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Do you honestly care about what people think of your outfit?

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Kathmandu12 Tue 24-Jan-17 11:22:14

I read someone post in an FB group that she won't purchase this certain jacket because there's a lot of fakes out there, and people won't think at first glance that her outfit is authentic. Just like there's so many fake LVs.

Which made me think because I don't really think about this, and certainly do not think other people actually wonder about what I am wearing.

Do people really care? Do you care about what other people think?

RainbowsAndLemonDrops Tue 24-Jan-17 11:58:59

I'm not sure i'd wear a fake brand. I'd rather have a cheap non branded version than one that isn't real.

Bluntness100 Tue 24-Jan-17 12:00:48

I guess, yes. Not in the terms of fake v real, that doesn't occur to me, but I don't wear fake stuff anyway. However yes, I guess I care what others think to the extent I really don't want people to think I look bad, chavvy, twat like, fake, whatever.

Shakey15000 Tue 24-Jan-17 12:02:30

I wear what I like and don't give a hoot what anyone thinks grin And I like this saying-

"You wouldn't care so much about what people think, if you realised how little they did"

BusterGonad Tue 24-Jan-17 12:08:42

I don't really care what people think about my outfits if I feel happy in them, but in regards to knock offs I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. I think they are extremely tacky and I'd rather have something unbranded and nice then a tacky knock off. IMO if you can't afford the real thing then don't bother.

Blingygolightly Tue 24-Jan-17 12:12:07

On one level I care that people think I look good but it comes with a big caveat....I don't care about people thinking I am wearing fake stuff. I know it's real and thats all that matters. I also don't care about buying things that are ubiquitous. If I like it then that's the most important thing.

BreatheDeep Tue 24-Jan-17 12:15:59

I don't wear labels that anyone would bother faking so that's not an issue to me. But I do want people to think I look OK - not slovenly or ridiculous. So I do care what people think, yes.

PNGirl Tue 24-Jan-17 12:21:52

Yes. What's wrong with that? I want people to look at me and think that I'm confident in what I'm wearing, and that I have made an effort.

I don't care about people thinking I'm wearing a fake though. However, there is a particular Youtuber/blogger I follow who bought a Chanel bag and wears it with cheap jeans and H&M tops/denim shorts which is such a weird contrast that it does look fake in photos.

WhooooAmI24601 Tue 24-Jan-17 12:25:56

I don't even consider that others will be looking at me, I just dress how I dress. I don't buy fake anything because it's just not me, but horses for courses; there are far worse things to do in life.

picklemepopcorn Tue 24-Jan-17 12:26:30

No!
I've noticed the thread titles that pop up in my feed asking 'what shoes should I wear with...' 'If you had £1,300 to spend on a bag...'

I really wouldn't. I don't. I often get and give compliments on how people look, but in my circle we don't need to worry about saying it was from high street, supermarket, charity shop... It just doesn't bother us.

The threads where other people's very expensive belongs have got damaged by someone else fill me with horror! If my child throws up on your bag, it isn't my fault if it is worth more than my entire wardrobe!

Phew, needed to say that.

Everyone else can, of course, do exactly as suits them.

alltouchedout Tue 24-Jan-17 12:30:18

I care to some extent- I really would not want people to think I was inappropriately dressed for work (Social Worker in a mental health hospital), and I would not want people to think I had no standards at all and was dirty. But beyond that, no. I used to care, very very much- but not any more. And I don't wear labels anyway!

BusterGonad Tue 24-Jan-17 12:30:29

PNgirl I'm with you on wanting to look well put together and attractive, so yes I care as I want people to notice that I'm wearing lovely clothes and look good but I don't care if some no Mark doesn't like what I'm wearing.

LoupGarou Tue 24-Jan-17 12:32:23

Nope not at all. I doubt most people are interested, and besides I have a lot of very visible scars so I imagine those would attract more attention from anyone looking at me that my utterly fabulous outfits smile

That said, DS did tell me I looked like one of The Wiggles yesterday! grin

CoolCarrie Tue 24-Jan-17 12:49:44

Don't care about what other people think about my outfits, never wear labelled clothes, I am not an advert for anyone, except my own style, never wear fur and get 50%, at least, of my clothes from charity shops!

Bluntness100 Tue 24-Jan-17 12:55:58

For those that don't care,,,,do you judge others? Genuine question.

I was at the movies a couple of weeks ago, I came out the loo cubicle, washed my hands and reapplied lipstick and was brushing my hair, it's quite long. I was waiting for my daughter in the cubicle so was basically just doing some stuff whilst I waited.

There was a woman at the next sink. She had stopped washing her hands, and was standing stock still staring at me intently in the mirror. I eventually saw her doing it and just automatically turned my head slightly and smiled at her in a friendly way. At which point she abrubtly turned away. No return smile. Straight face. Like she was embarrassed to be caught staring.

