Is it just me, or is this season being dominated by grey coats? Between the sell-out COS style that every influencer managed to bag (meanwhile, I spent hours refreshing my browser to no avail) and the slew of cosy, slate-coloured robe coats that Londoners and Parisiennes are wearing, grey coats are where it’s at this winter.
My favourite trends are often so simple it’s surprising that they haven’t been a thing all along, and the grey coat certainly falls into that category. Although they make a classic addition to any coat collection, grey tones are often overlooked, particularly when you compare them to black, cream and camel. I looked through my wardrobe to see if I already owned a grey coat that I’d forgotten about (I live in Scotland, where it’s always cold, so I basically collect outerwear), and I was shocked to find that I didn’t have one.
So, I decided to go on a search for the perfect grey coat. In the process, I came across the best grey coats for every budget and aesthetic, including warming robe coats and sharply tailored styles that’ll give any outfit serious polish. Scroll on to see my edit of the sleekest, most timeless and best grey coats around.
A grey coat looks all the more classic when worn with black winter accessories.
Shorter coat styles are cropping up, too. This Totême iteration is high on my wish list.
Take the tonal approach by styling your coat with grey separates underneath.
Lighter grey hues will soften any dark outfit you choose to wear them with.
See what I mean about grey on grey? So chic.
This & Other Stories coat comes in a small edit of classic colours.
Okay, H&M. Now you’re just showing off.
My beloved Totême scarf coat now comes in pale grey. I’m obsessed.
By Malene Birger pieces always stand the test of time.
This coat is an influencer favourite right now.
A beautiful take with a delicate grey.
The textured weave on this coat gives it more dimension.
Another hit courtesy of & Other Stories.
I predict this will be a cult hit.
The exaggerated shoulders give this coat a great silhouette.
The quintessential British trench coat gets a wintry upgrade.
A piece that will layer over even your chunkiest knitwear.
This high-street option looks so, so premium.
This also comes in a chic cream colourway.
Maxi coats always look so elegant.
The shearling collar makes for a very cute addition.
Herringbone coats are as timeless as they come.
A classic option from a cool designer.
The cosiest grey coat on the market!
Note the sleek military detailing of a double-breasted front, epaulettes and a stand-to-attention collar.
I’m petite and always gravitate towards shorter coat styles to balance out my frame.