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How to Style A Grey Outfit

How to Style A Grey Outfit


It was a cold and rainy Sunday… but actually. I was so worried that my planned photo shoot would be ruined by the sprinkling rain. Scott and I toughed it out, went downtown at 12 noon and went to work! Despite the elements, these pictures came out amazing and the grey tone of the skies and background matchΒ my outfit perfectly.

For this shoot I paired my Down East Basics button down with some high waisted waxy jeans and a faux leather jacket. The entire time while shooting, my body wasn’t cold because my DownEast Basics top kept me incredibly warm. I love how versatile this piece is. Last weekend I wore it horseback riding and today I’m styling it in a photo shoot. I can also use it as “comfy clothes” while chilling at home, or even wear it to work. Needless to say, this piece is a favorite of mine this season!

Grey is a very easy color to style and it always looks incredibly chic. I love how many shades of grey there are (I’m trying SO hard not to make a 50 Shades reference…) and if you notice in my outfit, my top, boots and jacket are all a variety of grey colors. Styling extremely similar shades of colors is so easy because it really brings the look together. You don’t want to look like you blindly spun a color wheel while styling yourself, but you also don’t want to be drowned out in the same color. Ever wonder why grey is so perfect to style? That’s because it looks incredible with white and black – two of the easiest colors to style. With a pair of black pants and a white and black bag, these neutral colors tied the outfit together perfectly.

Tell me in the comments below, do you like to wear grey or does it dampen your style?


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Jacket: BB Dakota (similar here, here, hereΒ – all under $100!), Jeans: Cheap Monday, Top: DownEast Basics, Boots: Boutique 9 (similar here, here), Purse: BCBG (similar here, here) Rings: Gorjana

Thank you DownEast Basics for Sponsoring this post!

  • Roselyn/ 05.12.2016Reply

    I love how you styled the gray! I love wearing gray with black distressed denim or all grey with pops of yellow! xo, Roselyn

    • tayloraube/ 06.12.2016Reply

      Yes! Such a cute idea πŸ™‚

  • 05.12.2016Reply

    love grey … love your top … looks soft and comfy πŸ™‚

    • tayloraube/ 06.12.2016Reply

      It really is comfy!! And it would look great on anyone πŸ™‚

  • Kristine/ 06.12.2016Reply

    I love that jacket. The outfit looks very comfortable and effortless.

    • tayloraube/ 06.12.2016Reply

      You are so sweet! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • Diana/ 06.12.2016Reply

    Love the blouse, the boots, the jacket, your hair. ! You always make your outfits look so easy and put together and beautiful.
    No both of you, get off that ledge, you are scaring me. πŸ™‚

    • tayloraube/ 07.12.2016Reply

      Hahah! Trust me, Scott and I were both a little scared. But we got the shot!

  • Susan Daley/ 06.12.2016Reply

    Great outfit, love the sitting on the wall picture!

    • tayloraube/ 07.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! I’m afraid of heights so it was a little challenging, but I’ll do anything for the shot ahha πŸ˜›

  • Ana/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Gorgeous outfit and photos! πŸ™‚ I love the contrast of your hair in the pictures!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you! My hair is so vibrant right now, so glad I went back to my natural color πŸ™‚

  • Ruthie/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Where do I even begin?! I absolutely love this outfit head to toe! That jacket is a must-have as well as those boots! You styled this outfit to perfection and I’m obsessed with your hair babe!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Ruthie, you’re the best!

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Gray has been one of my favorite colors to wear this year. I love all your neutrals, especially that jacket!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Laura, it really is a great color to style!

  • April/ 07.12.2016Reply

    You definitely know how to style gray! I love every element of your outfit! That jacket is to die for and your red hair really stands out! You look beautiful!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      April you are so sweet, thank you πŸ™‚

  • Nataly/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Grey is my go-to! You styled this look perfectly!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      It’s becoming mine as well. Thank you so much!

  • Courtney Bentley/ 07.12.2016Reply

    This outfit is so beautiful and your pictures are always stunning! I love how casual yet chic this outfit is! Taking some inspo for sure for my next shopping trip

    Courtney Bentley ||

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks Courtney! Every girl needs a reliable button down and leather jacket in her life! Happy shopping πŸ™‚

  • Rosie/ 07.12.2016Reply

    I love how you styled this whole look. Grey is one of my fave colors to work with.

    Life is just Rosie

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      It’s just so easy and versatile. It also looks great with all different colors.

  • Jessica/ 07.12.2016Reply

    I live in different shades of grey! Love how you put this outfit together. It is so edgy!
    xo Jessica

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      I’ve got my eye on a thick grey sweater for the cold winter, can’t wait to wear it!

