What I Wore: I’m Neutral About This

I like this new/old skirt, thrifted from Goodwill. It’s lightweight, the perfect length, and has cool details like a drawstring waist and an under-skirt that peeks out at the hem. It’s washable and the price was right, about $4. I do not love this whole look though because I think the top is too bland, too neutral, for the skirt.

I did adjust the belt to hide the drawstring . . . after I saw this picture!
Linen shirt: Tracy M; Skirt: Old Navy, thrifted; Belt: Guess, thrifted,
Shoes: White Mountain

Yes, it “matches”, but it doesn’t sing. I liked it better in my mind the night before! Even the addition of an arm party didn’t make it interesting enough. Next time I will try a cool black blouse, with details, like this:

Blouse from Bloomie’s

Or a simple black tee, with a fun top layer (vest or cardi):

Leifsdottir lace vest

Or . . . a color? I could try my new best friend yellow or go crazy with coral, and tie it together with some special jewelry.

Blouse via Nordstroms

The skirt has a lot of potential, and it will have a spot in my closet for fall. I’m sure to love it with tights and flat boots.

What do you do to add life to neutral outfits?

Hey, it’s Thrifty Thursday over at Spunky Chateau! Go have a look at all the creative and thrifty  outfits.

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  1. I like the skirt – especially at that price!  I would choose an even lighter top, myself.  I the 'problem' is that it takes all the attention away from your face.  You have great legs and so can get away with that, but I'm wondering if a piece of sparkly jewelry or a metallic scarf wouldn't balance the skirt and bring attention back to your face?  Just a thought…I'm new here…

  2. Girlfriend, you are not argumentative – I love hearing your opinion! And you're right, I could definitely see this skirt on you!

  3. I love that skirt. While the shirt might not POP!!! to your liking, I think it looks nice. I agree with Meagan. The neutral shirts makes the skirt the focal point, as a skirt like that should be. It would look great with the lace or the coral top, as well. It's a great piece and you wear it well. Those shoes are adorable.


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  4. Patty, not to be argumentative, but I think you made a stellar choice with this top! The skirt is a statement piece (and I am LOVING all OVER it!!! I love shiny!!!) and so I think the top should be left neutral so as not to take away from the skirt. Now, if you're going out for the evening a gold top and stilettos would look AMAZING! You look beautiful!! ~Serene

  5. The skirt is adorable. I think the top you choose makes the outfit classy. The black tank with the lace vest makes it trendy. What a versatile piece.
    Those 30/30 ladies would love it!

  6. First, the skirt is great! I don't have any problems with the grey blouse, but maybe the black would give more contrast.
    And definitely, try a bright colored top. I think it'd look awesome, since the colors in the skirt are neutral!

  7. I think the grey shirt is ok but I think you're on the right track with the black blouse or bright colour with accessories to bring them together 🙂

    I don't wear neutrals very often… I look like a dead zombie with my skintone…. *insert drooling growling noise…… uhhhhhhh

  8. I think any of your ideas will work nicely. I think a neutral top could work as well, but maybe with a less classic cut? (Maybe a simple tunic or tee, without collar and buttons? And then jewelry to pump it up).

    LOVE the skirt!!!!

  9. I like the top, but maybe you needed a punch of color in the jewelry or maybe a tank under the top?

    Or in the shoes!!

  10. Reva – thanks! I loved your double-maxis today.

    Paula – Thank you. I *know* you love the color! And you always wear it so well.

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