Those who claim that the combination of grey and black is somber (or worse, boring) have obviously never seen the outfits of the most stylish celebs in action. Though eye-catching red and shimmering metallics took center stage on the streets of New York, London, Milan, and Paris this fall, there are certain tones that have the timeless qualities of everlasting style. Case in point, when gray and black are mixed properly, they have an impossibly chic effect. Celebrities, above all, have mastered this restrained color palette, providing us with ample style inspiration. If there's one item that’s essential, it's a long gray coat to throw on over anything.
Go on to see the timeless gray-and-black outfits that aren't to be underestimated.
WHO: Victoria Beckham
Obviously, the British multihyphenate style icon made a relaxed grey suit impeccably stylish.
WHO: Gisele Bündchen
Whoever said grey and black were a boring combination obviously never witnessed Gisele's ultra-cool take on it.
WHO: Chrissy Teigen
The addition of a grey duster makes an otherwise head-to-toe black outfit look so chic.
WHO: Selena Gomez
Selena grounded an all-grey outfit with classic black pumps.
WHO: Olivia Culpo
Celebrities all know the power of a long gray overcoat, and Olivia Culpo's polished trouser look proves the point further.
WHO: Jessica Alba
Speaking of the power of a gray overcoat, Jessica Alba's track pants and sneakers are instantly elevated by this dark iteration.
WHO: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Swap out your typical white tee for a light-gray one with black jeans and boots.
WHO: Alessandra Ambrosio
Plaid and checkered prints were everywhere this fall. On a longline coat or duster, the print is at its best.
WHO: Miroslava Duma
Bright whites freshen up those darker greys and blacks. Fashion girls always have a crisp white T-shirt on hand, and this season especially, we've been loving white ankle boots.
WHO: Sonia Lyson
Brighten up your dark neutrals (and stay super cozy) by adding a pop of color through a thick knit scarf.
The go-to winter combination you should have on lock: a gray coat and black jeans.
A longline blazer-style vest looks impossibly chic layered over a black sweater and makes for a streamlined silhouette.
Pinstripe pants are the answer when plain black begins to feel dull.