Originally Posted by mafoofan
No, I understood. My point is that when all components are identical in a given respect, such as brightness, it doesn't lead to visual balance. In fact, it tends to lead to unpleasant clashing. The eye would neither be able to find respite from any of the outfit's extremes, nor would it want to move around the outfit. When there is a range of colors, tones, patterns, scales, textures, saturations, etc., the average of each tends to reach a happy medium while retaining interest through variance.
Well, you would have to have the right combination, but there are other parts involved. The "cut" and shaping and where the colors be either contain it or it doesn't (some of this can be adjusted at the fitting). Another dimension is the personality that is wearing this combination, which means it is not for everybody, or the person would have to figure out how to make it work. Eye color, hair color, complexion, shoes and even socks. A good painter takes into consideration the whole canvas. The Japanese figure out how to leave some of it blank. The Mona Lisa is about her and the rest of the canvas could be just about anything else. In fact I never cared about the background he put in the Mona Lisa. The ensemble is not complete until it all fits the person and nothing leading out nor any part left out. What you have here is a combination, range of colors, tones, patterns, scales, textures, saturations, etc.
, that you have worked on, but there are other combination to learn. Iconic paintings, then realism, impressionist, cubist, and so on and more to come. Clothing is the same, which is one of the reasons tailoring is an art. You may not be interested in all of these styles, but you can learn from all of them. A hat is interesting because we take them off and they have to work on or off without disrupting the whole picture. I could go on and on about balance of light dark, bright dull, space between and lines and so on. Some art classes push us into subjects in ways we might not think of or want to think of but if we want the grade we continue.