I've been thinking a bit lately about how when we critique outfits online, we rarely consider the inherently modular nature of clothing. I'll use myself as an example, and please note I am not
trying to be defensive or discredit criticism.
On my most recent outfit, the majority of the feedback was positive, but a lot of the comments I got were things like:
- taper pants
- looser shirt/drapier
- non-print shirt
Thing is, I do have items to fit all of these pre-requisites. But if I follow them, I'll only have one outfit to wear with my new $900 coat. Of course, it's fine to have a preference and an ideal for the "perfect styling" which cannot realistically be achieved every day – and the comments listed above are fine – but I think we should step back some times and consider that things can be different but equal. We can't wear the same thing every day.Edited by brad-t - 12/17/12 at 1:45pm