This is kind of an odd subject, but I feel like I could use more style in my life. I understand the backwardness of trying to plan out a hip look, rather than let it flow more naturally from who I am. I have never really had any “lessons” in how to dress or how to look good in any normal sense. I am a pretty good mimic, so I can copy friends and how they look a little bit, but most everything else has just been my personal opinion about what looks good on me. Fashion sense seems like it’s both about how other people perceive you, and how you perceive yourself. I am not too worried about the self-perception thing; in fact, if anything, a change in my wardrobe or general style might be well suited to making me more comfortable with myself. (That construction was a little awkward… but you get the picture!)
One thing I considered was ties – I already wear collared shirts to work most of the time, and wearing a tie is an interesting in-between to suited up and my normal “work clothes.” I do wonder whether being more formal than I already am (basically button-down shirt and jeans, nothing too fancy) will have a negative impact on people I hang out with. Only one way to find out, I guess! Other possibilities: wacky hat, more color coordination/variation (I have no real sense about this; I just like the color blue), a better overall plan for stuff to wear across multiple days (as opposed to “whatever is clean and handy and I feel like that day).
Then again, maybe this just isn’t worth worrying about?
21. I resolve to take a closer look at how I dress and my general “style,” possibly with consultation with friends, and spend at least a week doing something different with my overall look.