Today we're going to some friends' for lunch, so I'm wearing these white linen pants that have been mainstay smart summer pants for about three years now. They are New Look 6497, very easy and quick to run up though sadly has no pockets, and I used high quality fine handkerchief linen which has helped them go the distance they have. They are now decidedly too baggy around the waist (have pinned them at the back for today), so I will have to make myself a new pair. After all, every woman needs a pair of white linen pants in her wardrobe for summer, right? They look cool and fresh, they go with everything and they just look so right for this time of year and all the activities inherent. Think boating, barbecues, beaches; white linen is essential. I'm using the word here in the sense it is derived from the word "essence", which is the fundamental characteristic of a thing, rather than in the sense that the fashion police is going to come a-knocking if you are lacking a bit of white linen in your wardrobe. Just think of the constants of summer, and you think of ... yes, white linen.
In fashion; predictability is boring, however basics are still handy, to offset the more trendy and fanciful items you love for one short season .... thus. White linen pants.
We all try to express ourselves through the individuality of our clothing; as it is the most obvious first impression we give to the people around us, and the standard by which we are immediately judged upon meeting each other. Thus the desire to avoid the cliches of "fashionable" dressing, unless you particularly want to look like a slave to current trends. Equally we aspire to stay away from a look that is old-fashioned or boring. At the same time, nobody wants to look weird. Thus the necessity of including clothes in your wardrobe that are neither exciting, nor trendy or fashionable.
Cardigan; Alannah Hill
Necklace; had since childhood
Shoes; Micam by Joanne Mercer, bought from Hobbs