Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Grey denim is not at all boring

grey denim
Craft Nervous breakdown Skinny grey jeans - My Wardrobe
Long line purple satin shirt - Dorothy Perkins
Cream and green check tunic - John Rocha at Debenhams
Peach Snake Skin hand bag - Fiorelli - Dorothy Perkins
Blue Ruffle Top - New Look
Floral Top - New Look
Yellow Blouse - Marks and Spencers
Draped Top - Butterfly by Mathew Williamson Debenhams
Grey and purple dip dye top, Young Fabulous and Broke - My Wardrobe

Grey is going to be all over the shops this autumn and winter, so I have decided to invest in some grey jeans. Some might think that grey jeans combined with black or other dark colours is a bit of a grungy look and a teensy weensy bit boring but they also work well with lots of other colours including peach, purple, blue, white and yellow. I would class grey denim as a wardrobe staple and almost as versatile as my trusty blue jeans.
If you are looking for a more eye catching look than just plain grey, why not try bleaching an old pair of black jeans that have started to fade. There are all sorts of effects that you can achieve from marbled to an almost tie dye or spattered. Use neat bleach for the design, leave for about 2 or 3 minutes and then soak in diluted bleach for about 10 minutes before rinsing well. The longer you leave the jeans in bleach the lighter grey they will be.
bleached grey denim

I scrunched the jeans loosely and tied with string before rolling in neat bleach to give the patchy effect.I kept my jeans a dark grey colour by not soaking in bleach for too long to give maximum contrast with the bleached patches. These bleached grey jeans will also look great with all of the colours mentioned above especially peach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is such a great idea =] I think I might just do that when I have a free moment