Today I put on a brand new light green top I bought at the South of England Show, but forgot that I changed from my black to a red handbag a couple of days ago, because a strap broke (and then I couldn’t be bothered to change my top). I’m not exactly fashion conscious, but I felt like it was a mistake going out with this clash of green and red, and I was feeling self-conscious about it. I thought to myself that what I needed was a scarf with red and green on it, which would bring the two colours together, and at the V&A shop (I keep going back to the V&A Museum cos I find the familiarity of it comforting and I like the cafe!) – I found just the thing, in fact I had a choice of two different red and green designs. So I paid rather a lot of money to treat myself and make myself feel better about the red and green thing. I asked them to cut the label off and wore the scarf straight away.
I don’t really see what’s wrong with red and green. Red roses with green leaves. Poppies in a field. Wild strawberries. It’s quite a ‘natural’ combination. Anyway, I think my lovely new scarf saved the day. The question is – will I ever deliberately wear that combination again? Guess I’ll have to now.
(I’m aware that this is a pretty inane topic to write about. What I need is a metaphor. The scarf should symbolise something, bringing two extremes together. Suggestions welcome!)