Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Backlit & Puzzled
I'm tired of pattern-mixing. There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but visual busyness has come to grate on me. Therefore, I'm not into this outfit, although I was comfortable wearing it. I like the pieces separately, and the shape is one that I gravitate toward. However, something about combining ruffled stripes and a Victorian-esque fan print just feels wrong. I wish I could explain my reaction rationally, but a fascinating aspect of aesthetic experiences is that they can rarely be catalogued or quantified. I have to deal with the inexplicability of my emotions, and accept that people's tastes change periodically. I don't necessarily want to stay static... If only I understood why my preferences are shifting!
Any theories or thoughts? Please psychoanalyze me. Or talk about how it works for you.