What Your Clothes Say About You

Though there’s no one piece or style that makes a woman successful, your clothes can project a good or bad image. Clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner of “You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You” explained how psychology determines our clothing choices. Since your wardrobe can recognize the most common psychological perception problems, keep on reading to know what your clothes say about you.

  1. If you keep every piece of clothing you’ve ever owned…

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You might be clinging to the past through the sentimental value of your pieces. Like fashion blogger Jennifer Selmanovic, you may love a crochet crop top and denim shorts, but think of updating it a bit with a trendy vest that can refresh your look while holding on to your sentimental things. Or, overcome it by getting rid of 2 out of 3 items you own, including anything too big or small, ripped or outdated pieces.

  1. If you only wear neutrals and avoid accessories…

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You’re stuck in a psychological rut and too comfortable to shake it up by being too afraid to draw attention to yourself. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, you may go for an all-white outfit without wearing accessories at all, but try to add some flair to your style through your garment’s style, cuts, and even texture. Deviating from your routine in small ways just like switching for a different pair of heels or bag can be inexpensive ways to update your look.

  1. If you dress in clothing too large for your body…

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Have been told you’re dressed inappropriately or too sexily? You must see your body differently than others see it, or as a reflection of the way it once was. When picking an outfit, consider what would be the occasion to avoid getting the wrong kind of attention. You must consider the image you want to project in given situations especially at work and choose outfits based on cues from those around you. You may actually bring an honest friend with you when going shopping to find out what looks great on you, while ignoring sizes and fashion trends.

  1. If you’re always in work clothes…

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You value yourself primarily through your work and work-related accomplishments. If you find you often see yourself overly formal in a casual setting, think of recognizing your talents outside of work to affect your way of dressing strategically. Unless you’re heading to the office, think of wearing your blazers with too casual jeans or even sexy shorts to dress them down a bit you’re your weekend look.

  1. If you’re covered in designer logos…

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Designer items might be something to boast for, but if you’re covered in designer logos, you’re saying that you need to broadcast wealth in order to be treated well by others. To overcome this, practice wearing “blank canvas” pieces and only accenting with logos to emphasize that people value you for more than your labels. By taking these things into consideration, you’ll be able to express yourself accurately through the clothes you’re wearing.

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