If you were to peek into the wardrobes of countless women, we'd be willing to stake our shoe collections on the fact they'd all feature these key items—blue jeans, white trainers, a leather jacket and a grey jumper. We're of the opinion that without these core garments, getting dressed would be significantly more difficult. However, as we wear them on rotation, it can be challenging to come up with new ways to style them.
Considering autumn is officially upon us and we're likely going to be living in them for the foreseeable future, we've turned our attention to the grey jumper with the sole aim of rediscovering its hidden potential. Easily one of the most popular pieces of content on Pinterest, one grey jumper outfit image alone has over 26,000 repins, while searches for "grey jumper" have spiked by 240% over the last few months. So yes, now seems as good a time as any to make it a priority.
Whether you opt for dove or charcoal, a grey jumper will go with just about anything you can throw at it—so much so that it's hard to know where to even begin. Fret not, though, for we've rounded up the most impressive grey jumper outfits that are guaranteed to inspire you. From pretty skirts to sharp suiting, you'll soon see that any attire benefits from the addition of a grey knit. Keep scrolling to shop the grey jumper outfits that come with our fashion team's seal of approval.
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One of the easiest, most effective ways to wear your favourite grey knitwear is with a tonal ensemble. Brown, camel, cream and grey will always look sophisticated when worn together, be it for work or the weekend. Then add a bright accent hue to elevate the look.
This camel coat will make any ensemble look infinitely sleeker.
Easily the most frugal knit you'll come across this autumn.
The side-stripe on these strides will elongate your legs.
A bright red bag will breathe new life into neutral outerwear.
White, pointed-toe and with a wooden heel—these boots are perfection.
SUITED AND BOOTED
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Give your suiting an off-duty spin by switching out a button-up shirt in favour of a grey jumper. Look for thin weaves to ensure the silhouette of your blazer remains tailored.
This blazer will look just as cool paired with jeans or a leather miniskirt as it will the matching trousers.
Cashmere and under £90? We're sold.
When suiting and comfort dressing meet.
These '90s-style shades will give any outfit a cool overhaul.
IF IN DOUBT, JEANS
Okay, jeans and jumpers aren't exactly a new outfit idea, but we're of the opinion that sometimes the simplest ensembles are the most effective. Give the combo instant polish with a fluid trench and directional footwear.
On sale, yes, but still majorly on trend.
The vertical ribbed texture on this top will flatter fuller busts.
Straight-leg jeans are one of the most versatile pairs you can own—wear with sneakers, boots and heels.
Staud's It bag has never looked fresher than in this white hue.
These closed-toe mules will help you ease into the cooler months.
GET YOUR FEMININE FIX
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Stay on the stylish side of prim by wearing a slouchy grey knit with a ladylike, pleated midi skirt and classic accessories. Perfect for fancy dinners out when winter hits.
Say hello to your new knitwear saviour.
This has all the chic credentials of iconic Chanel arm candy but won't leave you forever in your overdraft. Win-win.
Wear with ripped jeans and an oversized white shirt for the ideal high/low balance.
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