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I'm not unfriendly but tend to feel less like they'd want to talk to me if that makes sense. I'm with brokeoven - I'm totally styleless and tend to wear jeans, hoodies, plain t-shirts and so on. I'm not happy this way - I'd love to be smarter because I feel like people probably judge me on my appearance. But a combination of being a lardarse, having no time or money and not knowing where to even start holds me back.
Interestingly, I've become quite friendly with a stylish mum who I first met when our 3 year olds were babies. We didn't start to see a lot of each other until our second babies came along and IMO she's been forced to be more laid back about everything including how she dresses. I suspect she identifies with me more now ... Although that could be my paranoid side overthinking things of course!
Hadn't consciously done it but now you mention it i probably have sub consciously at times like when DD started school. Like meggles said you find people who you think are more on your wavelength and so are drawn to these type of people.
I am friends with every type (hate that word) but my DH has always said that i can find common ground with anyone be it the Queen or a tramp which he loves me for as his mum is a middle class snob (won't catch the bus etc for fear of sitting next to an unsavoury person iho)! My friends are people who have touched my life or become part of it by chance and i don't notice what they wear tbh but love them whatever.
No because there's a lot of deeply unflattering but trendy stuff around. I'd be more interested in someone who knew what looked good on them, even if it was scruffy. Would run a mile from someone who looked like they ironed their jeans or looked super smart and clean. Zackly what Meggles said basically.
I'm friendly to everyone, regardless of how they are dressed, but I find some of the other mums at the school gate are rather standoffish with me, and I get the feeling it's because of how I'm dressed- make up always done, always in dresses, a bit of a fashionista...so it works both ways!