Apparently, there is no connection between our fashionable choices and our mood, but on second thought and a deeper look – it turns out that the former does affect the second.
How many times did you go out and buy some clothing, measure it and feel that you are the most beautiful and successful in the world? This feeling is very addictive, and it illustrates well the effect of our clothing on our feelings and even our self-image.
In a UK study published in the British Telegraph, students wearing a Superman print shirt were found to be better at testing than those wearing a regular shirt. Those students also described themselves as stronger, more affable and more helpful to their environment.
The example given in the previous paragraph is the norm that most of us hold; But there are those whose self-image depends on clothing at much more significant levels.
In the modern age, there are no shortage of “crazy” shopping campaigns, and spend thousands of shekels at a time, just to feel better.
What to wear to feel good?
In her book, Professor Payne gives some tips to apply:
• Want to improve your mood immediately? Wear a garment that will compliment you.
• Want to move forward in the workplace? Imitate your boss’s dress style.
• Want to feel calm, light and carefree? Wear lightweight clothes and happy colors.
• Want to look leaner? Wear a solid color garment.
It is worth remembering that even when it comes to clothing, it is very easy to fall into the addiction pit. The good feelings that give us beautiful and flattering clothes may depend solely on this and not on other factors.