I have 3 pairs of white pants. One a creamy wide-leg linen pair, one a pair of stretchy arctic white cropped jeans, and the last is a pair of capris. Also a cool white.
It now being the 4th of September, the fashion goddesses decree I must put these items to rest until next year. But wait, the climes are still in the 20s – and sun is in the forecast. Must I obey?
A friend of mine told me this “Origin of the fashion rule: It had to do with laundry and not with fashion. Back, say 100+ years ago … During the summer months, laundry could be hung outside to dry and sunlight would keep the whites sparkling. But once the cottage was closed and people returned to the city, there wasn’t the same amount of sunshine or the same intensity, and in the city there was a lot of coal smoke and dust in the air (because that’s how things were heated in those days) so whites got dingy very quickly and looked dirty. Hence the dictum: don’t wear white after labor day. Browns and blacks didn’t show the dirt so they could be worn a number of times before they had to be cleaned. ”
So where am I going with this?
Basically thinking about how to redo this website – wrestle it into the ground into something that says stylish, but not too conformist, cool but not arctic and so on. White on a website is like how Picasso referred to black “when in doubt — use black” or so they told me in art school.
Soon there may be more white or a lot less. Rules are made to be broken.