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Staying Neutral

When I was prepping for a recent San Francisco trip, I made sure not to pack clothes with color. Since relocating to L.A. 15 years ago, I’ve expanded my wardrobe palette beyond black, brown and grey, but I know better than revealing this in the Bay Area. The other thing I had to keep under wraps was rooting for the Dodgers in the World Series. My SF friends are diehard Giants fans (which means they loathe the Dodgers) and they had no room for that. 

Illustration by Ella Frances Sanders


2 comments for “Staying Neutral”

  1. Lisa Miller says:

    OK, so why only neutral colors in SF? Is it because it’s foggy there and they want to blend in? It can’t be because it’s urban and chic because LA is too. I give up.

    • wendy says:

      That’s a great question, which I’ll have to ponder some more. But I’m sure climate is a big part of it. When it’s 85+ degrees, with blazing hot sun in L.A, you don’t feel like wearing black. In SF, we could always tell the tourists by the ones wearing bright colors.

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