is my wardrobe making me depressed?

Quite frankly, it could be. And tracking the daily lewks doesn’t seem to be helping.

We know my wardrobe has been uncovered as largely monochrome – blah blah blah – but what I’ve come to realise, an enlightenment that only hit me two days ago ( and one that makes so much SENSE in my mind ), this black-and-white-boring, when repeated frequently, can lead to darker feelings we generally try to push away. Are our outfits who we become?

I can’t solely blame my wardrobe for this current overwhelmed state of mind – a range of assignments, weekend happenings ( great things, but so much ), keeping up with this person and reading that, and on and on, also play a large role. Basically, I just want a few days to read magazines and drink good coffee – is that so much to ask? But this lack of colour screams at me, literally shrieks in my brain, as I try to plan the next day’s outfit. Scrolling through what I’ve worn already, it’s a dull collection of greys, blacks, whites and blues, with the occasional, very occasional, pop. See, the problem is, I’m trying to be more colourful, but I can’t. I don’t own the rainbow I should, limiting me to these sombre choices. This isn’t just a validation to spend all the $$$ and brighten my options.

I asked Dr. Google, “can a monochrome outfit make you depressed?”, “can your clothes make you feel depressed?”.

He didn’t answer. Probably just thought I was crazy.

Instead, he told me that people who suffer depressive feelings often wear baggier, comfort-based clothing – we already know all that. But what if the clothing itself can ignite the feeling? Can our clothing choices be more than an external sign of internal emotions?

While I haven’t found any proof that my theory is true, I now know what my topic would be if I ever did decide to become my own Dr. and change the world with a PhD ( not going to happen ). I think that maybe a colourful life, vibrant in social activity and exciting days, can handle the ease of monochrome – it’s classy, it’s work-friendly and practical. But when life currently revolves around much drearier elements, it’s up to the outfit to make life pop a little. It could just be that I need a few more wild accessories to revive any dull day; wake up any tiresome outfit.

As always, we wouldn’t be done without a bit of help from my street style friends. Breathe your inspiration into my soul, magically deliver those life-giving pieces I so need to seamlessly add and casually resuscitate the dark lurking in those drawers. And then, enough with the monochrome bore: onto bigger and better things next time.

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