The power of clothing

There isn’t enough that can be said about the power of clothing.
Never underestimate the impact your clothes can have on how you feel about yourself and how others view you.
Clothes speak volumes well beyond the opportunity they afford to either blend into or stand out from a crowd.
The only information we get when we first see someone, is the visual impact they have the power to make, not only through the physical body itself, but through what they are wearing.
Within seconds of two people meeting, both parties consciously and unconsciously form opinions about the other person, solely based on their appearance.
Our clothing expresses not only who we are, but, also, what we know.
Since the days when we moved forward from the fig leaf and Caveman couture, social groups have used clothing to both create and communicate their identities.
On a personal level, what we wear has the ability to manipulate our emotions and how we feel. Often times, we aren’t even aware of it.
When we wear something that we don’t feel comfortable and confident in, it causes us to feel self-conscious, which naturally leads to worry about what others think of us.
When we realize that a simple article of clothing has all these super- powers, and recognize that we can harness and use that power to our advantage, then there’s nothing we can’t do.
“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.” Karl Lagerfeld.





Images: Nordstrom/Dominique Janiere/Fault Magazine/Studio msv

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