On Monday YA ran an errand over lunch.   It was a short errand, so I decided to just go out in my work-from-home clothing.  Gray sweatpants and t-shirt.  At the last minute decided to throw on a sweatshirt; I have a new one that is gray with a blue-tone logo. 

YA didn’t say anything while we were out, however when we got home she said “you’re wearing a groutfit”.  Normally everything about my sartorial choices is met with YA’s disdain.  I assumed she was making the word up, a combination of grungy and outfit.  She said that it was a real word although she did not define it.

I looked it up later to see if she was just messing with me and it turns out it is a combination of gray and outfit.  And surprise surprise, apparently it is considered a chic casual trend.  You can find lots of groufit shopping opportunities online.  One of the funniest things I found was this quote:  “Dress it up with fun shoes and jewelry, or lean into groufit territory hard with some gray legging or dozy socks.”

Of course, as I think about it, I’m sure YA was just suggesting that I was all in gray, not that I was looking particularly chic!

Have you ever been accidentally trendy?

28 thoughts on “Groutfit”

  1. Only in the sense that a stopped clock tells the correct time twice a day.

    And technically that’s mortar, not grout, in the header photo but I get your intention.

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        1. I just want you all to know that when you look up grout on photograph sites, this is the kind of thing you get. I realize it’s a terrible job but I still liked the picture.

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  2. I’ve been trendy in several ways.
    Torn jeans at the knees from being on the knees installing flooring.
    Groutfit from the messy job of grouting ceramic tile floors.

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    1. LOL (Imagining a miniature bandwagon that’s about 1/4 the size of a guitar bandwagon.

      Also had no idea there was such a thing as a ukulele bandwagon. When did they become trendy? If TIny Tim couldn’t turn the country on to ukulele’s, no one can! 😉


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        1. It may still be alive. Both of the little girls next-door have ukuleles. In fact the three-year-old just got the ukulele on her birthday last weekend.

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  3. Rise and Shine, Baboons,

    In April and May, 1990, I was diagnosed with the latest Cause Celeb, Breast Cancer, just as it was becoming the high profile disease of the moment. I would have gladly forgone this, but no. At the time I thought, “Wow, this is the first time in my life I have been the trendy one.”

    VS, I thought maybe groutfit was the blend of Oscar the Grouch and Outfit.

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    1. …or Grandpa Outfit. Twice on separate occasions my four-year-old grandson has asked me, “Why did you wear that shirt?” The shirts in question are invariably one of the many plaid long sleeve shirts I switch to when the weather gets cool.

      I’m surprised that he notices and comments on my clothing choice. I can’t figure out whether that suggests he’s a budding fashion critic and how that will meld with his other current obsession—garbage trucks.

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    1. Not the easiest question to answer and I think we’re probably all in the same boat. That most of us are not trendy, never have been, and don’t give a rat’s a** whether we are or not!

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  4. I bought a pair of sneakers at a garage sale once, a pretty floral tapestry pattern. I wore them to my sister’s place, and my sister told me later one of my nieces had said to her, out of my earshot, “Mom – Linda’s wearing Vans!” It was the first time I had heard the brand name. At the time I gather Vans shoes were quite the thing.

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      1. Another pair of shoes I bought secondhand, likely in the 80’s, were British Knights. It’s a brand that is considered collectible now. I bought mine long before they were well known.

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