You know, I've always thought about how boring it is always seeing everyone in pretty close to the same gear. Sure, there's variety, but especially with the implementation of AF3 (Empyrean) Armor you see so many people wearing the same thing. This has been a problem for a long time though, going back to the days of the Kirin's Osode's, Optical Hats and Walahra Turbans.
My idea is this.
Why not allow people to do a quest or some such, something fun and easy but time consuming enough that you don't do it every single time. The quest will allow you to transfer the stats of a piece of gear to another piece. The piece of gear you transfer the stats TO will become the same LEVEL and possibly Rare/Ex (where applicable) as the gear you're transferring stats from. Also, you will have to be already high enough level and of proper job orientation to wear said gear that you are transferring the stats TO.
For example. You get a AF3 Empyrean Body +2 for Warrior, but you don't like the style. So you do the quest and are able to transfer the stats and level of the Empyrean +2 body to say, your Warrior Artifact Armor Body, or a Darksteel Cuirass.
Think of it as basically, adding the appearance and style of a piece of gear of your choice (that you can equip on the job in question) to a piece you've already obtained (for the job in question).
This would give people a reason to do Dynamis more, to do Artifact Quests and other quests and missions.
This could even breathe in a big breath of life to Crafting and previous events that people no longer wish to do.
This could be just what the game needs to rejuvenate old events.
This would give a lot more variety to people's appearances and allow people to be more unique with their individual fashion.
And once more, this would bring forth a new reason to craft gear and obtain gear from older events.
I think this would be great, please consider it.