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Seasonal Trends

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: The Grey Suit

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Giorgio Armani, Stella McCartney, Derek Lam


Oh how I love this trend. I recently found out from Rose Theodora, Real Life Style’s Color Astrologist, that grey is my “transition” color. All I know is that when I walk into my kids’ all grey playroom, I breathe so much more deeply than in my green living room. Who feels more relaxed in the playroom than the living room? That is how strongly I love a monochromatic grey look. Maybe I can lay on my grey couch, surrounded by grey carpet, grey painted walls and ceiling, in an all-grey outfit, and get a few minutes to myself because no one will be able to find me in the sea of grey?  Almost forgot! The most important accessory for this look is a bright red or pink lip, so I guess I won’t be able to disappear after all.

Happy Shopping!

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Our literal take on the trend features our favorite grey suit from Theory. Keeping the look monochromatic will net you a super chic look that will put you next in line for a promotion.

Theory Custom Gabe Wool-Blend Blazer, $425

Theory Testra Stretch-Wool Straight-Leg Pants, $265

Splendid Supima Cotton and Micro Modal Tank, $60

Manolo Blahnik Suede BB, $595

Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Tote, $3,950

Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Jagged Cluster Drop Earrings, $125

Larsson & Jennings CM Silver-Plated Watch, $380




You’re probably not going to wear your traditional suit on the weekend. Instead, swap out the jacket for a vest and the pumps for sneakers! Be sure to play with texture when rocking the monochromatic look. Suede, shearling, wool and felt are your friends!

Tibi Bubble Knitted Turtleneck Sweater, $395

Topshop Longline Pocket Blazer, $80

H&M Woven Stretch Suit Pants, $25

Nike Blazer Perforated Suede High-Top Sneakers, $100

Banana Republic Shearling Clutch, $128

Eugenia Kim Farrah Chain Embellished Rabbit-Felt Hat, $390

Eddie Borgo Frond Silver-Plated Earrings, $150




A grey suit can even be taken into the night in the form of a grey jumpsuit. Add fabulous jewelry and a faux fur jacket and this outfit will have you turning heads.

Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garcons Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $621

Topshop Shaggy Cropped Coat, $150

Jimmy Choo Myth Suede Ankle Boots, $975

3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Mini Messenger Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag, $825

Ippolita Lollipop 18 Karat Gold, Topaz and Labradorite Earrings, $1,295

Melissa Joy Manning 14 Karat Gold Labradorite Necklace, $550

Melissa Joy Manning 14 Karat Gold Labradorite Ring, $700



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and New York areas.

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