Grey is an incredibly popular colour for men’s suits, blazers, and jackets. It offers a softer alternative to black and dark navy suits - lending a lightness and freshness to your look. The trouble is, many of us struggle to accessorise this mid-tone colour. Do you go pale and soft or add punch with decadent brights?
The good news is a grey jacket is one of the most flexible pieces in your wardrobe and can work with a range of colours and designs - although blue tones are a fail-safe choice. Often making your grey jacket work is about having the confidence to make great style decisions and understanding how to pull together the threads of your wider look. As ever, we're here to help with all your fashion quandaries.
We took three of our favourite ties and looked at how to make them work with a grey jacket.
This luxurious cashmere tie is beautifully designed and will add not only colour but texture to your grey jacket. A simple polka dot design adds interest while remaining clean and elegant. Blue is one of the most effective combinations with grey, both colours allowing the other to shine a little brighter. This tie will work best with simplicity – a beautifully crisp white shirt, silver cufflinks and no tie-pin. A blue silk pocket square will help to complete the look.
This intricately designed cotton tie has shades of navy and grey which will both reflect and contrast the grey of your jacket creating a pleasing effect. Partner this tie with a plain, well pressed pale blue or white shirt and choose silver accessories. A simple silver tie or lapel pin will really make this pop. A pale grey or navy pocket square can also help add accent and depth to this look.
Be daring in an entirely monochrome look with this black and white polka dot knitted tie. Black and white will always sit easily beside grey. This is the perfect tie for your casual weekend style and will pair beautifully with a grey flannel blazer and jeans. Keep this tie unadorned, fastened in a simple four in hand knot and wear it over a relaxed white cotton shirt. Choose any other accessories from a neutral palette to avoid confusing this bold but pared back look.
We all have a grey jacket or suit hanging in our wardrobe and understanding how to make it work for you can help to expand your style range. Whether you choose simple and subtle or a brighter take make sure you consider the details. Your shirt, accessories even shoes can make or break your look.
Ready to start switching up your grey jacket style? We have a huge range of ties, pocket squares and other accessories to bring your jacket to life. Explore our online store today.