What Your Clothes Say About You
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By: Rosangelica Cardenas, Blush Boutique
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” –Yves Saint Laurent
What you wear can give others insight into your thoughts, emotions, ambitions and even your spending habits. Our emotions change when we dress a certain way, and what we wear helps translate our expression of character. This is especially true in our everyday life.
You should dress for the way you want to feel, not how you’re feeling. Choose clothes that make you feel sexy, powerful and in control. The way we dress sends a message to those around us; and most importantly, to ourselves.
Here are some common wardrobe problems and possible solutions to consider. See which ones you can relate to:
Do you keep every piece of clothing you own?
Adopt the golden ratio rule. Get rid of two out of three items you own. This means anything that’s too small, too big, torn or outdated. This applies to new clothing too. If you buy two or three new items, use those to replace two or three items from your closet. Then donate the old stuff.
Do you only wear neutrals and avoid large accessories?
You’re stuck in a rut. The best way to handle this is by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and getting a piece of jewelry that makes a statement. This is a great way to start steering away from your routine.
Are you always in your work clothes?
This means you identify and value yourself through work. However, you need to expand into your other interests. You should consider adding more variety into your wardrobe by including some pieces that cross into semi-casual and casual. Find that happy medium – and remember to work hard, but play harder.
Do you wear designer everything?
You are proud of your success and your wealth. Wearing designer everything brings satisfaction to you because you like how others treat you. But to make these stand out, try to wear more of a blank canvas such as black, white or a neutral. Make only one brand the attention grabber in your outfit. This will also bring more focus on you and not all the brands you wear.
Do you live in jeans or workout gear?
You need to make time for yourself. There’s nothing wrong with being selfish and putting yourself first. The changes can be simple, such as starting by staying in jeans while adding a cute top with flats. Wear a top that’s bold in color or pattern – again, forcing you to step out of your comfort zone. And for those who love to live in gym clothes, remember gym clothes are for the gym. Honestly, they’re technically not appropriate for errands (I know I’m guilty of this).
Overall, it’s important to think about what your clothes are saying to you, not what they’re saying about you. Who would’ve thought our fashion sense was so deep?
This article is a contribution by Rosangelica Cardenas, owner of Blush Boutique in Phoenix. Blush Boutique offers women’s apparel, shoes and accessories in unique styles suitable for any age. You can visit their official website at www.blushboutiqueaz.com, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.579.8725.