I used to buy nice clothes because I wanted to be in style, but I don’t think that I was ever vain about my looks. Several times I spent $500 on sunglasses because I thought they made me look cool, but these expensive sunglasses all broke or got lost and I realized that I didn’t need to spend that much money on them. This world would be a sad place if people didn’t want to look attractive, but as I got older, I traded in fashion for comfort. Proper grooming should be a requirement, but the way you dress should be your own business as everyone should be allowed to do their own thing. Some people think they look good because they have piercings or tattoos, but I have never been attracted to any of these superficial things. I go for the natural look, but a smile always works better if you have all your teeth, and you brush them. When I get out of the shower and put on fresh clothes, it boosts my confidence and makes me ready for anything that comes at me. I have never owned a BMW, or a Cadillac and I don’t need to drive around in a status symbol just to show off. Everyone has some vanity in their bones and we all like attention up to a certain point, but I would rather be respected than admired.
Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #109, where she states, “Looking good; Is it vanity or a requirement? Do you make an endeavor to look presentable or are not interested in making the effort at all? Are appearances important to you or not at all?”