Did you know that clothes play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and how others see us? Whether you are wearing a dress, shorts, jeans, or your favorite pair of sweatpants, clothes can affect moods and emotions.
The right outfit can make us feel more confident and polished. This is why we often wear something nice when we go to an interview or when we are meeting someone for the first time.
Clothes don’t just protect us from the elements, they also provide comfort, status, and identity. Think about dressing for comfort. What’s your go-to outfit? Probably leggings, or something soft like joggers or sweat pants. Now think about dressing for status. If you are the leader of an organization, or a presenter doing some public speaking, you probably won’t be wearing the leggings or sweats. The goal is not to be comfortable in this situation. It’s to project strength and leadership. So, your choice of clothing will be much different than what you wear around the house on your day off. You might choose a dress, blouse and skirt, or skinny jeans dressed up with heels and a nice jacket.
So, how do you want to feel? What image are you wanting to convey? Some days are different than others, but you should have a versatile wardrobe that allows you to change it up according to what mood you are in and how you want to feel. Clothes that can be dressed up or down, like leggings or jean jackets, are ideal. Have a variety of colors, textures, and styles and cuts in your wardrobe to be ready for anything!