I tend to rush through my first drafts without remembering to stop and describe things. Reading Tom & Lorenzo’s Mad Style posts on the costumes in Mad Men is making me think more about the way characters express themselves with their clothes.
I don’t think you need to be a fan of the show to appreciate the analysis here. Take a look at the first post on Joan Holloway, for example, since that one doesn’t spoil much or require any real knowledge of the plot. Some of these effects, like the way purple signifies vulnerability for Joan, would probably be too obtrusive in a written format, but there’s no reason each character can’t have a signature look.