oh god thats not how it works, is it?!
Also, isn't alot of MC actually mid to late 20's? I seem to remember someone conducting an age survey at some point that put the median age surprisingly lower than I thought it was.
To a point. I haven't been around long so from my perspective there are some accepted styles that the group-think-consensus has deemed good and others not as good, and this has everything to do with preconceived rules and regulations.
You could certainly point out some styles of "acceptable" swd fits and a formulae for achieving said look. Lets see... slutty white tee, jeans that fit just so, etc...
To stir the pot a bit, I would also add that these preconceived rules are malleable and don't apply as rigidly to veteran posters and even less so for the more popular designers' runway looks. Less experienced members are driven towards a particular style of fit and variation is much less acceptable, if at all.
You cut out my last sentence, which addresses this...
You could pretty much wear whatever and people here are going to accept it. Designers like Ann, Damir, Rick, Devoa, etc. can pretty much do whatever and people are going to accept it. Others who are less known/accepted on this forum have much less leeway for variation away from accepted standards or types of fits and are expected to fit into a current kind of "standard fit".
There is definitely a group-think-consensus about what works that is more or less maleable depending on who is presenting the content. What "looks good" depends on who is presenting it... to a large degree. People have posted fits here that get 50 thumbs that I think look like shit or are just average at best. And no, I won't give examples.
Anyway, just my own humble opinion and observations...
IDK, orange shoelaces?
I also want to point out I'm NOT saying there is no objective basis for what looks good, I think there is, and opinions here do reflect that as well.
I am also under no illusion that any fits I've posted are objectively good, maybe to some varying degrees, but not nearly as good as many people posting fits here.