Don't you think it is just amazing how wearing something can completely change your mood ? How I feel when I wake up definitely affects my choice of threads. I have always used clothes to express my interests since I can remember and of course I have made some serious mistakes. When I was about 10 my favourite outfit was a bright orange pair of leggings with a matching sleeveless vest top, made out of some kind of stretchy lycra. It still makes me laugh when I think back to that outfit...
Nowadays my clothes reflect the mood I am in, tired, cosy, edgy, sexy, fun... the list goes on really. It is something I am really aware of. I would love to know if you are like me or have you always stuck to the same type of clothes ? I have a rule I have always stuck to and that is if I have not worn an item for over a year it goes onto ebay or is passed onto a friend.
My clothes have always been an ever changing reflection of what I am into at that time of my life. My kids will have a field day looking through old photos I am sure of that!
I'm a little different to Hayley because I am a hoarder. I have jeans that have sat in my drawer for over a decade because I had good memories wearing them (and hope to fit into them again some day). I will keep something in case it comes back into fashion, and I will keep tired clothes in case I decide to decorate. My wardrobe and drawers are bursting at the seams. I'm a very sentimental person and this applies to hanging onto old clothes. I remember my mum keeping lots of her 80's fashion for me but being a teenager in the 00's I of course turned my nose up at her shoulder pads and mental furry jumpers. I find myself keeping things with my daughter in mind now though... and so the cycle continues.
I do believe that clothes can help alter your mood. I stand a little taller if I feel good in what I'm wearing. I once read a quote that said "when I say I have nothing to wear I actually mean I have nothing in my wardrobe that suits who I want to be today", this is very true of me.