It’s not everyday that you’ll find me wearing light neutrals. In fact, it almost never happens. Most likely because light neutrals have a tendency to wash me out. If you put these beige jeans near my face you’d see exactly what I mean. Funnily enough, whites, creams and other light colours aren’t an issue (except for some wishy-washy pinks).
When I spotted a friend wearing these jeans a few months ago, I commented on how good they looked on her. She told me she’d got them in Stradivarius and then I promptly forgot about them… until she and I went shopping together last week. As soon as we entered the shop, she made a beeline for them. Luckily enough, they were still in stock, so I tried them on. I was surprised to see they looked pretty good on me actually.
My friend is 29 and looks good in pretty much anything! I must admit, it was quite an eye opener shopping with her. For the first time in my life, I had found someone who could out-shop me! We met at 10.30 and shopped until after 4pm. I haven’t done that in a while because my other friends can’t keep up! But we had so much fun. It was quite fascinating shopping with someone quite a bit younger than me because she tried everything that I would shy away from. She was also very honest, and said if something looked awful on me (like the 90s style bodycon dress in Bershka that I’d been eyeing up for months, purely because the colour combination of greens and browns were gorgeous).
I bought the jeans in the end, as well as this long brown cardigan from H&M. It might look familiar to you because I also bought the dark grey version a few weeks ago and wore it on the blog. What else did I buy? Oh yes, a fabulous pair of huge heart earrings. I’m wearing them in the YouTube video about my woman cave. You can find my YouTube channel here, if you fancy following me 😉
So, back to my light neutrals outfit. Even though I was completely out of my comfort zone when I put it together, I must admit to absolutely loving it! It all just worked really well together. The beige ‘slim fit mom jeans’ from Stradivarius (I’m wearing a size 40), the brown cardie from H&M (I bought XS), the new white tee from Massimo Dutti (S), the tan boots from Timberland, the cute brown handbag from a thrift shop last year, the long necklace (inherited) from Mi Moneda and the dangly earrings I bought a few years ago, but can’t remember where from. I think Laurie from Vanity and Me will be proud, because I consider her to be the Queen of light neutrals 🙂
Are you a fan of light neutrals? Or do you tend to shy away from them like I do? If so, what do you consider to be your neutrals? For instance, I love wearing greys and blacks…oh and animal print, I consider animal print to be neutrals too these days.
And now let’s get on with the Neverending Style Link-Up. I’m excited to see what you’ve all been up to this week! See you soon!