A Case of The Mean Reds

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly uses the phrase “the mean reds” to describe her generalised anxiety:

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds. You mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat, and maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re just sad, that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid, and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?

Although I love these skinny jeans from Gap’s amazing 1969 denim range, wearing them quite often brings out anxiety in me – what to pair them with (nude seems to be the way I’m leaning for this crimson red colour) and just how much my legs stand out when I walk. I put this outfit together for brunch at the weekend, a wonderful food-fest at the fabulous Goat Town in the East Village.

I realise I need to find a way to avoid the mean reds, at least when associated with bold colours, because neons are going to be huge for spring and I’d really like to find a way to incorporate them into my wardrobe. ┬áIf I can’t master crimson then I’m really going to struggle with hot pink.

I love these jeans, but what on earth else do I wear them with, Blog Reader?

Wearing: Jeans from Gap’s 1969 range; white tee from H&M. Cardigan from Reiss. Heels, Dorothy Perkins.