What Your Closet Says About You

There could be some truth to the saying, “You can judge a person by their shoes”. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as clothing psychology that helps you understand a person better by looking at their closet and deciphering their personal style. Here is a crash course in closet psychology, to help understand the issues people go through that can be noticed from their wardrobes. Remember, these are only in the case of extremes.  After all, we are what we wear.

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Women who only dress in designer brands
This is an extreme case and doesn’t apply to those who do own some designer logos. If practically your entire wardrobe is logo-ridden, you care too much about what you want the world to see and what you don’t want them to see. It is a form of hiding your true identity.

Chasing trends
Dressing your best and looking ultra fashionable can be exhilarating. People follow what’s hip and in vogue because they have a need to fit in or they fear getting old. We all know or have seen a woman whose choice of clothing may not be so appropriate at her age. This is a clear sign of a woman who hasn’t come to terms with growing old.

Keeping clothes that you never wear
By getting rid of these clothes, you will be forced to say goodbye to a part of you that no longer exists. Maybe you’re hoping to fit into them again someday, which means you need to accept your size and who you are today. Maybe you think it might come back in style and you will wear them again. This means you have a tough time letting go in general and tend to have anxious personality types.

Your closet is filled with clothes that still have the tags on
You may not have a problem letting go of the past but you have a certain ideal of what you would like your future to look like and are buying clothes for that life. The best thing to do is to start wearing these clothes in your present life to free yourself to chase that life. There’s no point having them sit in your closet.

Not letting go of expensive things
You may have a pair of shoes at the bottom of your wardrobe that you haven’t worn in over 7 years. Why? Because they cost a small fortune but are too uncomfortable to wear for long and you don’t have the heart to throw them out. This means that money is always a driving force. Don’t let money take priority over your own comfort.

You buy identical clothing
You mostly prefer only wearing white shirts and blue jeans or when you like a top, you buy it in multiple colours. This could be because you’re afraid of change in any aspect of your life and also shy away from commitment. It’s time to take more risks- with your wardrobe as well as your life. Sometimes change can have positive effects in relationships and careers.

Your closet is only filled with neutral colours
If your closet is devoid of any colour, you probably like to stay below the radar and prefer not being noticed. This could be because of self-esteem issues or maybe just because you’re an introvert. You aren’t very comfortable in social situations and around new people.

 

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