Friday, June 1, 2018

Mood Pants

You may have heard of mood rings. You know, the rings that change color depending on your mood. Well, from what I've observed in Switzerland, you can tell a Swiss persons mood by the color of their pants.

When the weather is cold, cloudy, or dreary, you tend to see a lot of black, gray, and dark blue clothing. But when the sun comes out (and it is warm), people unleash their wardrobe rainbow! And I'm not talking about their shirts. No, brightly colored pants are all the rage! Here is a rainbow of pants spotted on a recent sunny day in Switzerland:
RED










ORANGE













YELLOW













GREEN













BLUE













FUCHSIA













OK, I know fuchsia is not really a color of the rainbow, but we didn't see a single violet pair of pants. Maybe violet is is pushing the boundary of Swiss sensibilities.

But none of these pants can compare to Lederhosen, but I think that will be a post for another day. 😀











Today's poem is in honor of Swiss bold fashion choices (when the weather is right).

dreary day
gloomy wear
sunny day
kaleidoscope flare
©2018, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

8 comments:

  1. Ha! When warm here, the shorts & tank tops appear, & that means 50 degrees & up. Cultural norms are so interesting. I love the pics, & your brief poetic observation, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I think it is funny that the Swiss are a pretty subdued bunch, but I've seen more brightly colored pants here than back in the US, or at least I notice them more. =)

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  2. You got some great pants pics. I love the orange ones and wonder who was wearing them. His legs look like he might be handsome. 😊

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    1. I love that you and I share the same favorite color, Jeanette, orange! Anyone who can pull off orange pants has some moxy if you ask me. =)

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  3. Was it the green or orange pants that brought the bears to see us in Yellowstone?

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    1. It was the green pants that I didn't like/want to wear. You all conspired to bribe me into wearing them with the promise that they would attract the bears. If I remember correctly, it worked. Thanks for commenting, Sheila! =)

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  4. hahaha! Bridget your poems are something else! I can't help but chuckle and grin when I read them! The pants thing is an interesting observation! I guess people do wear fun things when it's nice outside! I wonder if it's also linked to taking more risks of expression...

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    1. Thank you, Mike, for reading and commenting on my blog. I really appreciate it. It's so warm in Switzerland right now I am wearing rainbow pants to express my heat exhaustion. Hee-hee.

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