Seeing is believing
earlier this year i bought a scarf. i chose the color based on which one i found most attractive for me to look at, not which one might make me the most attractive. the sales associate at the store asked if i wanted to see it on in front of a mirror and my response was, "doesn't matter, i won't be the one having to look at me when it's on." he looked at me like i was...an alien. as i've mentioned before, i do this a lot, choose based on what i like to look at, rather than what necessarily looks good on me. in a perfect world, they would be one and the same.
philosophically or intellectually there is a style that appeals to me, independent of me (my body, shape, coloring, etc.). i wonder, if i just wear the clothing i like (independent of what looks best on me), will they just magically "suit" me? or do i have to listen to the mirror?
which do you put a higher premium on - how you want to look, or how you actually look?