most of my characters are military - in uniform - so not much help
however in one of my coming of age stories I do describe how a young girl - 16 - changed from her dowdy wardrobe (as described in the beginning of the story) to a much sexier appearance (as she appeared after the life changing event).
in my opinion once a character is clothed or described it is not necessary to paint a new image of that character unless something major changes.
i'll use myself as an example. When I roll out of bed I put on jeans a Tee and my combat (work) boots. It's what I wear most of the time.
if i'm going somewhere different than usual it's a button up shirt, clean jeans and my western boots.
my wife does about the same.
if you look at yourself I bet you'll find the same norms apply.
if your character is a "high maintenance" woman - you're on your own, dude.
if you're writing over your readers head - tum etiam, ut graece scribens --- the secret of success changes;the truth of failure remains constant; if you try to please everyone you will fail.
Last edited by max crash; 06-29-2016 at 02:48 PM..