Yes. As long as I was in employment, I had to wear my shoes and dress formally. I live in Chennai, India and in this climate, wearing a shoe with socks was always a pain for me and I hated it.
Then I left the job and became self-employed. Now I opted to dress the way I felt comfortable and the first thing I did was to get rid of shoes and wear open footwear.
Over a period of time, I developed a distaste for wearing colorful shirts in variety of shades and designs. I took a decision to switch over to plain white shirts and plain black pants. I have standardized on it and wearing so for the past 10-12 years comfortably!