Do you put any particular thought into your Sims' fashion tastes, or do they just have one outfit they always wear everywhere? What are your favourite Sim looks?
I talk to myself but no one answers ;_;
Style or type of clothing and colors (for me) depends on the Sim. Some would look good in a 'Jessica Jones' style (skinny jeans, black boots, white tank-tee, jacket). Others look better in a softer style. Normal everyday outfits would be on the top of my cc shopping list.
I wish that EA hadn't fudged up so many of their outfits and hairs with chunky shit, but I try to use what I can when my Sims are lucky and get 3 everyday outfits.
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Originally Posted by SuicidiaParasidia
I try to dress my sims as I think they might like...as long as I don't think it'll result in retinal cancer for me to behold them in.
I know what you mean. I used to dislike both overly feminine and overly masculine clothing styles for my Sims, so I would always end up with a slightly boring unisex preppy style, but I've grown more open-minded in real life. And as I've been wanting to make my Sims more diverse and realistic, I now have a lot more of both.
And recently I've had my doubts about the real-life "recent retro" fashion trends, with the 80s/90s fashion that literally everyone under the age of 35 now wears (and I'm absolutely guilty of at least some of it). Still, my Sims now wear distressed and baggy denim, higher-waisted pants, and weird patterns and accessoires.
Still not going anywhere near dungarees or mom jeans though, fuck that noise. If you wear either of those things you're a disgrace and your parents need not love you.
My current family consists of a lesbian couple and their son (with two more children on the way), and their cats. One dresses hyper feminine, and used to wear mostly revealing clothing up until the kiddo was born lol. Now, she dresses pretty femininely, buuuut still in a way that has some flirty tastes. The other used to dress in the ripped t and jeans set from supernatural, but now wears a blouse, jeans, and sneakers.
Their kid mostly wears pink. He likes it.
I'd include pics but I deleted most of them and all of the others aren't really accurate, just funny or cute ones lol.
My sense of fashion is more acquitted to a professionally-casual style. A mix of dress shirts with jeans and a half-buttoned suit jacket that looks cheap is a favorable choice as I've found this choice generally signals to others that you are youthful and able to accommodate the demands of the modern world while still attempting to present yourself with a professional attitude.
Colour coordination plays the primary role in my selection over most other methods of choice. More neutral hues are paired with similar complimentary tones. I would be most likely to pair blue jeans with tan/brown boat shoes, a black casual jacket and a white dress shirt. A tie may also be a chosen accessory. It would not be unlikely for me to commit what some might see as a fashion faux paw as long as the colour pallet coordinates.
An example of my style:
Interestingly, I have found colour coordination plays a pivitol role in other aspects of my life too. There are quiet a few times in my work where I've had to alter my approach to adhere to that of of my clientele. As for femininity/masculinity, a Sim, not unlike my own self, usually is paired with styles that compliment their biological sex, rather than their chosen gender.
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I am currently doing the 100 baby challenge and when my matriarch aged up to elder i put her in more "comfy day clothes and shoes".
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Originally Posted by gazania
I imagine a personality, and I try to dress them that way.
What are your methods of doing this? I imagine it would lead to interesting results and entice the player to explore alternate mindsets.
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1: There is usually a color scheme involving the favorite color and sometimes a few other colors or patterns. Secondary colors are often based on the skin\hair\eye color (expecially if they're berry sweet), and\or original clothing colors (if it's a premade sim). For supernaturals I sometimes put, say, wing, eyeglow, mermaid scale, imaginary friend form, plantsim leaves, etc. color on their clothing.
2: With premade sims, I often expand on whatever fashion sense they have at the start of the game. One example of this is the lightning bolt makeup I used to give to Boyd Wainwright when I was addicted to playing him and Susan. I tend to see Boyd Wainwright as a glam rock sim.
3: I often use the traits and favorites to decide on a fashion sense for a sim.
4: If I have to decide on a fashion sense before I decide on actual traits\favorites, I often just use the general idea I have in mind, or pick the first nice enough clothes around because of CAS lag. And for color scheme, I often tend to decide one and use it for hair, eyes, and clothing, then pick one of the main clothing colors as the favorite color.
I "correct" the townies' most atrocious fashion disasters via Master Controller when I encounter them. I live out my design gene in decorating my houses, not so much in the clothing.
Black, Dark Blue, Red, White.
Men always wear boring stuff or uncomfortably formal. Women are mostly modest with a pinch of slutty into it. Unless I play on a not-serious save, then the sluttinesss is up to 11! The only chance the men gets to wear something cool is when I decide I want to play with Into The Future so they can look like a bunch of sci fi geeks or something.Heck, I made Rick from Rick & Morty while playing in Dragon Valley because fuck dragons!
|I tend to dress my sims either very feminine or relatively unisex, or if not that...geeky. Very, very geeky. My current family consists of a lesbian couple and their son (with two more children on the way), and their cats. One dresses hyper feminine, and used to wear mostly revealing clothing up until the kiddo was born lol. Now, she dresses pretty femininely, buuuut still in a way that has some flirty tastes. The other used to dress in the ripped t and jeans set from supernatural, but now wears a blouse, jeans, and sneakers. Their kid mostly wears pink. He likes it. I'd include pics but I deleted most of them and all of the others aren't really accurate, just funny or cute ones lol.|
Finally managed to dig through my queue to find the pictures of my sims that I was referring to lol.
Although the toddler is going to age up soon lol, so I'll have to come back with that.
- base game only (so everyone gets the same result)
- subtle instead of oversaturated (all parts default colored -> significantly smaller file)
- matching top/bottom (I really like the hoodie top but in default it's yellow and all athletic bottoms are blue/pink)
- no revealing (all underwear and one bikini)
- age appropriate (e.g. no clothing where she looks like a granny)
As result I got this...
100 Skills, 100 LTRs, 50 completed Careers
... and much more (~40kB)
Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
Anyway, here's some of my recent Sim fashions:
As you can see, I try to use a variety of styles, materials, patterns and colour palettes.
Basically a mix between nerdy, butch, and ultramodern.
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