This "Boring" Coat Is the Key to Looking Elevated This Winter

Is it just me, or is this season being dominated by grey coats? Between the sell-out COS style that every influencer managed to bag (meanwhile, I spent hours refreshing my browser to no avail) and the slew of cosy, slate-coloured robe coats that Londoners and Parisiennes are wearing, grey coats are where it's at this winter.

My favourite trends are often so simple it's surprising that they haven't been a thing all along, and the grey coat certainly falls into that category. Although they make a classic addition to any coat collection, grey tones are often overlooked, particularly when you compare them to black, cream and camel. I looked through my wardrobe to see if I already owned a grey coat that I'd forgotten about (I live in Scotland, where it's always cold, so I basically collect outerwear), and I was shocked to find that I didn't have one.

So, I decided to go on a search for the perfect grey coat. In the process, I came across the best grey coats for every budget and aesthetic, including warming robe coats and sharply tailored styles that'll give any outfit serious polish. Scroll on to see my edit of the sleekest, most timeless and best grey coats around.

How Influencers Are Wearing Grey Coats This Winter


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A grey coat looks all the more classic when worn with black winter accessories. 


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Shorter coat styles are cropping up, too. This Totême iteration is high on my wish list. 


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Take the tonal approach by styling your coat with grey separates underneath. 


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Lighter grey hues will soften any dark outfit you choose to wear them with. 


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See what I mean about grey on grey? So chic. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.