Do you go about your day thinking how you feel has no influence on what you wear? Or vice versa? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at the relationship between wardrobe choices and how they can affect your mood. This article examines the potential ways in which fashion choices reflect and influence our moods.
1. Fashion and Emotional Reflections
Fashion is more than just what we wear—it reflects who we are, and how we feel. Our sartorial choices can have a deep psychological effect on our emotions, which is why it’s important to use fashion as a tool of self-expression.
- Style Choices: We choose our style to tell the world something about ourselves. We might go classic to convey a professional edge, wear something unexpected for a creative statement, or express our confidence with a bold look.
- Color Palette: Color has the power to set a mood, which is why many opt for an outfit that reflects our current feelings. We might choose the blues to demonstrate a sombre outlook, reds for aggression, or softer shades that equates to tranquility.
Fashion also has the potential to be empowering. Whatever we wear, it might make us feel invigorated. We might put on an outfit to show off our inner strength in difficult times, or put together an ensemble for an energy boost to tackle tough challenges.
Fashion gives us the opportunity to be creative, unique, and express our various moods. Whether it’s to show off our personal style, proclaim who we are, or boost our emotions, fashion can be used as a tool to fit any situation.
- Style Confidence: We can use fashion to visually style our confidence and self-esteem. Dressing with intention allows us to feel empowered and choose clothing items that make us feel proud of who we are.
- Statement Pieces: Wearing an item such as a statement necklace, a hat, or a fantastic pair of shoes can lift our spirits and make us stand out from the crowd. These are the choices that makes us feel empowered and show our own personal style.
2. Understanding Your Wardrobe Choices
Knowing what to wear can be difficult. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the array of options, and you may not be sure which ones will work best for you. So, let’s take a closer look at how to make the right wardrobe choices:
- Colour Palette: Building a wardrobe around neutral colours is a great way to ensure you have a diverse range of items. Try to stick to a palate of black, white, navy and light greys that will complement each other.
- Mixing it Up: Classic, timeless pieces are great for creating a wardrobe of versatile items. Layer shirts, sweaters and cardigans for a more modern look and experiment with different textures such as fur, velvet or velour to stay on trend.
- Know the Basics: Get to know the key players – the perfect white tee, a classic pair of jeans, and that little black dress. Creating a wardrobe capsule based on these items will ensure you have a timeless selection that can be dressed up or down.
Build Your Look: Start with the basics, then bring in the more ‘experimental’ pieces. Focus on the basics such as white shirts, black trousers, classic trainers and a good blazer and then add fun items such as graphic prints, sequins and unexpected colours.
- Dress for Your Body: Finding the right fit is essential to getting your wardrobe right. Figure out what styles of garments looks best on your body type. We all have different body shapes, so choosing a style that complements your shape is key.
By taking some time to explore your style and understanding what works best for you, you can create an amazing wardrobe tailored for you. Get started building your wardrobe today!
3. Influencing Your Mood Through Style
Style has the power to completely shape our mood. Believe it or not, the clothes we wear are helping us communicate what we are feeling. If you’re feeling blue, suit up and you may find your state of mind improve. Here are a few simple ways to start .
Make Colorful Choices
Vibrant and color-filled clothing choices can help bring out those good vibes. Bright, cheery colors like yellow, pink and orange, create a more positive mindset. If you’re feeling a bit down, just wearing some color can help put you in a much more positive state of being.
When you look and feel comfortable, your confidence and mood soar. Grabbing a baggy shirt or a pair of comfy jeans can do wonders for your morale. Comfort is key, so make choosing fabrics and materials that will make you feel secure and happy.
Try Something New
Sometimes it’s hard to break out of the fashion rut. But experimenting with different styles and outfits can do you the world of good. Why not try an outfit you’ve never tried before or something you feel is out of your comfort zone? Even if it’s something small, you’ll push boundaries and boost your mood at the same time.
Dress for the Occasion
Dressing for an event or for a daily occasion can alter and shape your mood. For example: if you’re heading for an interview, you might feel more confident wearing a sharp pair of dress trousers and a well-ironed shirt. Equally, if you’re setting off to the beach, your mood could be improved with something appropriate such as a colorful pair of shorts or a fun t-shirt.
4. Benefits of Examining Your Closet
When it comes to our wardrobe, we all want to be well-dressed. But when we try to remain updated and fashionable, many of us fall into a rut, donning the same pieces again and again. All too often it is easier to reach for those familiar items, rather than sift through everything to find something different. Examining your closet, however, proves to be an act that provides a number of positive benefits.
It Saves You Time and Money
Whether you are pounding the pavement looking for new styles or online browsing for a specific something, clothes shopping can test the most patient of individuals. However, checking what is already in your wardrobe will help you save considerable time. You already own pieces that fit, so you don’t have to waste time shopping.
In addition to saving you time, finding something new amongst your existing items saves you money. That particular item you bought for a special occasion and never ended up wearing? Activate it! No purchase necessary. Clothes shopping can be a costly habit, so it helps to have money-saving options.
Organizes Your Wardrobe
Taking stock of what you have stored away will help you get organized. When you evaluate your current collection, you can more accurately identify trends. This also helps decide which pieces of clothing should stay and which need to go. If a piece has not been worn in over a year, realistically it is time to get rid of it. Keeping a neat closet would allow you to maximize storage and also put together better outfits.
Organizing lessens the pressure of getting dressed in a rush. Unless you have a personal assistant at your disposal, it can be daunting to wade through a wardrobe filled with clutter. Plus, you will also be able to easily find any outfit you want without having to sort through an avalanche of clothes.
- Let’s face it, we are all bound to acquire fashion pieces that are plain and boring. But don’t be discouraged. A little creativity can transform a mundane outfit into a fashionable one.
- Jazz up a striped shirt by pairing it with an unexpected skirt. Play with shapes and styles to create something new.
- Make the most of what you already have and try to invent new outfits.
The above indicates that examining your closet helps you by virtually reorganizing it to see what pieces are currently at your disposal. Reexamining our wardrobe also provides the perfect opportunity to save time and money as well as get creative. Keeping our wardrobe in check plays an important part when taking a broader look at personal style and fashion trends.
Are you feeling uninspired? Let your wardrobe be your vehicle to self-expression and put yourself in a positive frame of mind. Wear what you love today and be empowered by how your fashion choices can reflect and influence your mood.