The 8 Best Outfit Ideas To Wear With A Grey Skirt

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Thinking about what to wear with a grey skirt? This is a classic piece that suits a range of different colors. Here are 8 of our favorite looks.

A black pencil or A-line skirt may be your ultimate go-to, but that’s not the only one you might need in your closet. If you want to add another hue to your skirt collection to suit an office look while also being versatile enough for a casual outfit, consider a grey skirt!

Depending on your body shape, grey skirts are available in many different styles, each suiting a different occasion or preference. For office wear, pay attention to the length of the skirt. Generally, it would be a good idea not to wear a skirt above the knees. A grey midi skirt would be a fantastic option as not only will it look fashion-forward, but it will also be comfortable. In the same breath, a grey pencil skirt also looks great for a formal look.

Because grey is a muted tone, it looks fantastic against all skin tones, creating a harmonious bridge between light and dark colors; and so it should suit things you already have in your wardrobe.

Whether you’re going for a casual outfit that’s perfect for everyday wear or something appropriate for dressier events, we got you covered with our favorite outfit ideas to wear with a grey skirt.

What To Wear With A Grey Skirt

1. White Blouse

White is a neutral color that goes well with grey. A white blouse is a great way to add simplicity and cleanliness to your outfit.

A white shirt or top is versatile enough to be worn with any other color, so if you have a light grey or dark grey skirt, this will be a great outfit for both casual and work days.

White tops can also be a base for statement accessories in bright colors or unique styles. A great accessory here could be a cool pair of ballet flats, particularly of the more elaborate styles of this shoe.

Black Cult Gaia ornganza pleated top
Cult Gaia

Mala Cropped Plissé-Satin Top

At Net-A-Porter

Nana Jacqueline Harper Skirt
Nana Jacqueline

Harper Skirt

At Revolve

Grey Repetto ballet flats

Sophia Ballet Flats

At Repetto

2. Grey Top/ Blazer

Nothing will match grey like more grey, and so what will match a grey skirt better than a grey top? particularly during the cooler months; this outfit can reflect the weather, but hopefully not your mood.

A completely grey outfit is great for a work outfit as it is formal and takes references from formal menswear whilst still having a feminine touch with the skirt.

So as not to overwhelm the tones, stick to something sleek and minimal for the accessories so as not to drag the outfit down; a pair of nude high heels will be a great look.

 Shona Joy Birilla Oversized Blazer
Shona Joy

Birilla Oversized Blazer

At Revolve

Shona Joy Birilla Asymmetrical Mini Skirt
Shona Joy

Birilla Asymmetrical Mini Skirt

At Revolve

Amina Muaddi Alexa Glass Slipper Slide Sandals
Amina Muaddi

Alexa Glass Slipper Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

3. White Sweater

We can’t talk about winter dressing without speaking of a classic white sweater. A sweater in a natural fiber like cashmere or alpaca will provide an incomparable level of coziness.

A maxi grey A-line skirt in a structured fabric will be a perfect match with a white sweater tucked in, resulting in an outfit that is practical but also looks well thought out, an element that is often sacrificed during the cold months.

Pair this with black leather accessories like heeled boots and a sleek handbag. Your boots can be knee-high to provide an extra element of warmth, even if they won’t be seen under your maxi skirt.

Saint Laurent Tonal Monogram Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Saint Laurent

Tonal Monogram Wool Sweater

At Nordstrom

Long grey wool skirt
Jil Sander

Asymmetrical Wool Midi Skirt

At MyTheresa

Black shiny boots
Vince Camuto

Sangeti Knee High Boot

At Nordstrom

4. Black Blazer

A black blazer will make your grey skirt stand out even more. A leather blazer also doubles as a warm leather jacket, is a great choice to add your personal style to the outfit while still being work appropriate,

Just be careful not to overdo it with too much black, as it can make you look washed out. If you want to add some color, consider pairing your black blazer with a white or cream top underneath to add some lightness.

