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Gray is the New Black

There was a time in my 20's that I only wore black, sorta like Johnny Cash, but as I got older I learned to appreciate a more color infused wardrobe. I still have the staple black turtleneck and trousers but I also own items in chartreuse, salmon and fuchsia. When I shop for fabric I am definitely drawn to bold colors but I realize that many women also look for more neutral tones when they are purchasing a handbag. So I make sure my studio is stocked with a little of both.
In my recent search on the internet for the latest fall color trends I found a lot of gray tones. According to an article I read, the key to refreshing your fall palette is pairing brighter colors with today's neutrals. I had some gray pinwale corduroy in stock so I decided to create a purse using this fabric. In the meantime I got a request for a custom order messenger bag in this fabric as well. I think the Wayfarer Purse posted above would look great with a vibrant fuchsia colored jacket or perhaps one in citron. Of course a classic black coat would be a perfect match as well!

Comments

Anya said…
I love the color grey :)))
Black is so dark ... LOL
Have a nice weekend :)
Sandrine said…
I think grey is a great choice because it goes with lots of other colour yet it is not black...
Loddelina said…
Lovely purse! I used to love gray as well, that nice warm shade that goes so well with beige and dark blue.
I love the idea of pairing this purse with fuchsia, a perfect combination!
Leslie said…
This looks great in grey. I too have always leaned towards a wardrobe heavy on black. But with each year I appreciate infusing it with rich colors that make me happy. Nice post, keep these great bags coming!
StaroftheEast said…
I was the same, only black and grey, luckely I now wear some color too :) Gorgeous bag!

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