A few weeks ago I found I wanted to take a break from being so easily recognizable, and went for a more generic look. I wore mostly second-hand clothes, and swapped the beret for a knitted wool cap of the kind you can see people wearing almost anywhere in cool weather.
I found I liked the freedom of not always being tied to a particular "me" look. But now that I've moved back here and am getting settled in, I've gone back to the beret - I got a brand-new one at John Helmer this morning.
And almost immediately, somebody recognized me. But that's another story.