We Tried A Gender Neutral Online Personal Shopper
"I guess I'm a column?"
So there's an online personal shopping service that caters to androgynous women and gender nonconforming people.
It's called Greyscale Goods, and it was started by Sara Medd, a queer woman living in Los Angeles.
As someone who personally struggles with binary clothing options, I decided to try it out.
The first step was completing the style profile.
The profile asked me about my measurements, what sizes I typically wear, and outfits I could see myself wearing.
Like many online personal shopping services, Greyscale Goods sends you a box of clothes, (for a styling fee of $48) and you send back the clothes that you don't want.
Now for the bad news: There is currently a 8-12 week waiting list for those who fill out profiles now.
Anyway, my clothes arrived!
Using a few items from my own wardrobe, I put together three looks.
The first outfit was something I never would've picked out on my own, but something I ultimately fell in love with.
The second outfit was something a little more casual, that I could easily find in my existing wardrobe.
Ultimately I decided I did not need another flannel.
The final outfit was, by far, my favorite.
One of my co-workers even told me that I looked like I belong in a punk band.
My final thoughts? The clothes were a bit on the pricey side, so I would urge people to keep that in mind before trying the service.
But overall, I was super satisfied with Greyscale Goods and pleased a service exists for people like myself who dress outside the binary.