Once upon a time, I substitute taught at an elementary school for a week. It wasn't until Thursday, when I wore a t-shirt and jeans to work, that anyone commented on my clothes.
A young boy stopped in front of me, looked up with earnest eyes, and asked, "Where's your costume?"
Puzzled, I replied, "What costume?"
Sighing at my lack of comprehension, he explained, "Every other day you wore a costume, but today you're not." He gave a decisive nod. "I like your costumes."
That was when I realized that my definition of "everyday clothes," worn Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, had been interpreted by this young lad as "costumes."
On Friday, I made sure to wear one of my own interpretation of everyday clothes. He was satisfied.
One other time a young woman approached me with, "I used to mix you and your sister up."
(My sister Rebecca lived in the same town I did at the time. Can YOU tell who is who?)
The young woman continued, "But now I can tell you apart because you always wear colorful clothes and your sister wears regular clothes."
About five minutes later, Rebecca showed up, and we laughed at my sparkly shirt and swirly skirt that I'd sewn fake coins onto after market, while she wore a white collared shirt and khaki trousers.
"Boring" is a matter of interpretation. Someone who likes traditional clothes would be very uncomfortable showing up with sparkles on their chest and socks that glow in the dark. There's no right or wrong, there's just you!
Are you a costume clothes kind of person? Or are you more comfortable in traditional clothing?
(Did you guess the correct sister? In the picture, Rebecca is wearing the largest earrings (pink.) Mine are sparkly little dolphins to match the rhinestones on my shirt!)