Looks like this story's going to involve clothes.
The muse has thrown out a few more ideas. There's going to be a city where they are surprised at her unbound hair, because obviously she's married, wearing colors like that. Maidens wear white and gray, and widows, black. Then, there are going to be countries where her style of clothing is too foreign to be anything except foreign. And at one point someone's going to spangle some dress with stars, to indicate that she's a wizard, which she is.
Hmm. Perhaps one where her owning different colored clothing makes her look like she's claiming different occupations -- of different prestige and status, at that.
A bit odd at that, because she is not herself particularly concerned with her clothing. She can mend it, of course, but she's not going to be strong on the technical details of the clothing she encounters.
Of course, that just gives the muse a chance to let rip on the symbolism and social significance of it all.