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Jenny

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Spinach and Clothing?
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So what do spinach and womens clothing have to do with each other?
  
No, textile scientists haven’t yet figured out how to make fabric from spinach.  And no, color trend forecasters aren’t calling the new green “spinach”.  Actually, I made my own connection between the two several weeks ago when we were deeply involved in showing fall clothes.

Fall fashions this year are indeed beautiful but so unlike what we’ve worn in past seasons.  This seasons fashions have been, and continue to be, all about what I refer to as “stuff”.  By that I mean details.  It’s about ruffles, ruching, uneven hemlines, texture, big accessories, decorative zippers, large prints, etc.

Customers were commenting left and right, “no, that’s not me” when I’d show them something new.  Some were quite reluctant even to try them on.  Seeing a trend developing, I finally said to one woman, “do you have kids?” and she answered, “yes”.  Then I made my move and asked, “did you encourage them to taste spinach before they said they didn’t like it?”.

Most parents did that, right?  What could she say?  So far not one person has answered no and I’ve asked quite a few.  So I grab the item in question and into the dressing room they go.  “Just taste” I say.  “You might like it”.  And they often do!

Did you teach your kids to taste spinach?
  
  
Off the Cuff is a periodic casual review of fashion styles, attitudes and trends by Jenny, owner of Sound Styles in Edmonds, WA

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