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Fashion Psychology: How Can Your Style Help You?

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Fashion Psychology: How Can Your Style Help You?

You are what you wear. Whether you like it or not, your clothing preference says something about you. Regardless of age, gender, and social status, fashion is a great way to present yourself. Read on to find out how you can benefit from putting on the right clothes.

Positive Feelings

Do you know that even your undergarments can affect your mood? Seeing those with vibrant colors or your favorite ones-like that old shirt you only wear at home-can cheer you up when you’re having a bad day.

Self-Expression

Like statement shirts, the outfit you put together shows your personality and your passions. This is why some artists love wearing clothes inspired by the art they love. If you’re a minimalist, you can channel it through your wardrobe.

Confidence Boost

Power-dressing is real. For instance, donning a slick tailored suit for an important business meeting can make you more confident. Just as uniforms give people a sense of pride (e.g. belonging to a reputable company), fashion helps you ‘play the part’.

Impression

Before you even open your mouth, your whole look already speaks volumes about you. Wearing something that’s too revealing in a sacred place may lead to others thinking you are disrespectful. Though you might not usually care what people think about you, you should always consider their feelings.

These are the elements you need to understand when deciding what outfit to wear:

Color

Colors have meaning. Depending on culture, for example, red may mean either good or bad luck. The same goes for social settings, your private life, and everywhere else.

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With this in mind, you’ll be able to choose the appropriate color for any situation. You can pick yellow if you want to stand out, and gray if you’re going low-key. Funerals usually require black while most weddings reserve white for the bride.

Fit

Dressing according to your size has many pros. First, you feel comfortable. There’s no constant pulling or tugging involved. As long as your clothes have no other issues, you don’t need to worry about wardrobe malfunctions. Next, you look great. An outfit that flatters your body shape is always best. Finally, you appear more decent. Wearing the right fit gives off a sharp, cultured, and mature vibe.

Brand

Although fashion doesn’t necessarily require luxury and reputation, brands assure you excellent quality. They use material that can produce beautiful creations and can last long. A pair of shoes made by a respected brand is worth every penny. There’s nothing wrong with buying branded stuff if you can afford it. You can enjoy wearing your favorite pieces without letting them define you–they don’t make you better than the next person.

Cleanliness

A dirty garment is unappealing no matter how nice it looks. Yellow stains and unintended holes can turn anyone off. Imagine showing up unkempt for a date or a job interview. Always put on clean clothes. Iron them if you have to. It doesn’t hurt to check yourself in the mirror before you step outside.

Fashion is a simple and fun means of introducing yourself to the world. Without saying or doing anything, you give a preview of who you are through your clothes. Moreover, you empower yourself by wearing the right outfit while at the same time, even inspiring others. There’s always been more to style than looking good.

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Written by Hannah

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