Your closet should be a reflection of who you are. It should tell pleasant stories of your past and give us a glimpse into your beautiful feature. For most women, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Psychologist William James says, “Serious development of the personality takes place at the closet door.”
The truth is most of our closets are a mess. They are snapshots of painful memories, reminders of the bodies we’ve left behind, and they aren’t representing our bright and powerful futures. Nine out of ten women own at least one item of clothing they have never worn. Never put it on once! This fact is only true for 1/3 of men. Craziness! The majority of women wear less than 50% of the clothes they own; this is true of only one out of five men.
So what the heck is going on in our closets? Why aren’t we wearing what we buy?
Well in case you didn’t know, clothing can be used as a way to manage your mood or change it completely. Women are more sensitive to different moods and have a ton more of them than men- thank you hormones! So maybe that is why we need to have more clothes in our closets than men. Men usually have a smaller collection of garments so of course, they are wearing them more often.
Most people wear between a quarter and a half of their wardrobe regularly – women who are unhappy or stressed this proportion the percentage of their closet that they neglect was more significant.
So next time your husband gives you shit for not wearing what you own, blame it on your hormones. Kidding, a little. To me, this means we need to cleanse our closets more often, so we don’t get into these states of having a closet that doesn’t represent who we are and one that doesn’t make us feel good every single time we stand in front of it.