The head-to-toe monochrome trend is definitely here to stay even in 2021. A solid hued ‘fit is always a fool-proof way to look chic and put-together—even when you’re wearing a hoodie and sweatpants, or lounge-y pambahay co-ords. Since this year’s colors are the hopeful combo of Illuminating and Ultimate Gray, it’s a good idea to shift to the hot new neutral and give your beige pieces a rest.
Call it heather, slate, or ash—gray is the color to invest in for the new year. The perfect in-between if you’re not a fan of anything bright and find black too dreary, the dusky shade is a must in anyone’s wardrobe. It's easy to dress up or down, and is undeniably crisp, clean, and minimal-looking if styled right.
If you’re hoping to incorporate more Ultimate Gray in your closet, here are 10 outfit combinations to try for some much needed inspiration.
Vest or blazer + bandeau + trousers + boots
This runway-approved look from Hermès’ Spring/Summer 2021 collection is both part loungewear part office lady. It would look just as good if you have a gray bralette or cropped top to match!
Turtleneck + pencil skirt + pumps
If you’d like a no-brainer 'fit to wear to the office, this look is made up of easy basics you can find anywhere! Minimal effort, but maximum impact.
Ribbed sweater top + ribbed midi skirt + white sneakers
Doesn’t looking at this outfit combo make you feel all warm and cozy inside? This minimalist look is perfect for a lazy day OOTD that still looks classy!
Blazer (worn as a top) + boxy bermudas + sneakers
This resort-ready 'fit is perfect for our humid weather all year round. If you're feeling shy, opt for a matching bralette or tee under your blazer. Finish off with your favorite sneakers, sandals, or heels.
Cropped top + wide-legged pants + sneakers
This Gen Z approved outfit combo looks more office-ready when done in head-to-toe gray.
Sweater dress + boots
Nothing beats a chic sweater dress that hugs you in all the right places! On warmer days, opt to wear your favorite sneakers or sandals, but if you’d like to make a statement, we’d definitely vote for boots!
Mini dress + matching blazer + boots
Since we’ll be experiencing some cool weather in the coming months, make the most of it by sporting your favorite gray blazer paired with a flirty dress that falls on your mid-thigh (at the very most!)
Cropped sweater + midi pencil skirt + sneakers
Flaunt your curves with this flattering style combo that you’d practically want to wear every day.
Oversized blazer + wide-legged trousers + sneakers
An oversized suit in a creamy light gray looks simply heavenly and dressed up even when you’re in sneakers. The beauty of this look is that it elongates the figure and at the same time hides what you want to hide stylishly.
Sweat top + matching sweatpants + heels
This outfit combo has been seen on influencer and celeb IG feeds since 2020, and it’s a look worth keeping for the coming year. Dress it up when you head out of the house with a cool pair of heels like Gigi Hadid if you’re not feeling too lazy for a stylish OOTD.