Grey is the new black: What to wear with grey clothes

18th November 2018

Guy or girl, a neutral wardrobe makes it so much easier to add those stronger seasonal pieces – like that new jacket in a strong shade of red you’ve been eyeing up or those leopard print boots you’re not sure how to style.


Grey doesn’t have to mean drab, off-coloured or dreary. It’s the perfect transitional colour if you currently lean on black for every outfit. Want to try it out? We’ve rounded up some inspo when it comes to what to wear with grey clothes.

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Which shade of grey to choose

Grey comes in a range of hues and temperatures to suit all occasions. Different shades of this colour give off different vibes. Here, we’ve broken down which shade of grey is best for the next event planned in your diary.


  • Dark grey – Formal occasions require a grown-up, darker grey shade, think a full grey suit paired with a white shirt or a tailored grey dress with heels.
  • Green-grey – Some greys feature a tinge of green in certain lights, look for luxury materials in this shade to wear to special occasions. A velvet green grey dress or a suede jacket over a shirt and trousers are ideal for those important dinners or parties.
  • Light grey – The perfect colour for knitwear, slouchy t-shirts and everything in between, light grey is casual and a great alternative to white.


Colours that complement grey – Choose your pallette

Grey is neutral, so you shouldn’t have any issue pairing it with other shades and prints in your wardrobe. Here we’ve pulled together some inspiration if you’re wondering which colours complement grey best.

grey jumper and pink trousers

Grey + millennial pink – The ultimate colour combo, grey and pink is a firm favourite in interior design but also translates well into fashion. Pink trousers and a grey jumper pair well for casual athleisure looks while suede pink trainers and a grey suit add a cool twist to a look for the office.

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Grey + blue denim – A staple for any wardrobe, grey looks smart but still stays casual when paired with blue denim. A structured grey overcoat with a white shirt and blue jeans is easy to throw together but always looks good.

grey and forest green

Grey + forest green – Sage greens and darker forest green hues pair well with light grey tops and jumpers. Use accessories to pull in the green, oversized scarves and matching hats are a cute way to pair the neutral shade with something brighter.

grey and orange jumper

Grey + orange – We’re all about orange here at Superdry and it isn’t just for autumn. Orange accents on prints are a good starting point – look for logos and tags with a dash of the colour on a grey base.

grey jumper black jeans

Grey + black – Can’t go wrong with a classic – grey and black creates a monochromatic vibe that works for any situation. Black jeans and grey jumpers are a winter staple for guys and girls – perfect for dinner dates with mates or weekend trips into town.

yellow jumper grey skirt

Grey + yellow – You can’t get more autumnal than this. Bold yellows or mustard shades pair with grey no problem. We’re feeling a simple bodycon skirt and loose fit jumper for the girls and a pullover hoodie and chinos for a casual weekend look for guys.


What clothes to buy in grey

Use grey as the base for any outfit or to break up a single shade. Here’s what to wear with grey clothes and the pieces that work best in this colour.


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Jackets and coats  

Grey is the perfect choice for your everyday jacket or coat. It styles with everything and anything – and should see you through more than one season. An oversized parka in grey camo or tweed taps into a number of seasonal trends for guys, while a lighter weight cropped jacket goes with everything for the ladies.

womens grey dress

womens grey jumper dress


A grey dress acts as the perfect base for your autumn/winter looks. Pair a grey sweater dress with black knit tights, ankle boots and a leather jacket for an easy to wear look.

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Shoes and boots  

Grey boots are easy to pair with your everyday looks. Suede styles add a sophisticated edge to any look – girls look for a mid-heel and guys opt for lace-up chukka boots.

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Grey knitwear is comfy, casual and easy to throw on in grey. This season, look for chunkier styles in cable knits and thicker fabrics. Roll neck jumpers can be worn under pinafore dresses and dungarees for the ladies, while gents can pull one on over a plain t-shirt and blue jeans.

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A grey shirt is a perfect swap for your traditional crisp white style. Pair with tailored trousers and polished shoes for those all-important meetings or work with blue jeans and boots at the weekend for a look to see you through from day to night. Grey shirts in a subtle print add a little interest, look for check or stripe shirts to wear tucked in on smarter occasions or open and over a plain tee.

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Camis in grey, slouchy shirts and Bardot style tops are the ideal choice in grey. Paired with skinny jeans and a puffer jacket or worn with a matching pair of joggers for the gym you’ll be swapping out your white tops for grey in no time.


Convinced? Add a little grey to your wardrobe this season – check out our latest additions here for guys and here for girls for more inspiration.


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