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Style Guide: All Things “Greige”

By Madison Gillespie

 

Credit: Interior Design Dallas; EMGN; Pinterest

 

If you’ve been keeping up with fashion and beauty blogs, you have likely encountered this trendy color. A simple combination of classic neutral shades, “greige” (as the name implies, gray and beige, often with a hint of dusty mauve or purple) is taking retailers by storm. From clothing to nail polish to lipstick, there are plenty of ways to make this trend your own. Here are some tips for incorporating greige into your everyday look!

 

 

CLOTHES/SHOES/ACCESSORIES

One of the best things about greige is its versatility. As a neutral shade, it can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. Also, because greige can be a bit on the darker side, it lends a bolder sort of element to your outfits without much effort.

Because this is a unique color, try pairing one greige item with clothes either in complementary, lighter colors, or with all-black clothing. Both methods will allow the cool, grayish-plum tones to stand out in the look. Whether you’re heading to work or class or just running errands, you’ll be doing so in style.

 

Here are some sample clothes and accessories for inspiration:

 

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MAKEUP

 

 

 

In addition to looking good in your wardrobe, greige also has a place in your makeup bag. A light dusting of gray or pinkish eyeshadows on your lids will easily accompany any casual look, or provide for simple workplace makeup. Blend in some darker gray or purple shadows for a night out, and add a matching greige lip if you want to be especially daring. The darker lip color is also great for those with a more alternative, edgy, or grunge clothing style.

 

Shop the above products (and more) below:

 

Eyes:

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette, $36

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, $54

Colourpop Yin to my Yang Shadow Set, $22

 

Lips:

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Trap,” $6.50

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Femme,” $6.50

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in “Punked,” $21

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in “Punked Rock,” $24

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in “Huntress,” $7.49

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Shade 806: “Matte-itude,” $5.99

 

 

NAILS

 

 

Perhaps the easiest way to test out the greige trend is by trying it on your nails! Nearly all drugstores and chain retailers offer at least one type of greige nail polish, so purchase one from your favorite brand and see how it looks. This way, you can add a subtle pop of color to your outfits without emptying your wallet on new clothes or makeup. Greige nails are also the perfect way for people who aren’t as into dark lipstick to still wear the color.

 

Want these for your next manicure? Get the above polish here:

 

OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in “Taupe-less Beach,” $10.50

Essie Nail Polish in “Merino Cool,” $9

ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color Polish in “Staycation,” $8.99

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Commander in Chief,” $7.99

 

 

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Featured image is from the Mint Julep Boutique.

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