You know them from politics, athletics, and other contest of wits, strength, and popularity. They didn't place. They didn't do anything particularly noticeable. They are the also-rans.
One of the happy consequences of my blogging goals this year is that I am dressing to blog many days. That means I'm putting more thought and effort into what I wear and how I wear it, but, like any skill, it takes practice and I'm out of it. This has created a subset of outfits that I put together and even photographed, but they didn't fill me with joy like my koi pond outfit and my fancy thrift store ruana or I just didn't have time to blog.
The also-ran oufits are important. Without trying new things I don't know what I like, what works, and what makes me smile giddily to myself throughout the day.