All the world's a stage
i dress for myself, but if someone important to me says something critical, i take that into consideration. that said, i’ve accepted that my style does not appeal to everyone (and while we don’t wear our politics or philosophies on our sleeves, our very sleeves themselves seem as capable as weightier issues are of offending or intriguing others). while my style is generally not too remarkable, i am not adverse to the occasional large tulle bow, or dressing about 2 degrees more formal than the circumstances might call for.
i don’t tend to consider my audience (who i will be seeing, etc. over the course of each day), which is a privilege that is not lost on me. and as i wrote in my comment under the style (stīl): post below, i do not dress to be sexy, so take that off the list of motivations. i am always pleased to receive a compliment, but my most important critic is myself.
besides yourself, who else (partner, environment, peers) do you consider when you get dressed/shop? does that pressure undermine your style at all?