• By: Tori McNeely

You are what you wear

Believe it or not, your outfit may affect the way you approach the world. Don’t believe me? Just ask science! As a handful of studies have shown, we are one step closer to understanding the connection between the kinds of clothing we decide to wear and the effect it has on how we interact in the everyday! Here are just a few unexpected clothing choices that can change your mood.

The power outfit

Formal clothing demands some serious attention! Maybe the old advice of dressing for the job you want, not the job you have has some truth to it. According to a study in Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers found that people who wore formal business attire felt significantly more powerful than those who were dressed casually. Whether it be a power tie, a pantsuit or your favourite pair of heels, there is something about these types of outfit choices that signals not only to yourself and those around you that you mean business.

What’s underneath matters

A lot of women find confidence from dressing in sexy undergarments and lingerie. Even if you’re the only who see it, studies have shown that what you wear underneath your clothes matters.

Whether it be an everyday ensemble or workout attire, the right undergarment can make you feel unstoppable! For instance, athletic clothing not only has the ability to make you look good but brands that prioritize comfort like Knix’s range of sports bras have the ability to make you feel good. After all, nothing is as sexy as comfort and confidence.

The red effect

The colour of your outfit has been shown to create emotions in ourselves and in others around us. The colour red, commonly associated with energy and passion, has been shown to not only make you feel more desirable, but also more energetic. A study published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology found that those who exercised in red displayed performance results that indicated they were much more motivated than those wearing blue.

So, the next time you find yourself feeling foolish for caring so much about what to wear remember that your closet contains countless options to the achieving best version of yourself!