Wearing Beige & Neutrals – Where Did Suzanne Go?
You may be wondering where Suzanne went.
She has been kidnapped and replaced with a doppelgänger in beige and neutrals.
It all started when I spotted this beige/grey faux leather asymmetrical skirt NWT while thrifting a while back.
Asymmetrical and sickly greige are two clothing attributes that normally drain the colour from my face and give me acid reflux.
Colour is a rainbow of joy, neutrals have always been a boring yawn for me so why was I drawn to this skirt?
The Story Of The Greige Skirt
I spotted the skirt, analyzed it and walked away convincing myself it was wrong in every way.
I stepped over an aisle pushing onwards with my task at hand all the while a nagging feeling was gnawing at my brain about the-one-that-got-away. Worried, I kept glancing up every few minutes and checking to see if the offending skirt was still there. I panicked when another thrifter moved within arms reach of the skirt. My instincts kicked in and I dashed over to snap it up. Too many times I’ve hesitated when thrifting and lost out on the prize, I didn’t want it to happen again. The skirt was tossed into my already loaded cart. Keeping my Etsy store stocked is a full time job. Understanding what will sell and what won’t is an ongoing challenge. If I didn’t like it I was sure one of my customers might.
When I got home I decided to try on the skirt to prove to myself that it really wasn’t for me.
I’ve been doing this long enough to know this strategy can backfire. I purchased a cream sweater the same day which I was sure would work well with it. Since I very rarely wear cream or beige I figured I’d put the two of them together and really look hideous.
Except…except I didn’t look as terrible as I’d imagined. The vibe certainly wasn’t bright, bold and funky, my normal style statement, this was more chic and cozy.
I decided to try the skirt with a few other pieces from my closet to see how I could style it and if I should sacrifice two other pieces to make room for it.
I’ll be sharing another look with you soon.
For now, what do you think of this ensemble? Does it seem like I’ve been replaced by an alien?