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”