker Necklace (£13) is a handcrafted brass necklace with a grey pompom, available from www.bijoubijou.com

Jonathan Aston Harmony Grey Over Knee Socks (£14) are ideal for snug accessorising, visit www.asos.com

Charnos Grey Fashion Cotton Cable Tights give a warming twist to a look, available from www.charnoshosiery.co.uk and www.uktights.com

Barry M have launched a new on trend shade for Autumn in their Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint range (£3.99) visit www.barrym.com

Go from one end of the shade spectrum to the other with Leighton Denny’s Light & Dark Hydrating Body Wash (£11) and Shimmering Body Creme (£12.50)  from www.LD-Boutique.com

For home grey is the new beige though in contrast to its predecessor it’s proves far from drab. Grey tones seem to work well with a variety of other colours making grey the perfect base colour or an ideal cool canvas.

Just like an amazing storm dark cloudy grey shades have a strong emotional intensity to bring a room to life, while at same giving a softer secure feeling that promises to bring calm to your surroundings. French Chic paints are so versatile and easy to use they make it feel like you could make anything be what you want it to be.

Try French Chic Furniture Paint 750ml (£16.95), in Stormy to revamp existing furniture or up-cycle furniture and accessories to create something new.  French Chic’s Al Fresco outdoor paints are ideal for a range of outdoor projects from sheds to garden furniture and even for painting front doors! Check out www.frenchicpaint.co.uk

Whatever the weather you’ll be sure not to lose your way with the SASS & BELLE Set of 3 Nordic Star Suitcases (£23), or when not on your travels they are great for added storage at home,  visit www.flamingogifts.co.uk

Breville have the perfect matching Kettle and Toaster combo with their Strata collection in a cool grey shade but promising great hot tea and toast.

Featuring a smooth matt finish for easy cleaning the kettle benefits from having a fast heating element to boil up to eight cups of water, and the toaster has a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning. Priced at £59.99 each with a special 20% discount if you purchase both at the same time, visit www.breville.co.uk

Poole Pottery’s Aura Manhattan Vase (£135) features patterns, colours, shapes and movement that look like it has been inspired by the beauty of a perfect storm, visit www.poolepottery.co.uk

The Pyro Pet Kisa Cat Grey Candle (£25) is as grey as a darkened sky but when burned down reveals the coolest evil kitty.

As the Kisa (Kitty in Icelandic) candle burns down if you look at the shadow on the wall, it’s no longer a kitty but a skeleton’s profile. The cute kitten has gone and left a sharp teethed glinting kitty skeleton, from www.flamingogifts.co.uk

My Billet Doux (my love/sweet note) Cushion (£210) is made with antique or vintage ribbons and a “secret” pocket at the back to keep a pen and notebook (which comes with it).

Each silk cushion is unique and handmade in York with the idea you give it to a loved one and exchange handwritten notes, or keep it on your bed and write your own notes or diary, perfect to snuggle up with while you write secret notes on a stormy day, from www.mybilletdoux.com

 

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