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Writer's Block: Wear This, Not That

What is the most timeless article of clothing or fashion accessory?

So it's been announced that this "Writer's Block" element of LiveJournal is coming to an end. I really don't understand why... it's not like there's any real shortage of potential questions to ask or any real lack of people willing to post concepts as fodder for it.

I guess it'll go till the end of the month and then everyone will have to be responsible for coming up with their own content again, just like in the old days of El Jay!

I hope the archive of Writer's Blocks will remain for people to scroll through. It might be fun to answer some of the ones I missed, read the answers that people left or maybe make a thinkpost from something inspiring...

Not to go off on a tangent but part of the reason I was able to write thinkposts was because so many people on my friendslist were such thoughtful writers writing about aspects that touched their own lives, it inspired me to take those thoughts and write something else. LJ is a big stew and the flavors all blend and bubble and simmer into something really tasty. I miss that element. Writer's Block is a tiny bit like that, but it can't be a replacement for the intelligent, witty, thoughtful and well-spoken people who would craft entries.

I miss you.

But anyway, we're talking about fashion, and that's definitely a worthy topic to discuss as Spring is in the air and people are considering their wardrobe choices for the warmer (in the Northern Hemisphere) weather!

I guess I want to dissect the question ever so slightly. To be timeless literally means to not be locked into any particular era. It's a piece you could wear at any time and not appear out of place. And in that sense, we can really narrow it down.

I suppose we need to make a choice for male fashion and female. Actually for men, it's pretty basic. It's got to be a dark suit. The thing about men's fashions is there's not a lot of options. There will be trousers of some sort. There will be a garment for the torso. Men's fashion is quite humorous in its lack of diversity.

Maybe through an honorable mention to blue jeans and a white t shirt. Which would also work for a woman. Which segues to the other element of the question. Which would be LBD: the Little Black Dress. Designers constantly talk about this. Really though, not everyone can wear it. And we could then take on the issue of design and function and body types and selling products and all of the issues both on the runway and off that have made "style" difficult for everyone.

But we aren't discussing what the most "universal" article of clothing is or what is something everyone would look good wearing. We're just wondering about the timeless quality of fashion and what might work for any era. And I think this answers that.


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Mar. 19th, 2012 01:46 pm (UTC)
I miss your thinkposts too! They are a part of my breakfast on a Monday morning.

Mar. 19th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Gotta love the Little Black Dress. And I have a quibble: blue jeans and a *black* rather than white T-shirt survives the test of time for both men and women.
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