A 2012 Northwestern University study examined a concept called “enclothed cognition.” According to a Forbes article that year, “researchers define it as the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes… enclothed cognition gives scientific proof to the idea that you should dress not how you feel, but how you want to feel. Which clothes make you feel powerful? Sexy? In control? Wealthy? The clothes you choose are sending a message to those around you, but also to you, yourself.”
This Talbot cardigan paired with an Ann Taylor pencil skirt (AND powder blue Mary Janes) lift my mood just by thinking about it. I pop out of bed at 4:30 a.m. ready to take on the world!