I've always felt a little "eh" about the lighter neutrals: khaki, putty and beige. Maybe because I lack the melanin to really carry them off around my face; they wash me out. I've always felt they were more along the lines of non colors, not very interesting, a safe choice and therefore worthy of my scorn. But I admit that they can have merit as a base in an outfit. They go with just about everything, and for spring and summer it's great to have an alternative to white. I cop to owning one pair of Gap khakis back when they made them cute, like cigarette pants, and they fit my curvy figure in a way that I'm sure the Gap designers had not intended. I wore them until they stopped being manufactured. But I digress. I decided to give myself a spring neutral challenge and see if I could find a way to work these colors into something a little more fun and interesting. So, I've got two outfits that are wear-to-work ready (above), and two that are perfect for the weekend (below).