What your clothes say about you

MOOD. As our moods fluctuate, so can our perception of clothes, especially the color of clothing. Power is often associated with the classic black and white, usually including red accents as well. On the other hand, relaxing days call for neutrals and pastels. Regardless, 
the Psychologist World suggests that “the clothes we wear send powerful signals to our peers and strangers, projecting the self image of us that we want to display.”

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MOOD. As our moods fluctuate, so can our perception of clothes, especially the color of clothing. Power is often associated with the classic black and white, usually including red accents as well. On the other hand, relaxing days call for neutrals and pastels. Regardless, the Psychologist World suggests that “the clothes we wear send powerful signals to our peers and strangers, projecting the self image of us that we want to display.”

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Picture this. It’s Sunday night. A new week is upon us and if you are anything like me, this means it is time to outfit plan. Eyeing your closet, tops are artfully selected while you hunt for your favorite pair of jeans. With a killer outfit planned, you are officially ready to conquer Monday.

However, fast forward to Monday morning. All of a sudden that cute top you prepared does not look so cute anymore. And those cropped jeans? Forget about them. So why the abrupt change?

It all boils down to your mood.

To lay some foundation, it is no secret that an individual’s wardrobe can reveal a lot about them. How so? No longer depending on clothes to survive through extreme weather, clothes have developed into a social marker. Clothes affect the way we see ourselves. Clothes affect the way we see others. An individual’s clothing choices represent the light they wish to be seen in, as well as exuding their personalities

In the words of Forbes Women, “what you wear can inform passersby of your type of employment, as well as your ambitions, emotions and spending habits.”

Now how does this relate to a person’s mood? Let us revisit the scenario above. Maybe the night before you are still giddy from a party. Then the next morning, the Monday blues really hit you hard. In this case, the bright and bold top was probably swapped out for your classic neutrals is the statement.

Nonetheless, whether it’s the sunshiney yellows or mellow grays, your outfit is meant to represent you.


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