Friday, November 24, 2017

Wearing Gray As A Neutral

Monochromatic Styling With Gray

Now that I'm stuffed from eating Thanksgiving goodies, I'm looking for something slimming to wear.  So happy that I discovered that wearing monochromatic gray is a great way to accomplish this! I have discovered that wearing gray is as slimming as wearing black. And the color acts as a neutral so that accessories in an array of different colors can be added. I chose to wear my reddish color blanket scarf here for a great pop of color.
This monochromatic gray look works without pops of color, also. Here, I accessorized with a gray shoulder bag. The design on the Faded Glory brand sweater adds some nice interest to the look here since I'm not wearing a necklace or scarf. (Link shows similar sweater). By the way, that shoulder bag was a fantastic Goodwill find. It was brand new, still had the straps wrapped, never been used was priced $1....yes, you read that correctly! It pays to shop Goodwill, ladies!
Simple silver disc earrings and my favorite silver/clear bead stretch bracelets complete the outfit. I love these bracelets and wear them so often because they go with most of my outfits. Because they are stretchy, they stay put and don't roll down over my wrist or up my arm like other bracelets do. In other words they don't bug me when I wear them. They are definitely my "go to" accessory!
Even my Cassie Cat wanted to get in on the photo shoot when she heard I was styling a monochromatic gray outfit. After all, she knows a thing or two about wearing gray!! The pants I'm wearing are White Stag brand polyester pull on pants. They are very comfortable and because they have a stretch waist, there are no buttons to "pooch" out through the sweater. I make no apologies for wearing stretch waist pants! The booties I'm wearing are my absolute favorite booties of all Skecher Go Walk Booties. I wear these booties so often. They are like wearing bedroom slippers! The only problem is they aren't water proof, so I don't wear them in the rain or deep snow. They are super warm, also. I bought them in black and plan to ask Santa (aka Mr.thisandthat) for a pair in brown for Christmas!

Pillow by Sharon displayed on
You may have noticed this gorgeous pillow in the first image of this post and I want to show you a close up. It was designed and created by my dear friend, Sharon, who is an amazing sewer of beautiful decor! She featured her creations in a craft show recently and I missed out on going as I was in West Virginia. I was lucky to be able to snatch this one up when I returned! I love the saying she sewed into the pillow. It reminds me of all the things I want to do in retirement. Be sure to follow Sharon's blog over at  

How did you enjoy your Thanksgiving? Are you a fan of wearing gray? Are you doing any shopping today? Hope you will take a moment to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

Until Next Time,


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love the scarf with it!

Sharon said...

Just like you, Debbie, I enjoy wearing gray. I think it's the new neutral because I see it often not only in clothing but in home decor as well. Thank you so much for mentioning my pillow and my blog. I really appreciate it!

Karen said...

I love gray!! Your sweater looks great both with and without the scarf. I also favor side-zip and pull on pants. The button and front zipper waistband can spoil many a good look! I love my jeans, but sometimes sweaters and shirts look far better without the bulk at the waist! Cassie is so pretty!! And yes, she wears gray well!!