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Unless I can't imagine a Sim without their outfit (such as Mortimer Goth's red suit or John Mole's trenchcoat) or they can't afford anything extra, I make a point of trying to change their clothes at least once a season. A heavy sweater looks uncomfortable in the middle of summer, and same as walking around in shorts in the middle of winter. Sometimes Sims they change their clothes when they get a promotion or a big bonus at work and want to flaunt it.
I don't mind buying them clothes but I don't like changing their clothes often, especially if I have a lot of Sims in a game. I have to do a double take to remember who is who when they aren't in their regular attire.
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My story sims have a nearly endless array of clothing, and I rarely use the same everyday outfit twice. I think of this as the sims growing out of their clothes as they get older...
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Recently, I try to change their clothes once each season. Each sim's got about 3 or 4 outfit (they sometimes got the same for spring and autumn).
With CAS sims I often find it weird to see them in different clothes than the ones I chose in CAS.
I find it easier to change the clothes of born in game sims. I try to go buy their 3 or 4 outfits before they age so I can change them as soon as they grow up if they get ugly or non season apropriate clothes (like summer dresss in winter ).
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Shorts in the winter just doesn't make sense...
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Originally Posted by simsample
Hardly ever. Sim Sample has been wearing the same PVC since 2004. But then, I dress the same as I did when I was 8, so my sims have no chance...
I change with seasons and they get new clothes at age up (those ones for free).
We had a thread like this before - I'm not particularly complaining OP - and I remember being astonished people changed their sims' clothes everyday. Everyday? Blimey, I have enough trouble getting them out of bed and off to work/school in the mornings.
though in a number households, had some of its members buy clothing for other members. mostly for future ages of newly born/adopted members.
Originally Posted by smorbie1
YIKES! You people make them wear the same stinky clothes every day???? My guys change clothes every time they bathe, sometimes two or three times a day. What's the point of having a million different cc clothing options if you never use them?
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Because when one has 100 plus Sims smustling around a neighbourhood, distinct character clothing (and hair) allows for quick identification. The way I look at it, a million clothing options allow each sim to have their own distinct look. Changing clothes willy- nilly undermines that mnemonic.
It's really just for easier gameplay.
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Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
On schooldays Andrew always changes his clothes when he gets home from school. At school he wears what he considers "sensible" clothing -- a shirt and tie with black or grey shorts. Then he chooses what he wants to wear in his leisure time. He's bought a few thousand Simoleons worth of teenage clothing -- mostly paid for with his mum's money, so he's got plenty to choose from. I suppose he'll want to buy a lot of new stuff when he goes to uni, but he's come into some money of his own, so he won't he won't be such a drain on his poor mum's purse. She'll maybe even be able to buy a few more clothes for herself!
Andrew has, I'm sure, the most clothes in my game, but most of my playables have got several outfits in their wardrobes. Of course some have a favourite outfit that they wear nearly all the time, but "What shall I wear today?" is a question my Sims frequently ask themselves. The only exception are really poor Sims. Clothes are so dear in TS2. Today I bought myself two pairs of shorts from Primark for Å4 a pair. To buy something similar my Sims would be forking out Â§200 a pair! I wish there was a way to set up cheap clothes shops for impoverished Sims.
Jo suggested a knitting mod by Rebecah at Affinity Sims, but unfortunately that needs FreeTime, and I won't trust my netbook PC with anything beyond OFB. Somehow I just feel that getting clothes for free with various mods is just too cheaty for me. (I'm totally irrational about what I do and don't consider "cheaty".)
My Sims often plan their outfit before going on an outing. Maybe not if you're just going shopping for groceries, but, if you're going to a nightclub, it makes sense to think about what you will be wearing. Very often a shopping trip includes a visit to a clothes shop (I like taking my Sims clothes-shopping!), and in that case it makes sense that they may want to change into the outfit they've just bought. I use christianlov's Gussy Up - Plan Outfit for that. (I think a later EP may make it possible to change in the changing booth, but that doesn't work on my game. It really should have been base game -- I mean you can woohoo in the clothes changing booth, but you can't change your clothes! What on earth were they thinking of? )
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Blimey, I have enough trouble getting them out of bed and off to work/school in the mornings.
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Outfits also have to be seasons appropriate - none of that wearing shorts and a tank top in the winter business.
Beside, although I love clothes/makeup and anything visual in real life, its take too much time when playing the game, when you have SIX HUNDRED playables to deal with and its not a game feature I focusing on, (for me storytelling and genetics), changing once they grow up is enough for me, along with the other occasions clothes, sometimes they are merged (i.e underwear/pjamas, formal as everyday for wealthy sims) thanks to CC clothing (the maxi/defaults are hidden). For winter they wear their outerwear more frequently, for summer swimsuits or sport clothes..
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