At the risk of sounding like we’re overanalysing a literary text, PM Lee might have worn blue to calm us down after previous episodes of panic buying. After all, blue is commonly associated with tranquil elements like the sky and ocean, and it is widely seen as a calming colour.
That said, all this is conjecture.
We’ll never know the real reasons behind PM Lee’s colour choices.
And that’s alright, for PM Lee’s clothing choices have bestowed us with the gift of distraction.
Pondering his choice in shirts and ties offers a much-needed break from the state of the world today. For a brief, blissful moment, our minds are occupied by theories about his blue shirt rather than, say, when the pandemic will blow over. Maybe this is silly escapism, but at this point, we imagine most people wouldn’t mind.
Now, what colour will PM Lee wear the day the circuit breaker lifts?