What Is A 'Groutfit'?

Every once in a while, the stars align in a way that allows a fashion trend to emerge that combines ease, comfort, affordability, and style. And that time, ladies and gentlemen, is now. If you've ever wished you could proudly wear your post-brunch Sunday sweatsuit to an actual brunch or considered reducing your wardrobe down to one color because you're so tired of figuring out what matches, we've got the ultimate trend for you. 

Back in 2015, Kim Kardashian popularized gray-on-gray monochromatic outfits. After letting them fall out of fashion for a few years, the trend queen has decided it's time to bring the "groutfit" (gray outfit) back, and we couldn't be more on board. From comfy sweats to full-on business attire, you can fit a groutfit into any segment of your wardrobe. Check out a few of the best examples of the trend we could find for your inspiration. 

Cozy, cute, and cropped

If wearing a classic baggy gray sweatsuit out in public is just too much for you, elevate the look by combining high-waisted gray sweatpants with a matching cropped sweatshirt. Pro-tip: You can make any shirt appear to be a crop top by folding it under and tucking the hem into the band of your bra.

Charcoal dress with oversized button-up

The best thing about the wonderful world of gray is that it comes in so many different shades. You can step away from the basic heather-gray sweats while still staying super comfortable by pairing a stretchy tank dress with an oversized button-up or cardigan in dark charcoal. 

Professional trousers and trench coat

Groutfits aren't limited to just your go-to loungewear. Shades of gray look excellent in a professional setting, providing a powerful neutral that is slightly less harsh than stark black but more serious than khaki. If the more casual versions of the groutfit trend make you cringe, start with your workwear. 

Patterned leggings

If you're someone who struggles to feel satisfied with solid colors, there's no reason you can't sneak a patterned piece into your groutfit. Leggings come in a million different patterns, allowing you to go as simple or complex as you'd like. After all, the whole point of a trend is to make it your own. 

Classic heather gray sweat suit

There is something to be said about a classic. When you slip into your ride-or-die heather gray hoodie and sweatpants, you know the rest of the day will be a breeze. Bring that easy, cozy vibe into more of your life by letting your OG groutfit see the light of day more often. 


If the groutfit trend proves anything, it's that the best match for one shade of gray is another shade of gray. You can combine a dark or mid-tone gray with a light heather gray in one groutfit to enjoy the best of both worlds, whether you're headed to the gym, the office, or the school pickup line.