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?