I had an aversion to wearing green for many years due to my school uniform having consisted of a green skirt, green blouse, green jumper, green blazer and, just to add a bit of interest, fawn socks. I was forever getting into trouble for trying to add little extras into the dress code, but looking back I suppose that giant gypsy hoop earrings and purple suede winklepickers were pushing it just a little too far.
Now, however, I have various green items of vintage attire in my wardrobe including a 1970s skinny rib polo neck jumper and flared trousers, several dresses, a 1960s suit, and a matching suede coat and handbag. But, by far, my favourite green garments are a pair of 1960s butter soft, emerald green suede boots and a monastral green velvet maxi coat. I always get stopped in the street with compliments when I wear them.
Now I wonder where my fawn socks and purple suede winklepickers are?