Fashion Advice

fashion advice

As I was surfacing into consciousness this morning I asked myself, What does my soul want to write this morning? And the true answer was, Something fluffy. Because into every dark season there must be some light relief. Mondays don’t always need a Ms. Motivator. Fashion qualifies for a more gentle theme to enter a new week.

It will come as a surprise to many (especially my brother) that I actually do scan the fashion columns. Okay, it is pretty much limited to Jess Cartner-Morley in the Guardian, but still…I maintain a social anthropological interest in clothing and fashion. And one of her columns is the direct source of inspiration I sipped at this morning when my Poetry Daily motor was idling.  In addition, along with some college buddies, I confess to maintaining an aesthetic interest in historical dress and costume. We salivate together via Facebook tags. I  will also admit that I harbour a deep appreciation of handbag design. Imelda Marcos can keep the shoes!

Anyway, I digress. Here is today’s Poetry Daily.


Fashion Advice
 
It’s got to be all colour.
Or it’s all black.
No half-measures.
 
Here’s where I pause to consider
how culture is
a mirroring
 
of what’s happening, what will
be history.
Trends are zeitgeist.
 
Time maybe to be getting
the real New Look –
a compliment.
 
We don’t have to be matchy-
matchy, maybe
just try for a
 
compromise. Bi-partisan
mix and match looks
that dialogue.
 
That look great on the many
shapes and sizes,
in-betweens, too.
 
Set a new trend that will not
divide wardrobes.
Resist advice.

Change the course of history.


 
Copyright© Bee Smith2018

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