Once in a great while, somebody who knows me personally (as in, NOT some random, objective blog reader) is like "Hey, why don't you give fashion advice on your blog? You say things sometimes like 'Gold goes with everything!' and 'Aviators look good on everybody!' You could post that stuff!"
How wonderfully supportive and patently insane of my sweet friends! Obviously, when I say shit like that out loud, it's my own deranged opinion, which I don't expect anybody to share. I like my shit weird! But perhaps more importantly, I give ZERO fucks about other people's clothes. I care about you dressing to make yourself happy, if anything. I have my own opinions like anybody, but enforcing arbitrary ideas about what's flattering or unflattering doesn't interest me, and neither does frowning*. I'm not gonna frown about what you're wearing, and I'm sure as shit not gonna try to tell you how you could improve it. Unless you specifically ask me. In which case you're taking your life in your hands, and I have to assume you're specifically looking to incorporate more aviators and old concert tees into your look.
Not that I object to the whole idea of giving or getting fashion advice. Some people are obviously good at it! Alison from Wardrobe Oxygen is clearly great at innately understanding what makes a look classic, and what it means to have taste, and she has an incredible ability to translate these ideas into solid and universal advice (she also has one of the biggest fashion blogs out there, so it's not like I'm telling you what you don't already know). I'm really impressed by that skill. P.S. Alison actually saw fit to feature me in her True Fashionista series recently. I'm just mentioning that again out of shameless glee. What's the opposite of a backdoor brag? I guess, a frontdoor brag. Anyway.
Yeah, obviously being "tasteful" is, how do you say, not my bag. When it comes to inspiration, I'd rather be not-bored by something's craziness than pleasantly contented by its tastefulness. But then, I am very hyperactive.
If you've got any thoughts on the whole idea of style advice, Do's & Don't's, or any of that frick-a-frack, let me know. I'm curious.
*Unless I'm posing for blog photos. Duh.