Formally, in my English education, I have learned to ask for the outward appearance of something using the expression:
"What does it look like?"
Since my mother tongue is German and we say "Wie sieht es aus?", I frequently catch myself saying:
"How does it look?"
which would be the direct translation from German.
Since I think the translation does not sound wrong (I am certainly biased though) I would like to ask you if this is correct English in at least some cases or just a mistake of mine?