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When I pick a cocktail, I normally find myself considering three things: 1. What ingredients are fresh? 2. What haven’t I had in a while? And 3. Is there Champagne in that? But apparently a lot of people’s primary concern is how well the drinks match their cocktail outfits.

According to the Daily Mail, 54 percent of British people “drinkcessorize” and match their drink to their outfit.

“Of course people match their drinks with their style, it’s one of those unspoken rules of the pub,” said stylist Alexxia Elizabeth. “… Choosing a clashing drink, or something that just isn’t sexy, can ruin a whole look.”

Well I don’t want my whole look ruined, but I’m certainly not about to let my drink ordering hinge upon whatever weird outfit I decided to wear on a given day. What cocktail goes with a paisley caftan and yoga pants, anyway?

Instead, I think it’d be better to daydream about what you’re going to want to drink, then plan your outfit accordingly. In that spirit, here are a few of my favorite cocktails, and some looks to wear while drinking them.