5 Days, 5 Ways: These All-Grey Outfits Are Anything but Boring

Ways to style the monochrome look

By Diana Nguyen Oct 30, 2015 8:15 PMTags
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We called it! The groufit is alive and looking well—especially on the fashion and celebrity set. Even though the all-grey outfit was a prevalent trend on the latest runways, it can be somewhat problematic to pull together. The muted color is inherently dull, after all. However, with the right styling, courtesy of our favorite celebs, that drab hue can be oh-so dynamic.

Take Selena Gomez' two-tone ensemble for example—the contrast in greys is emphasized by the flared, A-line silhouette of the top and skirt. Although this outfit could've easily looked homely, the structure of both pieces refined the overall get-up.

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For another groufit alternative, try a monochrome look with very similar tones of grey à la Kendall Jenner. To pull this off, opt for pieces that are relatively simple in design (no embellishments or details) and layer them on top of each, allowing each silhouette to speak it for itself. Each part—whether it's the split-arm jacket, long-sleeve top or flared bottoms—is visibly a statement.

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Alone, Zendaya's coverall might've looked more like a prison uniform, but with the right metallic accoutrements, it has all the components of a best dressed look. Just because a grey outfit needs to be, well, grey, doesn't mean you're relegated to the color when choosing your accessories. In fact, the muted palette will emphasize your add-ons that much more.


The sweater dress is a cold-weather wardrobe essential, but how do you prevent it from veering into PJ territory, especially if it has a simple silhouette? Take a page out of Gigi Hadid's book and dress up the look with a structured bag and mirrored sunnies. We would, however, swap out her beloved sneaks for a super-sexy stiletto for extra impact.

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Finally, to create a groufit that makes a statement, try incorporating different textures. The subtle contrast in Emily Ratajkowski's complements other design details, like the cutouts. Use this method when layering your nubby sweaters and winter coats.