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Want to slip into a gray pair of sneakers for a spring carnival? Or do you dare to wear a pair of comfy gray lace-ups for a walk in the park with the one you love? Yes, you can! To make your gray footwear pop, however, combine them with a variety of colored shirts. Whether you are rocking a plain white T-shirt in the summer or a tight navy blue turtleneck in the fall, you can pep up your gray shoes with vibrantly colored tops year-round.
A black T-shirt or rayon short-sleeved blouse complements every complexion and gives your gray shoes a polished feel. Pair your black top with your best pair of dark-colored denim to upgrade your sneakers from basic to beautiful. Accessorize your black- and gray-colored combo with an armful of silver bangles and a bright red lipstick for a casual first date.
A crisp white button-down shirt is a versatile top that can be worn with jeans, skirts and leggings -- and never goes out of style. To dress up your gray shoes, layer a black blazer and strands of pearl necklaces over your white blouse. For understated chic, wear your shirt untucked with a pencil skirt or a pair of polished black pants. Complete the look with a gray suede handbag and silver stud earrings.
Bring out the richness of your dark-gray sneakers by pairing them with a red jacket. When worn with charcoal gray jeggings and a light-gray shirt you’ve created a chic and simple outfit appropriate for running errands or an impromptu lunch with your girlfriends. Layer three or four gold pendants over your red top to add a little gloss to your look. To kick your gray and red up a notch, wear an embossed gray leather bag for a sophisticated and chic look.
Pastels & Brights
Pair a pink, lavender, royal blue or yellow rayon cardigan over a simple gray sheath for an unexpected pop of color. Slip into your gray sneakers for running around the neighborhood flea market or for catching an evening summer movie with your family. To complement your brightly colored sweater and gray shoe combo, wear a gray handbag and silver hoop earring for a pretty and polished summer ensemble.