Be careful when selecting your New’s Years Eve party outfit this year because it may determine the fate of your entire 2015. In other words, more sequins! But in all seriousness, a recent study found that our clothes can affect us more than we think.
Basically we don’t only use our brains to think, but our bodies as well. Our physical experiences, which include wearing clothes and how those clothes feel and look, can impact how we think abstractly. Clothes invade the body and brain, putting the wearer into a different psychological state, Adam D. Galinsky, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, who led the study, told The New York Times. In a series of experiments where he had subjects wear a doctor’s coat, their attention was heightened. “You have to wear the coat, see it on your body and feel it on your skin for it to influence your psychological processes, Dr. Galinsky said. This is similar to other (albeit way more depressing) experiments that have shown when women dress more masculinely during job interviews they tend to get hired more.
So, in other words, you need to find a New Year’s Outfit that makes you feel attractive, strong and smart so you can continue to feel that way through 2016. So we’re thinking jumpsuit?
What do YOU plan to wear on NYE? Tag us on your party look selfie (pretty please) @britandco!