Welcome to the Style section of this blog!
For me, Style is far from a superficial aspect of personality. I see it rather as an expression or the extension thereof. “Clothes do not make the man?” Yes, I know the expression. The thing here is not to judge but to recognize what the person wants to project to the world. Through one’s style, we can appreciate one’s creativity, feel one’s joie de vivre, respect one’s discretion, salute one’s courage, the most important is that his or her style is in line with what he or she is. Of course, one can also play with his style: dress up, project a fantasy self image; as long as we are consciously playing a game. So, for me, there is no bad taste per se, I think, but there may be an expression of false self… And we fall into the usurpation which will never be as beautiful that our original version!