Fashion has been more and more focused on how you can stand out from others than look nice occasion appropriate.
Most fashion-oriented people Have the-main-character syndrome ( MCS ), I was into fashion to learn how to look decent for my body type/complexion/hair and to make it feel a little personal without standing out too much because only celebrities and teenagers used fashion to stand out but maybe that's growing up in a collectivist culture's doing
Fast fashion is now bigger than ever (armchair estimate), there was a boom in online retail shops and trends are moving faster than ever in history which pushes more and more people with MCS to consume, most if not all subcultures got watered down into consumerism despite what the initial goal and values were.
The most accepted concept of anti-fashion implies is to stand out for being weird and unconventional but the better way to do it is to dress as comfortably and normie as you can, just be a nobody, save money, save face, go unnoticed.
The people get to know me organically without making many assumptions about my outer appearance, in fact, they're usually surprised when they do get to know me, it's nice to have your personality and interests private.
It's easier in the professional field as well as it's easier to not rub someone the wrong way when you don't rub them at all.
I've been doing it for a while, been repeating the same outfits for 3 years now with an addition of a few new pieces, I have about 4 main outfits and I mix and match between and they're all focused on comfort and practicality, best decision ever and the catch is that no one ever questioned it, no one ever asked anything and I live with a clear conscious knowing that I didn't embarrass myself wearing something that was trending last year and is no longer in style.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.