Playing With Pink, Gray & Black


IMG_5893IMG_5887IMG_5889IMG_5888IMG_5891The Look:

Top:  Banana Republic Striped Boxy Top; Banana Republic Double-Breasted Long Vest

Bottom:  Banana Republic Faux-Leather Trim Drapery Pant

Shoes:  Halogen ‘Martine’ Studded T-Strap Pump

Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair

Sunglasses:  Kate Spade Gala Sleek Wayfarer

Although it may not feel like it where you are weather wise, the first day of fall is officially here, and for me, that means trying a few different color pallets, and transitioning to more layered looks in preparation for what I am hoping will be cooler temperatures.  In today’s post, I’m playing with three colors I love, pink, gray, and black all in one outfit.  Since the color gray seems to always be a fall favorite, and a nice alternative neutral to black, I thought I would try the soft combination of pink and gray, with a touch of black for a recent meeting.

I really like the combination of pink and gray.  The colors are soft, and they give any look a classic feel.  For this outfit, I paired this BR striped boxy top, with my pink BR double breasted long vest.  I love both of these pieces because they are so timeless, and can be worn with a variety of other items in my wardrobe.  I added the BR faux leather trim drapery pant, and finished the outfit with my pink Halogen studded T-strap pumps, my Rebecca Minkoff mini quilted affair bag, and wore my Kate Spade gala sleek wayfarer sunglasses as needed.  The thing I love most about the pieces in this look, is that each piece is so very versatile.  The top can be worn with a skirt or pants, the vest can be worn with jeans, a dress or skirt, and it can even be worn without a top underneath depending on the weather.  The pants work well with any top, blazer or sweater, and the shoes and bag can be worn dressy or casual, and will maintain their fashion appeal for quite some time.

To me, there are so many colors that work equally well with gray, so in today’s “Style Guide”, I’m sharing a few gray color combinations you may want to try.

Style Guide:  Gray Color Combinations To Try

Try Gray With Dark Green – Pairing gray with dark green will give your look an air of sophistication.

Pair Gray With A Pop Of Color – Pairing gray and white with a pop of color like lime green or yellow will add a little edge to your look.

Wear Gray With Burgundy – Burgundy is one of this season’s hottest colors, so pairing it with gray will give your look a rich and very fashion forward feel.

Give Gray On Gray A Try – Pairing various shades of gray in one outfit for a monochromatic look adds a sophisticated and chic feel.

I hope the gray color combination suggestions in today’s “Style Guide”, will inspire you to try different looks with gray this fall.

You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Look”, or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here.  Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Shannon
    September 23, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Another great post! I love pink with gray too! I need this vest!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 24, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you so much Shannon for your comment! I’m really glad you like the post. I absolutely love this vest too! Don’t be surprised if it makes another appearance on the blog again soon, styled differently. I really appreciate you visiting my blog, and I hope you visit again!

  2. Betsy
    September 24, 2015 / 12:05 am

    Just came across your blog from another blog, and I just love it! These colors are great together, and you are so lovely. I’m Excited about following your blog!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 24, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      Betsy, thank you so much for your very kind comment and for visiting my blog! I’m so excited you are following Lulu With Grace. Be sure to visit the home page to subscribe to Lulu With Grace to receive new posts, and my newsletter directly to your e-mail. Also, be sure to click the social media icons on the home page, and follow Lulu With Grace on social media. Thanks again for visiting my blog!

  3. Arielle
    September 24, 2015 / 12:49 am

    Hi, I love your blog!! Your style is classic and stylish. I really like how you put these colors together, and the vest seems perfect for all year round! Thanks for this great post!!

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 24, 2015 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment Arielle! I truly appreciate you visiting my blog, and I am so happy you enjoyed the post. The vest is perfect to wear year round, and you can style it with jeans, a dress or a skirt. I hope you come back to visit Lulu With Grace again soon!

  4. Elle
    September 24, 2015 / 1:25 am

    Just saw your post on IG!! Your blog is awesome, and I love your outfit! I am a big BR shopper, and I will have to check your entire outfit out.

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 24, 2015 / 2:25 pm

      Elle, thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog! I love BR too, and I hope you find the items you like. Be sure to follow me on IG and come back to visit Lulu With Grace again soon!

    September 24, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    As always, great adventurous style! I love your use of different colors, patterns and pieces to make it different.

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 28, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Jackie’O, thank you for comment and for visiting my blog! I really appreciate your kind comment, and I hope you visit Lulu With Grace again soon!

  6. Cassie
    September 25, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Loving this color pallet for fall! Thank you for the tips on more gray color combinations too! I love your style. And will definitely try your suggestions. XO

    • Lulu With Grace
      September 28, 2015 / 6:48 pm

      Cassie, thank you very much for your comment! I’m happy you liked the color combination suggestions, and I truly appreciate you visiting my blog! Hope you visit again soon!

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