Milan Fashion Week Street Style 2023 Is the Ultimate Gray Outfit Inspiration

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Milan Fashion Week street style often marks the turn from winter to spring as moderate temperatures leave showgoers with the opportunity to finally wear those sought-after spring runway pieces and spring-ready fashion on the streets. One theme among them: head-to-toe looks in gray, perhaps inspired by one of the city’s most key designers on the calendar, Miuccia Prada. Gray is undoubtedly one of the signature shades when it comes to knitwear and tailoring at both Prada and Miu Miu. Over the weekend at Prada, the show opened with one of its classic charcoal crew-neck sweaters paired with a white ankle-skimming skirt. 

It’s also worth mentioning tonal styling in gray has shown up on the runways for fall 2023, debuting now at Bottega Veneta, Fendi, and, yes, Prada. There’s certainly a correlation between what we see in street style and the collections. Inspiration goes both ways, so it’s no surprise we see commonalities between the two. However, it wasn’t only Prada show attendees sporting the minimalist shade. Everyone from editors to supermodels selected gray as their spring color of choice, from gray suiting to skirt sets; shop all of the looks here.

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A structured tweedy gray blazer pairs well with a bluish slate-colored trouser and gets the supermodel stamp, thanks to Gigi Hadid. 

Saint Laurent wool and silk-blend tweed blazer

Loulou Studio Lehen satin wide-leg pants

Tory Burch ballet loafers

Silver Linings

Going from day to night? Saks’s SVP, fashion director, Roopal Patel, suggests a silver sequined skirt with a basic gray T-shirt to keep things simple. A white pump adds a professional touch to daytime wear, while a heeled sandal brings the look into the night.

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Wardrobe.NYC single-breasted wool coat

Everlane organic cotton muscle tee

Bottega Veneta wedge pumps

Ronny Kobo Camden sequin midi-skirt

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Iron-Clad Suiting

In quintessential minimalist style, you can’t go wrong with tonal dressing via an oversized suit in any shade of gray

The Frankie Shop Gelso oversized blazer

Alexander McQueen thin double belt

Totême T-lock small leather clutch

The Frankie Shop Gelso pleated pants

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Accent Contrast

A striking mustard or bright yellow accessory or layering piece is one way to break up gray on gray; consider adding a pop of an unexpectedly cool color for spring.

Alexander Wang crinkled-shell track jacket

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Sportmax Gange wool blend sweater

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Prada Moon padded nappa-leather bag

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Soft-Gray Separates

A heather gray knit top and skirt combination (as seen here on Nordstrom’s women’s designer fashion & editorial director Rickie De Sole) is a winning transitional outfit formula and are the sort of versatile seasonless items you’ll find yourself wearing on repeat. 

Totême double-breasted wool jacket

Cos merino wool turtleneck top

Akris asymmetric midi-skirt

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Smokey Sweater Dressing 

Outside of Prada’s Fall Winter 2023 show, the spring collection’s newest pieces were on display on the bodies of show guests, like a slit skirt and sweater combination. 

The Frankie Shop Lui organic cotton-poplin shirt

Prada wool and cashmere skirt

Reike Nen calfskin Mary Jane mules

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