  • Aly/ 07.12.2016Reply

    WOW- you seriously look amazing! Grey is definitely working for you girlie! XOXO, Aly

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Aly! It was such a fun shoot

  • Nicole Fuentes/ 07.12.2016Reply

    I hear ya girl, It’s been cold and rainy in Austin and as much as I love it photographing sucks! You, on the other hand, look just fab.

    xx, Nicole

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thankfully sunshine is in the forecast this weekend πŸ™‚

  • Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary/ 07.12.2016Reply

    You styled this PERFECTLY! The details are absolutely gorgeous. And um, hello!? YOUR HAIR IS GOALS.

    xo, Amanda |

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks Amanda, I am not great with hair so I styled this one differently, I’m glad you like it πŸ™‚

  • Morgan Klein/ 07.12.2016Reply

    You styled the grey perfectly ! I love your entire outfit !!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      You’re so kind Morgan, thank you πŸ™‚

  • Anna/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Love the monochromatic look and how the greys look against your red hair!! Xo ~Anna

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks Anna! My hair definitely POPS in this pictures haha!

  • Liz/ 07.12.2016Reply

    You look amazing! Grey is my favorite for a monochrome outfit.


    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Liz, monochrome outfits are so easy to mix and match!

  • Nina/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Love this monochromatic look – and I’m obsessed with those boots!

    xx Nina

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Nina, you’re the best!

  • Shannon/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Grey looks phenomenal on you, especially with that hair! I love the shoes, as well. I love how you can dress it up or dress it down & love that you brought the blouse out for horseback riding. Versatility is key. Grey is probably one of my absolute favourite colours to wear – with all the different shades, the options are endless…. not to mention it’s hella chic! πŸ˜‰ x Shannon

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks Shannon! This is such a sweet comment πŸ™‚ I love versatile pieces and DownEast has some of the BEST pieces that will fit many different needs in your life!

  • Lauren/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Gray is always a favorite of mine! I’ve been wearing it constantly lately!

    By Lauren M

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      I bet it looks so fabulous on you!

  • Carina/ 07.12.2016Reply

    Gorgeous pictures, I love grey and it looks awesome on you.


    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Carina, it’s not a color I normally wear but blogging has brought me to try new trends and styles! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica/ 08.12.2016Reply

    Hi Taylor, I love how you styled grey here! Classic and chic outfits for everyday life πŸ™‚

    ~Jessica |

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Sam/ 08.12.2016Reply

    Love the gray tones!This color looks fab on you and I love that leather jacket too!

    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thanks so much! This jacket is def one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  • Ashley/ 08.12.2016Reply

    This outfit is SO cute! I love the shades of grey and adore how you accessorized! You have the prettiest hair, girl!

    xo Ashley

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Ashley! I used my Amika hair straightener to get these curls, stay tuned for a post on what products I used πŸ™‚

  • Amanda Maxwell/ 08.12.2016Reply

    Great look! We are totally hair twins! Ha.

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Yay! I love red heads and strawberry blondes πŸ™‚

  • Teresa/ 08.12.2016Reply

    I love everything about this look! Especially the bag and shoes. So cute!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Teresa you are so sweet, thank you!

  • Steph/ 08.12.2016Reply

    You look stunning! Loving this outfit!

    xO – Steph

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      Thank you so much Steph!

  • Debbie/ 08.12.2016Reply

    You look absolutely stunning!!! I love your hair color so much! I asked my husband if he had any red-hair genes in his family because I wanted red-headed kids! Ha ha! I am loving your look! Grey is a color I would not normally gravitate too! I think with my dark skin tone it would look blah, blah — but on you HONEY – you SHINE!
    xo Debbie |
    P.S. I love Down East!!!

    • tayloraube/ 08.12.2016Reply

      I think it’s because I’m so pale and my hair is so vibrant it looks good on me! It’s funny what colors suit people and what colors dno’t. Thanks so much for your sweet comment πŸ™‚

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay/ 08.12.2016Reply

    So i m completely OBSESSED with the grey leather jacket!! The amount of things it would go SO WELL with is endless ???????? And you sitting on that wall is HOTTTTT ????????????


    • tayloraube/ 09.12.2016Reply

      Not going to lie, my entire butt got soaked and was cold for the rest of the shoot haha, the entire garage was so wet! You can’t really tell in the pictures though! Thanks so much Tiffani.

  • Maggie/ 08.12.2016Reply

    Everything about this is seriously chic!! I love all grey outfits!

    • tayloraube/ 09.12.2016Reply

      Thank you Maggie, you’re the best!

  • Rina/ 09.12.2016Reply

    I have been loving greys lately. They’re so moody and chic!

    xoxo Rina

    • tayloraube/ 09.12.2016Reply

      Agreed! And I know we all have some killer grey pieces in our wardrobes. Time to bust them out!

  • Kristina/ 09.12.2016Reply

    You’re rocking this monochrome look- not to mention your hair adds a gorgeous pop of color!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  • Kait Elizabeth/ 12.12.2016Reply

    Just looking at you sitting on the edge of that building makes me scared. I couldn’t do it! The shot is so amazing though! Loving the monochrome look- and you look beautiful as always love. Hugs, Kait

    • tayloraube/ 12.12.2016Reply

      Trust me, I was scared too! I hate heights haha

  • Nikki/ 22.12.2016Reply

    Such a great look! Love the all grey pieces, but that jacket is my fave!


  • Gracyn/ 17.05.2017Reply

    Perfect shots! Thanks for your post!

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