I just learned this nifty eye patch and peg leg. I want to wear them to look super cool, but as soon as I put them on, my encumbrance armor set is diminished and I lost my 5th perk in encumbrance. Very sad. So it seems decorative armor can only be worn when you are in idle times.
I’ve seen a few games where they offer both real armor slots and decorative armor slots, allowing you to swap between appearances with a check box.
This would be a great QoL and RP addition.