10 Grey-Coat Outfits That Are Making Us Feel Very Chic

At Who What Wear, we live for winter coat season, particularly the very start of it. You know what we mean—the glorious in-between time before it becomes compulsory to wear six layers underneath in a feeble attempt at staying warm. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the first couple of autumnal months that present the best coat-wearing opportunities.

While endless desirable outerwear pieces are trickling into the shops as we speak, we’ve already settled on the style we’re investing in first (okay, maybe first because there are classic camel and leopard to contend with): a grey coat. 

At face value, you’d be forgiven for regarding the grey coat humble, but don’t be fooled-—it’s actually one of the most versatile, and expensive-looking, options out there. They can fall into boring territory with the wrong combination, so what makes a good grey coat outfit? Allow these ladies to demonstrate... 

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Try shoulder-robing a grey coat over an elegant midi dress. 

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The soft tone of this grey coat works beautifully with the pastel ensemble. 

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Until the cooler climes roll in, wear your grey oversized coat over layers of silk and tulle for an elegant twist. 

Related: Winter 2018 Fashion Trends: The Only Looks You Need to Know

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Make your go-to jeans and heels look even sleeker with an oversized coat in a subtle check. 

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Keep things chic by adding monochromatic accessories. 

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Use a tailored coat to offset your romantic summer dresses. 

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Lift the greyish hue with the help of a bright, contrasting knit. Tomato red does the trick, as will cobalt blue. 

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For a casual spin, wear your coat with wide-leg trousers, trainers and a coordinating beret. 

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Give your ripped jeans a gloss-over with an ankle-grazing length. 

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Elevate the formal vibe of a grey car coat with unexpected accessories and a playful use of colour. 

Now that you’re suitably convinced, keep scrolling to shop the best grey coats, all approved by our fashion team.

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Now that you’ve got the coat, let’s sort out the rest of your new-season wardrobe.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content 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, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV 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, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.