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Grey shoes offer a modern and professional alternative to boring black, neutral navy and bland brown. Grey looks fresher than these classic colors, while still pairing with a wide array of colors already in your wardrobe. Grey shoes can be classic leather or suede, dressier patent leather or even a rich silver or pewter-toned metallic. As with other neutral tones, tie the shoe color to the rest of your outfit so you'll look pulled together and pretty.
Grey at the Office
At the office, grey shoes pair well with conservative tones like black, navy, charcoal and burgundy. In a more casual workplace, grey shoes will also work with many prints and bolder hues, including a rich teal, cherry red or royal purple. Choose a solid grey leather for a staid and serious workplace. Opt for a classic pump or flat, depending upon your lifestyle and usual workwear. If you work in a more relaxed environment, experiment with grey heels or wedges with fun details, grey boots or booties, or shoes in a metallic shade of grey.
Nights in Grey
Grey shoes can go formal in patent leather or metallics. Choose a high-high heel in a peep-toe or strappy sandal for a sexy style or go with a comfortable ballet flat if you want to dance the night away in comfort. Pair grey formal shoes with obvious choices like a grey or silver cocktail dress or gown, as well as strong colors. Grey pairs equally well with pastels and bright colors, from palest lemon yellow to bold lime green. A silver or metallic pewter shoe can go with nearly anything you'd wear out in the evening, from your little black dress to that amazing red mini you couldn't resist.
Casual Grey Days
Cute and casual grey shoes, from practical canvas to everyday heels, work with jeans, casual pants and skirts. Pair grey everyday shoes with navy blue pants or match light grey with summer whites. Playful grey shoes with whimsical bows or other details can add interest to a basic printed skirt and sweater combo. Choose a summer style for warm weather or pair your winter skirts with heavier, chunkier heels or booties. Wear grey with your favorite neutrals or warm fall and winter hues, from mustard yellow to deep russet.
Tie It All Together
Tie your look together by adding shades of grey to other parts of your outfit. If you're embracing silvering locks, you've already got a touch of grey. A grey belt or bag can pull a professional look together. You can also pick up the grey tones in your shoes in silver, platinum or white gold jewelry. Skip the heavy black opaque tights with grey shoes. Go with grey opaque tighst for casual wear or a relaxed workplace or have fun with colored or printed hosiery. Sheer grey hose will match your grey practical pumps to keep them office-appropriate.