I don't often wear neutralsCorrection: I hardly ever wear neutrals. In fact, this is it: I'm wearing here all the beige clothes I have in my wardrobe.
And the reason why I don't wear neutrals is quite evident here, too. Look at me, the colour of my skin... Yep, I'm pale. That's an understatement, of course, but let's go with that one for now. So, wearing neutrals is going to be quite a challenge to pull off, and a huge step outside my comfort zone...
My late mother, on the other hand, used to loo stunning in neutrals (see the original post HERE):
Well, in summer she always had that lovely sun-kissed glow, whereas I would just turn pink and burn... So, it's probably no surprise that I tend to avoid the sun, and have made peace with my pale skin.
Now, given that neutrals are never going to be my best colours, how on earth did I come up with this outfit?
Well, to be honest, it wasn't exactly planned...
You see, I've been quite busy with work lately and haven't had time or energy to do the laundry for a couple of weeks. And one morning I was just desperate to find something to wear to work (never mind style, I was settling for whatever was reasonably clean...) and I came across these trousers. I usually wear them with something pink, but of course then all I could find was this t-shirt (you've seen it in another post with olive trousers and a blue cardigan). Oh well, it was a bit blah outfit, but at least it was clean...
I added the peach scarf to have some colour around my face, and to my surprise it sort of worked. This will probably never be one of my favourite outfits, but I'm going to be annoyingly proud of myself nevertheless, for trying something new.
BTW, I have two dear friends who once told me that if I ever started wearing beige, they would think I'd finally gone bonkers and have me committed... So, Asta and Anu, if you see this, please don't call the men in white coats yet, I promise this is a one-off, the act of a desperate woman ...
t-shirt and trousers: Marks and Spencer (old) / scarf: Alexander McQueen (old) /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) / shoes: Van Dal (old) /bag: Adolfo Dominguez (old)
How do you wear neutrals?
PS: Have you seen the latest DILETTANTE ARTIST post yet?
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