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

Yes, we're autumn people.

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... 

Try shoulder-robing a grey coat over an elegant midi dress. 
The soft tone of this grey coat works beautifully with the pastel ensemble. 
Until the cooler climes roll in, wear your grey oversized coat over layers of silk and tulle for an elegant twist. 
Make your go-to jeans and heels look even sleeker with an oversized coat in a subtle check. 
Keep things chic by adding monochromatic accessories. 
Use a tailored coat to offset your romantic summer dresses. 
Lift the greyish hue with the help of a bright, contrasting knit. Tomato red does the trick, as will cobalt blue. 
For a casual spin, wear your coat with wide-leg trousers, trainers and a coordinating beret. 
Give your ripped jeans a gloss-over with an ankle-grazing length. 
Elevate the formal vibe of a grey car coat with unexpected accessories and a playful use of colour. 
Who says your grey coat has to be plain?
Contrast the oversized silhouette of this coat by keeping your trousers tapered. 
If you intend on blowing the budget, Max Mara has created the only luxury coat you should concern yourself with. 
A lighter option for warmer days.
A cashmere coat for £200? We’re so on board with this A-line wonder. 
The darker hue of this woollen coat will work perfectly with A/W 18’s abundance of moody floral dresses. 
Who would have thought you could get so much coat for so little cost? 
Coats don’t come comfier than this belted wrap style. Wear over a silk camisole, a floaty pleated skirt and then finish with metallic heels.
Double-breasted jackets and coats always look chic, but the exposed zipper on this one gives it a cool edge. We’re picturing it with leather trousers and Supergas. 
Blouson sleeves, a jaunty collar, and popper fastenings—there’s nothing about this grey coat that we don’t love. 
This hue will look stunning set against pink, powder blue and yellow. 

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

Opening Image: @shionat

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