Do these shoes go with this purse? Does this shirt match these jeans? We’ve all been privy to some form of this exchange at some point in our lives. We may have asked a question similar, or been asked it, and if neither of those, we’ve probably overheard someone ask some variation of these questions. The fact is, the vast majority of people tend to consciously control their external appearance to a degree that they deem is aesthetically pleasing to themselves (or at least to the people they intend to appear in front of).
Sure we can laugh at people who go ridiculous lengths to “look their best”, I’m sure most people who watch Jersey Shore snicker when The Situation talks about his GTL routine, and his before-club rituals. Yet when you think about it, going to excessive lengths to control your outward appearance is exactly what we do all the time. Piercings, tattoos, scars, etc, are all just our versions of the Jersey Shore appearance regimes.
Take a look at these knuckle tattoos uploaded recently by OhRubie..
On their own they look great, I’m personally a big fan that the apostrophe was included, but seeing that she’s painted her nails to match the colouring in the lettering really makes the entire piece stand out.
So have you ever done anything similar? Co-ordinate something you’re wearing with your mods? Maybe not with make-up, but with clothing or accessories, like changing your plug colours to match your outfit, or buying a specific colour pair of shoes to match the tattoos on your legs.