How many people do you know who would venture out of the comfort of their homes, get in their car and actually plunk down a credit card for a a pair of big, flowy yellow -- and I do mean yellow -- trousers?
But then again, you're just beginning to become acquainted with my friend Edith. Motto: "Everyone's closet is already full of black, it's time to move on." With the codicil: "Tell me one color that doesn't go with the black."
One is hard-pressed to argue the point. Furthermore, she's an artist so she does know her colors. I have to give her that.
Edith is part of my new summer series on "What do you turn to this summer, time and time again for whatever occasion that presents itself?"
Obviously, we'll be continuing this exercise through fall, winter, spring, special occasions, and for just about any other reason I can invent that will produce a mini-collection of workable clothes a la les femmes Française that we can appropriate. Our raison d'etre if you will.
Sketched here, by Edith of course, are three ways she has and will wear her polished cotton trousers. Maybe we'd call them palazzo pants, but that sounds so passé I hate to use the word. Then again if one had a pair in the back of the closet in what ever color or pattern or stumbled upon a pair in a vintage shop we agree they can be one of the most precious, useful items in a wardrobe. So don't scoff.
When you peruse these ideas, flip down to Tuesday's post and review the check list of tops that turned her fuchsia skirt into a non-stop wonder and you'll discover most of the pieces can be lifted from there and transferred over here.
Next week you'll see the final item she bought for this summer and how it can be magically divided and multiplied.
(I suppose I don't have to discuss the t-shirt on top [?], below is an old safari jacket from YSL; the bustier is silk grosgrain and the shawl a reversible orange/yellow pashmina bought in India.)