The thought of wearing white pants scares me. I’ve never owned a pair. These linen pants in the color “flax” are the closest thing I have to them. The slight color variations in the fabric hide stains well. I don’t live in fear of stains in these and don’t hesitate to sit on subway benches or walk on dirt paths in the park. An outfit succeeds when it gets out of your way, allows you to move freely and go anywhere.
I’ve been up-ing my warm weather game and succeeding in adding lots more light colors. Natural fibers, especially with light colors, come with such beautiful texture. As you know I almost never wear clothes with patterns anymore so that all my clothes can work better together. So in a way, texture has replaced pattern. Oddly, I think it makes my skin look nicer. Don’t those arms look smooth against that crinkly background?
On the other end, I’ve made good progress selling things through eBay or Poshmark. Almost everything I posted has sold over the course of 6 months. It’s so satisfying to wrap up my clothes in tissue paper and mail them off to their new home. Knowing that I can re-sell my clothes gives me confidence to venture into unchartered style territories. It’s much harder to re-sell fast fashion brands which has been even more motivation to maintain my fast fashion boycott.
I’ve been reading No Logo by Naomi Klein. It’s an oldie, but I highly recommend it. Thom Yorke of Radiohead was a big fan of the book too. It got me thinking about the lack of “sacred spaces” in our lives, places that are free from advertising. I’m more aware of how advertising is working to make me want more and feel dissatisfied with myself. What was once a sense of not feeling like I am enough or don’t have enough, I am able to recognize now as ad fatigue.
We have this new form of advertising in our lives today: people are advertising themselves. More and more, don’t your internet friends feel like brands and their feeds like ads? No thanks. Feeling content with my life requires that I stay off social media.
[outfit: eileen fisher top*, elizabeth suzann tilda pant flax (xs/short), franco sarto espadrille sling back sandals*, vintage coach*; * pre-owned]