She was very overweight, (I don't say that lightly), with a bob to her ears in a middle parting, all one length, oversize shirt, anorak and mum jeans, which I'm sure made her look larger than she was, no make up, I only noticed as she unsettled me very slightly and I turned around confused by her reaction . I was made up, hair done, skinny jeans, heels. That night I had made an effort, but not overly so. More clean and tidy. We were about the same age. I assume she was judging me in some negative way and that's why she was staring as she was.

This thread reminded me of it, because I guess there is two sides, the judging and the being judged. The kind of I don't care what people think, but deep down i may judge others?

museumum Tue 24-Jan-17 13:05:29

I generally see things on other people and like them so look for similar. I don't enjoy browsing shops and won't buy women's magazines so I do rely on looking at other people in the street.
I don't really care what others think of what I wear, and I sometimes wear slightly odd stuff that's not everyone's taste but obviously it's nice when a friend complements something.

I wouldn't normally buy a "brand" that has fakes, but occasionally I like something branded (belted Barbour for example).

LoupGarou Tue 24-Jan-17 13:13:30

Bluntness no I don't judge others, I love clothes and makeup but what other people do with theirs is up to them. I suppose I judge in that sometimes I see someone with a really beautiful necklace, or scarf or whatever that catches me eye and I admire it, and usually ask them where they got it, it I don't notice what people are wearing other than that.
My friends laugh about it as they often ask whether I think x, y or z will go with 1, 2 or 3 and when they say "you know I wore it at such and such", and I have no idea which item they mean. I only really notice if I've been asked for my opinion. I'm not explaining myself very well, sorry blush

Floisme Tue 24-Jan-17 13:32:58

Yes because I'm vain but as long as I'm happy with what I'm wearing, that's really all that matters. Plus let's be honest, I'm deep into middle age and no-one is looking at me - which is surprisingly liberating!
I am unapologetically disapproving of fakes so I guess I would feel a bit hmm if someone thought I was wearing one but as I don't own any obviously designer stuff it's very unlikely to happen.

Bluntness100 Tue 24-Jan-17 15:19:16

Thanks loup, yes I guess I judge too, but only if it's outlandish or eye catching, past that I'm probably too self absorbed to be honest, 😂

Shakey15000 Tue 24-Jan-17 17:15:00

No, I don't judge what anyone wears, wherever, whenever or however they wear it smile

picklemepopcorn Tue 24-Jan-17 17:28:57

Bluntness, I don't judge, though I might notice. I would notice if someone had a wardrobe malfunction (knickers showing through leggings). I would notice if someone had a particularly unfortunate tattoo (half poking down the thigh of a young woman at a wedding with a beautiful short skirted outfit). I worry that I have a face like an old boot when I am thinking- resting bitch face.

FishlessCake Tue 24-Jan-17 17:54:54

I don't wear designer, but I do like clothes. It probably stems from being a child/teenager and having fuck all. Crap horrible clothes, no guidance on hair/makeup or healthy eating and weight. All this despite having an older sister (by 5yrs) who was treated like a queen. I've lost 5st since last January and am now a size 8-10. I never wear the same outfit in a month blush. I make sure my nails are always neat and painted, my makeup though minimal is always done as is my hair kept in a short style. I like my children to wear nice clothes, and their clothes probably cost more than mine.
I don't notice what other people are wearing actually despite being in a panic about my own clothes and would never judge anyone. But people have been rude to me and stopped speaking to me since I lost weight (and started taking an interest in my clothes). That's fine as an introvert it makes my life easier if I don't have to say hello to anyone wink

Sadik Tue 24-Jan-17 18:15:36

I'm obviously very shallow because yes, I do dress with an eye to how I look. Not as in 'people will think this jacket is fake' (I wear ultra-casual clothes) but eg when a friend commented that she liked my new hoodie, and said that she noticed I often wore tops that were nice and a bit unusual, it definitely cheered my day up blush
Similarly, I've got a rather expensive pair of Fly London boots, and while I love them because they're super-comfy, I'd be lying if I didn't say I was chuffed with the number of people who made positive comments on them after I bought them.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 24-Jan-17 18:46:58

I care. I don't wear designer clothes so I am not bothered about fakes, but I love clothes, makeup, perfume, and would hope people think I look stylish and well put together, even if they don't particularly like the way I look. I often get compliments from random people in the street and if I see someone I think looks good will usually stop them and say, even though sometimes they clearly think I am unhinged.

Nettletheelf Tue 24-Jan-17 18:56:02

Anybody who buys stuff that's regularly faked must care what people think about the way they look? Because only stuff that's regarded as a status symbol is faked.

I'm going to make myself unpopular by admitting that I judge people's clothes and appearance all the time, AND I care what people think about what I am wearing and the way I present myself.

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