Suddenly, Everyone’s Wearing Expensive-Looking All-Grey Outfits

In fashion circles, there's a trend that's gaining momentum right now—the stylish embrace of all-grey outfits. Now that I've pointed it out, I guarantee you're going to start seeing these monochromatic looks all over social media. The big question is, why now? 

The grey-outfit trend combines timeless charm, wardrobe versatility, and a dash of '90s nostalgia, all of which are key factors when it comes to assembling an outfit these days. Some may have written grey off as a "dull" colour, along with the likes of beige and cream but, to others, this tone is the epitome of refined simplicity.

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A neutral hue that will pair effortlessly with almost anything in your wardrobe, it makes outfit coordination a breeze—especially when you wear it top-to-toe. The '90s influence continues to reign over the style sector this season, and with it brings memories of iconic all-grey looks worn by fashion icons like Kate Moss and Winona Ryder, further cementing their appeal. 

What makes all-grey outfits stand out is their understated luxury. They ooze an effortless quality that's difficult to underpin but is almost certainly a case of "less is more." So whether you're reminiscing about the '90s, embracing the minimalist aesthetic, or just want to show grey the appreciation it deserves, I've assembled come of the sleekest grey outfit ideas for you below. From trousers to dresses to coats to skirts, there are countless ways to get your grey-outfit fix. Let's focus on eight. 

Grey Outfit Ideas

1. Tailoring + Silver Accessories

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Style Notes: Fashion's obsession with tailoring—specially waistcoats—is going nowhere this season. Instead of lightweight linen fabrications, however, we're seeing more woollen styles come through, specifically in grey. Add silver accessories to make the look all the more current. 

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2. Knitted Co-Ord + Slingbacks

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Style Notes: On the subject of matching separates, take all the effort out of pairing your grey pieces together with a co-ord. Then, elevate the whole thing even farther with a pair of on-trend slingback heels.

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3. Jumper + Wide-Leg Trousers

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Style Notes: Take a pair of wide-leg trousers and wear it with a relaxed knit and you've got an outfit that looks chic but is just as comfortable to wear, too. And doesn't the combination look sleek in grey? 

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4. Wool Jacket + Dress + Knee Boots

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Style Notes: Wool jackets are cropping up all over the market right now and are an excellent transition as you start to wear more outerwear in the new-season. Layer yours over a knitted dress in a corresponding grey hue for an easy winter look. When temperatures plummet, just add tight. 

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5. Coat + Bag + Trousers

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Style Notes: Robe coats never fail to look high end, but they look considerably more expensive when you match your outfit underneath to them. 

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6. Scarf + Jumper + Jeans

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Style Notes: Yes! Grey jeans are a thing this winter, and I'm already seeing fashion people embrace them in one of two ways: 1) with a pop of red, and 2) worn with more grey. No guesses as to which option I'm backing... 

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7. Chunky Knit + Minidress

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Style Notes: Fully embrace the '90s aesthetic with a grey minidress—the type Kate Moss wore on her off days or that Rachel Green would throw on to serve coffee at Central Perk. This is winter, so a chunky knit also comes recommended. 

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8. Cardigan + Tailored Trousers

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Style Notes: Grey is a colour that can work for every occasion, and this look is cut from a similar cloth. Work, drinks, dinner, brunch—I can see myself wearing it to the lot. 

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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.