… that’s an amazing freedom that we have now, that there’s no real set style. It’s just however you want to represent yourself each day. It’s kind of an art form.
– January Jones, actress on Mad Men.
I agree with Ms. Jones, that today there is no particular style nor any rules like there was during the Mad Men era of the 1960s. To me that’s good and bad. It’s great that we have the freedom to experiment and use fashion as an art form, but the down side is most people no longer know how to dress well and we don’t have many role models. Without a set style and guidelines we are confused and frankly the default look is often inappropriate and/or sloppy. Personally, I think that’s a shame.