I definitely agree with this with one caveat. I do not think eccentricity is the sole domain of the rich and powerful (although it does help). The only thing is, if you are going to do something eccentric you have to totally own it. Do it because it is YOU, and not because you are copying someone famous. That being said, I never try to wear anything eccentric. lol
This is true. The problem is that 99% of the time people doing this don't get the elegance of the whole outfit--they are wearing some super ostentatious too-tight jacket with the cuffs unbuttoned all the way and bright red bracers visible underneath, and then say "well, [insert whoever here] did this one thing and it worked". The difference is that [insert whoever here] was wearing something incredibly elegant and tasteful that would have looked fantastic on its own, and had one eccentric quirk. If you have 10 things going on, it's not eccentric, it's ostentatious poor taste. In order to pull off an eccentricity like that, everything else has to be *perfect*, and it pretty much never is even close.