Consider yourself…

OK, so from the start of this post, I’ll admit that what I plan on discussing will paint me as an asshole, but this is definitely something to consider.

As vain as this will sound, I take at least 10 minutes to look at myself every morning in the mirror. Why? I just want to make sure that I don’t look completely absurd or gross.

“But, Ben,” you’re probably thinking, “you always talk about doing what you want and dressing how you want, etc. Are you contradicting your philosophy?”

Absolutely not.

What I’m getting at is that even though you all are definitely encouraged to wear/do whatever the hell you want to do, there is some kind of consideration that you should have for your look. This means making sure that whatever you’re wearing doesn’t do your body type and shape any disservice; definitely wear things that will flatter your body shape. Look for color schemes (i.e. different colors that go together because they’re in the same color family, making sure contrasts in color/style are done in a way that makes them flow, etc.) There is some fluidity that one would want to make to their style; trust me. 

A simple exercise that I do when planning/thinking of an outfit to wear is this: I visualize all of the combinations of pieces that I have and how they would go together, pull them out, and then look in the mirror. What I’m looking for are fragments- basically, looking for that flow I spoke on earlier and ensuring there are no breaks in color and style fluidity. If this happens, it’s back to the drawing board.

I do want to state that there isn’t anything completely wrong with having a few “breaks” or contrasts…just keep them to an extreme minimum. Think about a theme: find things that fit that theme and work with them. Of course, as stated, you will have contrasts and breaks, even with a theme, but that’s ok- just don’t make it excessive. 

Is this something you ever considered? Do you consider yourself? Am I just being a rambling jack ass? Let me know.

-Ben

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