Folabomi: What your Clothes say about you

Did you guys hear our currency is terrifically devalued now? The recession is biting hard, and prices are skyrocketing right before our eyes.Now one thing is naturally expected- 1. a slump in consumer spending on ..

Now one thing is naturally expected- 1. a slump in consumer spending on .. eerrr.. Clothes. But haha jokes.. the reverse happens to be the case. Our purchasing power hasn’t much altered and we still hear cries of ‘I don’t have what to wear!’ while staring at a wardrobe full of clothes.

A wardrobe crisis may seem somewhat shallow on a day packed with important decisions to make… but ehn.. I beg to differ .. because believe it or not, the clothes we choose to wear shape the day and week ahead, it determines who we meet, the first impression others have of us and surely how they react to us.

So today’s post happened …

A survey was conducted on how impressions are automatically created upon meeting someone for the first time based on his/her clothing alone.

9 participants rated our Muse, Anita, on 3-dimensions: confidence + status + interest.

The very chilled respondents were asked what first impression they would have of our She-Stimulus and where they could possibly bump into her.

I must mention that our respondents are cool kids and as such gave their unadulterated responses before darting right back into their equally cool niches.

and these were their responses:

 

“Classy, fun, flirrrty and cute with playful looks darting around! She’s the kind of girl you would see in a park or an art gallery” – Lola ( CEO, Unravelling Nigeria)

“Chill.. if I meet her, the first thing I will see is her simplicity. I would possibly meet her at a Board Meeting. Low key who’s she? Oya, her contact.” – Ayo of Xtreme Media

“The bold colours of her outfit and the combination make her look sophisticated and daring, like she would know what she’s doing. I would probably meet her at a semi-formal dinner or banquet.” – Olo (Blogger, Olothecomplainer)

“The colours of her skirt, how radiant and beautiful! Her smile!  I’ll most likely meet her at a female or leadership conference” – Chiamaka (Person Upstairs, Social Prefect)

“The intricate combination of colours make her elegant. She looks like a lady who knows exactly what she wants (especially when you take her outfit into consideration).. Exudes an air of confidence.. She looks like the owner of a beauty and accessories store at the mall, but then again she looks like an actress on the set of a movie.. You don’t rock these type of colours if you don’t want to be seen, so she definitely enjoys a sizeable amount of attention” – Frank (Dean, Anti-socialism.com)

She’s classy! I’ld meet her at a party. Or on a red carpet.” – Adeola of OGÉ Makeup Artistry

“A classic liberal urbane Sunday vibe. #ChurchCloth #ChurchFlow #SundayVibe #LagosLiving #FeelieMaisefe . oK. So what’s her instagram handle? She might just be single. Uno! Send her phone number nah!” – Seyi (Director, Enroute Nigeria)

“Colours that radiate happiness. Spot her smile.” – Ife of Ipheellusion Photography )

“An outfit that gives leeway for an assortment of personalities. The slaying fierce look, perfect for attracting envious glances. Or the bashful modest look that leaves admirers yearning for a deeper connection.” – Tuliwa (Blogger, JaK3ob)

Every costume tells a story, often a very subtle one, about its wearer.

Every day we pull something from the wardrobe, or try on something new, that has life-changing potentials: cognitive, social and emotional consequences.

Mind what you wear.

Wear ‘comfortable’.

Get Draped.

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