You'll Hear "Wow, Classy Outfit" When You Wear This Understated Color Trend

The forecast for fall/winter 2023 is overcast, cloudy, and moody. And we couldn’t be more excited! Yep, it’s all about a gray color palette this season, thanks to a whole host of designers featuring the conservative and calming hue in their fall/winter collections.

There was plenty of boardroom-ready gray on the runways from slouchy trouser suits at Gucci to sensible and sleek gray coats at Max Mara and Bottega Veneta. The cozy gray knits, sweaters, and cardigans were aplenty at Prada and Miu Miu, including a head to toe charcoal gray slouchy cardigan and matching knit skirt set at Loewe we seriously can’t wait to replicate this fall. And many designers gave gray a glamorous touch, such as Alberta Ferretti's strapless charcoal gown. A quick scroll of Instagram, and you’ll see the fashion set have been quick to catch on, easing into the new season in everything from gray mini dresses to tailored suiting. 

One great thing about gray is that the reliable hue works so well with a myriad of different neutrals and colors (try pairing a fiery red knit sweater with a chic gray mini skirt for a trend-forward looking fall ensemble) and the hue is guaranteed to give any outfit a chic and polished touch.

If you need further proof that a gray color palette is anything but boring this year—take a look at the inspo images and shopping picks below featuring a myriad of chic styles, silhouettes, and fabrics that will have everyone saying, “wow, classy outfit”


On the runway:


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A slouchy cardi and skirt set is the outfit we want to live in this fall.


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Give your gray corporate ensemble a fresh touch by pairing it with a sheer pale blue shirt.


Prada/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Contrast a gray coat and full skirt with crisp black and white accessories.


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Gucci proving that you just can't go wrong with a slouchy gray suit.


Max Mara/Launchmetrics Spotlight

A chic gray coat is the number one piece to invest in this fall/winter.


Alberta Ferretti/Launchmetrics Spotlight

For an evening out, don't overlook a sleek strapless dress.

On the fashion set:



Go for a head-to-toe tonal look and combine varying shades of gray to add interest to your ensemble.


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Give a skirt suit a casual spin and pair with a sneakers and a preppy argyle sweater.



An all-gray outfit looks all the more chic in a long and languid silhouette.



A gray mini dress is the perfect summer-to-fall transitional piece.



The styling possibilities are endless when it comes to a chic gray vest.


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We love the idea of combining an oversize gray maxi coat with a statement floral mini dress.

Shop Our Favorite Gray Pieces for Fall

Pair with kitten heels and sneakers alike.

This looks like it came straight off the runway.

A gray blazer you can pair with everything.

You can't go wrong with a sophisticated tailored coat.

This peplum silhouette though...!

A fresh and fashion-forward addition to your fall wardrobe.

The perfect topper to ease you into fall.

Very into the boat neck silhouette.

These stylish pants are selling out fast.

Song of Style's new collection is full of work-perfect gray pieces right now.

All we want to live in this season.

Can't wait to get Aritzia's Effortless Pant in gray.

Look altogether on-trend in a gray hoodie this fall.

Style with mini skirts, jeans, tailored trousers... the list goes on.

Gray needn't be boring with a little sheer sparkle.

It's all about cinch waists this fall.

Add a luxurious touch to your look with a silky cami.

Tailored trousers for the fall/winter win.

Everyone will ask you about this simple yet striking top.