To accessorize, go with black shoes, like a pair of chunky loafers. For a day of city strolling, a pair of angled black sunglasses will create a fun look.

Oversized black blazer
Acne Studios

Recycled Grain De Poudre Blazer

At Net-A-Porter

SIMKHAI Payton Patchwork Mini Skirt

Payton Patchwork Mini Skirt

At Neiman Marcus

Bottega Veneta Monsieur Bit Loafers
Bottega Veneta

Monsieur Bit Loafers

At Nordstrom

5. Taupe Top

We love the grounded combination of grey and taupe. Taupe is a shade of brown with a grey undertone, so it’s no surprise that it’s a good match for a grey skirt. A crewneck sweater or classic button-down can be paired with the skirt to create a simple yet stylish look.

If you have a short skirt that you want to wear with a work-appropriate outfit, go for black stockings under your skirt to ensure it looks elevated and chic.

The warm tones of brown also make this fantastic for pairing with other warm tones, like chunky gold accessories.

Abercrombie & Fitch Cashmere Wedge Mockneck Sweater
Abercrombie & Fitch

Cashmere Wedge Mockneck Sweater

At Abercrombie & Fitch

Norma Kamali Pleated Mini Skirt
Norma Kamali

Pleated Mini Skirt

At Neiman Marcus

ALOHAS West Cape Boots

West Cape Boots

At Revolve

6. Cream Tops

Cream + grey = a perfect neutral match. The result will be elegant and stylish, perfect for any occasion, from work to play.

With the cold winter weather approaching, you can wear your grey mini or midi skirts with cream-colored oversized sweaters. 

Make sure to wear a pair of tights underneath and your favorite chunky knee boots for a super cute cold-weather look. Because the rest of the outfit is fairly neutral, you can experiment with a statement pair of boots that can be the focal point of your outfit.

& Other Stories Layered Cable Knit Sweater
& Other Stories

Layered Cable Knit Sweater

At & Other Stories

Bec + Bridge Pine Maxi Skirt
Bec + Bridge

Pine Maxi Skirt

At Revolve

Prada Stivali Chelsea Boots

Stivali Chelsea Boots

At Nordstrom

7. White Tank With A Pop Of Color

A casual look calls for a toned-down outfit, like a tank top paired with a long skirt. This can be worn independently or with a grey blazer or jacket on top for a more formal look. This can also be swapped out for a crop top which will expose a sliver of skin, which is great for wider body types to create an illusion of a smaller waist.

To keep such outfits looking fashion-forward, focus on the rest of the look; have your hair and make-up done [if you wish to] and ensure you accessorize appropriately.

This is a great opportunity to focus on statement accessories, like a pair of fun shoes or a statement handbag in a pop of color.

Citizens of Humanity Isabel Rib Tank
Citizens of Humanity

Isabel White Tank Top

At Revolve

Abercrombie & Fitch Knotted Elevated Satin Midi Skirt
Abercrombie & Fitch

Knotted Elevated Satin Midi Skirt

At Abercrombie & Fitch

Hot pink croc effect knee boots

Friday Fever Heel Boots

At Free People

8. Off-Shoulder Top

For a summer look, an off-shoulder top is an underrated garment in chic styling. The shape of the top exposes the decolletage area, which also adds a feminine element to the outfit, particularly important when styling grey, as this can appear to be a very masculine color.

This is a great lunch look for a more formal restaurant setting, as the outfit is chic while still being casual enough not to look like you’ve walked straight out of the office.
As for your shoes, this can be paired either with heeled boots or, if the weather allows, a pair of suede court heels will play into the popular quiet luxury micro-trend.

Michael Lauren Santos Drop Shoulder Sweater
Michael Lauren

Santos Drop Shoulder Sweater

At Revolve

Nordstrom Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt

At Nordstrom

Bruno Magli Telma Pumps
Bruno Magli

Telma Pumps

At Nordstrom

And there you have it! We hope you found this style guide on what to wear with a grey skirt helpful.

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