It's true that we spend, a lot of us, (sometimes me included), considerable time thinking about the presentation we give to strangers on the street. What comes to me just now is, why? Why do we consider the feelings and thoughts, positions and mores, of others before ourselves when it comes to our apparel? Is it that we fear rejection? Yes. Is it that we wish to blend into the greater society on some level? Yes. Is it that we want to attract interesting people, and potential mates? Yes.
It comes down to community. We, all of us exist within a construct of socialization we call community.
The thing that is awful, that makes us vile, that makes us less than worthy as humans, less than worthy of divine love, however we may envision that, is denying to others the simple right of dignified treatment.
Do not choose to leave each other aside, We cannot afford that luxury. We need each other, desperately. The world is changing rapidly, and if we, and our next generation, are to live through it, we must bring our full selves, our greatest being, our least divisive selves, to it.
Bringing negative judgement to the appearance of others is one of the ways we create walls between us. We must work hard, and consciously, to tear them down if we are to move forward in the 21st century. Whether we like it or not, (and there are plenty who don't like it a bit) the world we live in is daily becoming a truly global village. In a village, people rely on each other. This is no less true when the village has billions in its population. So deriding each other for our choices of apparel, not only diminishes us personally, but it makes those we judged harshly far less likely to help, should we need it. Its in everyone's interest to stop the relentless judgements that proliferate across the web, that serve only to bolster the insecurities of those who judge.
Besides, it is in our very differences that we are sublime, not in our similarities. Different is not bad, it is wondrous.
Give your full heart to the world, it needs it.