How come it’s so easy for some people to talk about themselves, their lifestyle as well as their attire while at the same time many people find it extremely difficult to open up. Statistics have displayed that particularly men find it difficult to express themselves openly. Most men lack confidence in particular especially when they’ve to talk about their fashion sense. However, there is some science behind it when it’s said that your clothes have an influence over your attitude, mood, personality, etc directly or even indirectly.
Society tends to label some clothing as powerful, some as fun, others as the product of luxury, etc and goes to evaluate if one is dressed for the job, the occasion and if they fail to do so, they are often demeaned and become a point of ridicule. In our society there is a big stigma circulating around mental health wherein it’s associated with being shameful. This is set back for men who want to seek professional help but cannot do so because “log kya kahenge?”.

When we take a retrospective view of our outfit, we find that formal office wear will increase your power hormones. This is essential for establishing dominance over the workplace in order to be better negotiators. However, from within, it’s extremely difficult for them to establish connections, to socialise for better networking as they are termed as ‘boring’. This is why Casual Fridays is a renovation at the workplace because it boosts creativity and has a feel good feeling for the individuals. On the other hand, people who carry themselves in luxurious brands definitely become a talking point as it is presumed that they hold a personality, conscious beliefs along with a social status. And individuals who fail to do so in general are presumed to be not upto the mark. However, is it the sole reason and the only way to achieve those values? Definitely not. 

In our day-to-day lives, external factors can be very dominating and influencing while choosing what to wear and how to wear it. But it comes to us as to what we believe in and how we want to project these values. Researchers believe that when we opt for neutral toned and minimal clothing then this look unconsciously also lays an impact on our behaviour. In the same way, when we choose clothing that is tailored with zen philosophy, these clothing not only have longevity but also offer relaxation along with style in their fit. Basically, when we dress according to our values, we start to live by it. The kind of clothes you opt to wear has a powerful influence on our self-perception along with our confidence level. Our day-to-day life can be very stressful and coping with the same can be difficult. In this situation, one can effectively use techniques from reverse psychology. Psychologists suggest that when our mental state looks gloomy and anxious, we should immediately layer simple, zenful and happier clothes. Immediately, it makes us feel a little light as well as boosts our energy.

This is why it is rightly said that “dress for the job you want and not the job you have.” How do minimal clothing diversify your life and make you cheerful? Let us know in the comment section below.

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