What Your Wardrobe Reveals About Your Insecurities

“Your clothes reflect how you feel at the moment,” says clinical psychologist and wardrobe consultant Jennifer Baumgartner. “What you wear can be an indicator of what’s going on internally.”

Your Closet Is Overflowing. If you have more stuff than space, it may be symptomatic of your shopping habits, but is more likely a manifestation of arrested development, Baumgartner says. You may be clinging to a positive memory rather than accepting the here and now.

You’re Bored With Your Look. If your wardrobe is a sea of blah—neutrals, basics and safe standbys—you may be feeling a deep sense of boredom in your life that you’ve yet to articulate. There’s often a lack of care to purchase new things or take the time necessary to look polished every day. You may be afraid to take risks, get noticed or of what others might say.


You Bare Too Much Skin. Revealing clothing gets attention, but often the feedback is overly sexual and a form of objectification.

You’re Not Dressing Your Age. Whether you’re dressing too old, too young or out-of-date, it represents an inability to identify and accept who you are at this point in time—and everyone else can see the incongruence.

You’re Always In Work Clothes. This mistake is often made by a professional without a typical 9 to 5 job who is unable to compartmentalize work and life.

You’re Covered In Labels. If you truly like designer clothes, that’s one thing. But if you’re covered in labels and shelling out money you don’t even have, “it’s a farce.” This insecurity may stem from a fear of not measuring up or being good enough.

“Use your wardrobe to analyze who you are internally,” Baumgartner counsels. “Take a look at your closet, get some insight and make changes.”

Source: Forbes

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