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Grey or Gray? You make the call

gray boxNot everything is black and white. In fact, anything in between the two (especially the weather this time of year!) is something we call the “gray” area. Or is that “grey”?

According to Wikipedia, grey is the standard British spelling and also preferred by Canadians, while Americans lean towards the gray spelling. Accordingly, the American Heritage Dictionary cites grey as a variant of gray. Wikipedia also adds that “some American writers tend to assign wistful, positive connotations to grey, as in “a grey fog hung over the skyline”, whereas gray often carries connotations of drabness, “a gray, gloomy day.”

So apparently, the answer is: either one! Whichever you choose, though, there are a surprising number of delightful shoes in this oft-overlooked shade. Check out some of my picks below:

Seychelles Bachelorette in Grey Leather: A rounded platform wedge with metallic studs. The neutral hue is ideal for pastels, whites, blacks, even blues or purples. The platform keeps the arch from being too dramatic, while the wraparound strap and cutout heel give a unique profile.

Roxy Mulberry in Castle Rock Suede: On the go with dark-washed jeans, off to class in a chic corded skirt, or around the office with classy slacks, this adorable mary jane flat is as versatile as it gets. This shade of suede fits almost any outfit and any season, and it’s super cute and comfy too!

New Balance W 975 in Grey Blue: Of course, sneakers are a must-have in any wardrobe, and this one is so versatile you’ll wonder what you ever did without it! With an Abzorb® molded heel and foot and Stability Web® for support, plus a hint of sky blue for contrast, this energetic trainer will keep you going for hours.

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