we all know what someone means when they see their fave celeb wearing something so fire, that it's a LOOK! if you don't, shame on you. but how "not new" is this word? like late 80's/early 90's not new. the first time i heard someone mention a look or looks, was on one of my fave tv shows, Living Single. LS was my life literally, & i was still a freshman in high school, what did i know about living single?
anyway, my favorites on the show were Maxine Shaw and Regine Hunter. Max, because she didn't believe in double standards when it came to men & women and she's just how i wanted to be : career oriented and only making time for her friends and a guy who was WORTH her time. Regine on the other hand, though very needy in the guy/ finding love department, always came with a look.
a buyer for a boutique, who's main focus is being the best at what she does, not on love or finding mr. right, he'll come when you least expect it. that was my thing, style like Regine Hunter, attitude like Maxine Shaw. and when you talk about me, don't forget to mention my looks! saying anything less than a look, [wearing outfits], is not what someone like Regine does. she creates looks.
i think coming from her pov, an outfit is something you can buy off the mannequin from your favorite department store. a look, however, is crafted. time, attention and even the smallest detail matters. you can't just wear any pair of black jeans, you have to wear the RIGHT pair of black jeans. so saying something so crafted and inspirational is just an "outfit" is an insult to all fashionistas & divas, Regine Hunter to be exact.
before you even pucker your lips to give a compliment on how someones "outfit" looks, make sure you're talking to a regular person, & not someone who can tell you the creative directors of all your favorite brands and knows that Karl Lagerfeld is a designer, not Chanel.